Mario Rubio, Brother of Marco, Files to Run for Jacksonville City Council
This is not Mario Rubio's first bid for elective office. In 2008 he waged an aggressive campaign for a seat in the Florida State House, but was ultimately defeated by then-Councilman Lake Ray.
Mario, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States with his parents in the 1950s, is 21 years older than his famous brother.
Rubio will be challenging incumbent City Councilman Richard Clark, who just recently finished serving a term as Council President.
The district, in rough terms, coveres areas west of the Intracoastal Waterway and east of Kernan Boulevard. Clark won the seat in a 2005 special election, besting fellow Republican Scott Shine by a bit more than 100 votes. He was unopposed when seeking re-election to a full term in 2007.
Both Rubio and Clark are Republicans. A third candidate who has filed for the seat, Nick Callahan, is also running as a Republican.