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WAP2001092525 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: Rep. John Mica (R-FL) asks questions of witnesses during a House Transportation and Infrastructure (Aviation Subcommittee) hearing examining aviation security September 25, 2001, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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John L. Mica (born January 27, 1943) is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 7th congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, starting January 3, 2011.

Mica was born in Binghamton, New York, but grew up in Florida and was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Florida. He is a member of Delta Chi Fraternity and earned an education degree. Mica had been a businessman, serving in capacities in the real estate, telecommunications, government affairs, and consulting fields.

Mica was a member of the Florida House of Representatives for two terms from 1976 to 1980. There he served on several committees and was a leading Republican on the powerful Appropriations Committee. He was a staff member for Senator Paula F. Hawkins from 1981 to 1985, rising to become her chief of staff. After returning to private industry, he ran for Congress in 1992.

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