John Mica

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John Mica ()
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Committees: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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John L. Mica, a Republican, has represented the 7th District of Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Mica voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Work to reverse Coconut Road earmark

Mica said he expected Congress to pass a bill that would reverse the Coconut Road earmark before the December recess.[2]

Mica and Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) agreed to work on making changes to the earmark in October, 2007. However the only vehicle for the change, a bill making technical corrections to the 2005 highway bill, was held up in the Senate. Mica had said he planned to change the Coconut Road earmark language during conference committee negotiations. The House passed its latest version of the bill in August, 2007 but the measure was languishing in the Senate because two unknown senators objected to moving it to the floor. Mica said now there "seems to be some movement in the Senate."[3]

Additionally, Republican Transportation Committee aides said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) planned to "hotline" the bill, an attempt to approve the legislation without debate or amendment.[4]


Mica was born January 27, 1943 in Binghamton, New York. He was educated at Miami Edison High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Florida. He was a businessman, a member of the Florida House of Representatives and a staff member for Senator Paula F. Hawkins before entering the House. He is the brother of former Representative Daniel A. Mica.

Mica, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Railroads, is well-known for being an opponent of government assistance to Amtrak. Mica has said, "Amtrak needs major surgery and reorganization" and "Amtrak is not just broken, it is actually bankrupt." [1]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated John F. Chagnon to face Mica in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Mica retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Wayne Densch Inc$ 16,000
ICI Homes$ 12,700
Berkshire Hathaway$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Harris Corp$ 10,000
Honeywell International$ 10,000
Norfolk Southern$ 10,000
Northrop Grumman$ 10,000
Raytheon Co$ 10,000
Union Pacific Corp$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for John Mica
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

  • House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Ranking Member
    • Subcommittee on Aviation -Ex Officio
    • Subcommittee on Highways Transit & Pipelines -Ex Officio
    • Subcommittee on Railroads -Ex Officio
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources & Environment -Ex Officio
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings & Emergency Management -Ex Officio
    • Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation -Ex Officio
  • House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Policy
    • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Post Office, and the District of Columbia

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on John Mica. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2187 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4035 Fax: 202-226-0821
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District offices
  • 840 Deltona Boulevard, Suite G, Deltona, FL 32725
    Ph: 386-860-1499 Fax: (none entered)
  • 668 North Orlando Avenue, Suite 208, Maitland, FL 32751-4495
    Ph: 407-657-8080 Fax: (none entered)
  • 770 West Granada Boulevard, Suite 315, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-5180
    Ph: 386-676-7750 Fax: (none entered)
  • 613 Saint Johns Avenue, Room 107, Palatka, FL 32177-4643
    Ph: 386-328-1622 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1 Florida Park Drive, Suite 100, Palm Coast, FL 32137
    Ph: 386-246-6042 Fax: (none entered)
  • 3000 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 1, Saint Augustine, FL 32084-8600
    Ph: 904-810-5048 Fax: (none entered)
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