Lincoln Diaz Balart
Lincoln Diaz-Balart, a Republican, is a former U.S. Representative for the 21st Congressional District of Florida, having served 1993 to 2011. He did not seek reelection. He was succeeded by his brother, Republican Mario Diaz Balart.(map) 
Record and controversies
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Diaz-Balart was born in Havana,Cuba on August 13, 1954. He is the son of Cuban politician Rafael Diaz-Balart, and a former nephew by marriage of Fidel Castro. He was educated at American School of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, New College of Florida, Cambridge University, and Case Western Reserve University. He was a lawyer and a state legislator before entering the House.
He is active in the Free Cuba movement.
His brother, Mario Diaz-Balart, is also a congressman, representing the 25th district of Florida.
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Lincoln Diaz Balart
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Lincoln Diaz Balart from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Lincoln Diaz Balart from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Lincoln Diaz Balart from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)
- House Committee on Rules
- Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process - Chair
More background data
District Office - Miami:
8525 Northwest 53rd Terrace, Suite 102
Miami, FL 33166
Articles and resources
- Jay Nordlinger, "Meet the Diaz-Balarts: A couple of Castro's 'nephews' — in Congress" National Review, March 10, 2003.
- Matt Taibbi, "The Whining Minority. Republican congressman turns from bully to baby," The Beast, April 2007.
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
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|Committees: House Committee on Rules, House Committee on Rules/Subcommittee on the Legislative and Budget Process|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 3, 1992
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1993
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Flordia Senate, Florida House of Representatives
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Date of Birth: August 13, 1954