Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Statement on Senator Mel Martinez

Dec 2, 2008
Press Release

MIAMI, FL—Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding Senator Mel Martinez’s decision to not seek reelection. 

“Senator Martinez is the example of a true American success story and living proof of the opportunities that our great country has to offer.   As a young man fleeing oppression, he was sent alone to America by his parents.  He worked his way to the U.S. Senate, always putting the interests of those he represents first and fighting to preserve liberty and democracy for all.  Mel has served this country well and I know that he will continue to do so for the remainder of his term as Senator,” said Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart.