Marco Antonio Rubio is an American politician and lawyer serving as the senior United States senator from Florida, a seat he has held since 2011.
A member of the Republican Party, he served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.
Rubio unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016, winning presidential primaries in Minnesota, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Rubio is a Cuban American from Miami, Florida. After serving as a city commissioner for West Miami in the 1990s, he was elected to represent the 111th district in the Florida House of Representatives in 2000.
Subsequently, he was elected speaker of the Florida House; he served for two years beginning in November 2006. Upon leaving the Florida legislature in 2008 due to term limits, Rubio taught at Florida International University.
Marco Rubio wife: Who is Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio?
In 1998, Rubio married Jeanette Dousdebes, a former bank teller and Miami Dolphins cheerleader, in a Catholic ceremony at the Church of the Little Flower.
They have four children. Rubio and his family live in West Miami, Florida.
As of 2018, according to OpenSecrets.org, Rubio’s net worth was negative, owing more than $1.8 million.
Jeanette Christina Dousdebes Rubio, born December 5, 1973, is an American former cheerleader, who is married to United States Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
Jeanette was born in Florida, to parents who had emigrated from Colombia. When she was six, her parents divorced. Jeanette was raised Roman Catholic and attended South Miami High School.
She met her future husband, Marco Rubio, at a neighborhood party when she was 17 and he was 19. After graduating from high school, she attended Miami Dade College.