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State Sen Rene Garcia Was Born In His Home Base Of Hialeah But He Is Also Fond Of The County State And Especially Newborns

Written by on July 12, 2012

State Sen. Rene Garcia says the Charter Review Task Force committee, which he chaired and just completed its business, was a rousing success because of the complex and numerous issues the group tackled in a short time. The task force was formed in March, didn’t meet until April 19 and held its last meeting June 26. The previous task force had 18 months to complete its work.

"We tackled a couple of big issues, one of them being incorporation and regional government that we’ve been talking about for years and really haven’t moved on," says Sen. Garcia, who formally presents the committee’s proposed amendments to the Miami-Dade commission July 17.

The District 40 Republican, whose home base is Hialeah, has a history of tackling big issues.

There was a time when single young mothers or girls who had just given birth and were in desperate straits abandoned infants just about anywhere. But in 2000 the Florida Legislature passed a law, called A Safe Haven for Newborns, that allows a mother or a father to drop off a newborn at a firehouse without penalty. Sen. Garcia was a proponent of the law who actually got involved in making sure the program got off the ground.

"After that law passed, we, the legislature, never funded it," he said. "So this gentleman by the name Nick Silverio went out and started this program… and we worked together on getting this going."

Sen. Garcia talked about his rise in public office, the issues confronting the state, and his family, at his office in Hialeah with Miami Today reporter Lou Ortiz.To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2012 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1″);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview(); var _rsCI=”us-bpaww”; var _rsCG=”0″; var _rsDN=”//”; var _rsPLfl=0; var _rsSE=1; var _rsSM=1.0; var _rsCL=1;