Senator Marco Rubio , U.S. Senate
Senator Marco Rubio is passionate about restoring the American Dream because he has lived it himself. The son of Cuban immigrants whose lives were changed by America, Senator Rubio was raised to believe that all things were possible in this country. Carrying this belief with him, he served his home community of West Miami as a city commissioner before becoming a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, eventually becoming Speaker of the House in 2007.
Three years later, in a remarkable come-from-behind victory, Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate on the promise of bringing his passion for reform and optimistic conservative ideas to Washington. He has since become a leading opponent of the Washington establishment’s big government vision for America. In the Senate, he has dedicated himself to leading a bold offensive to restore the American Dream through innovative 21st century conservative ideas. He has proposed reforms to our nation’s anti-poverty efforts, tax code, regulatory policies, higher education system, vital senior safety net programs, and foreign policy.
All of Senator Rubio’s efforts have been aimed at helping everyday Americans achieve their unique version of the American Dream. He believes with a smart limited government approach, we can revive the American Dream, bring it into reach of more people than ever before, and usher in an American Century even greater than the last. Rubio announced his presidential candidacy on April 13, 2015.