(brother of Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart), US Representative from Florida, represented the 25th district from 2003 to 2011 then the 21st district [which was renamed the 25th...]. The [new] 25th district (formerly the 21st) is a Republican bastion where the Democrats have only filed to run 3 times since 1993. Mario's brother, Lincoln, represented this district for 18 years. Mario Diaz-Balart has started working in the public Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 25, 1961; attended the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.; marketing executive; member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1988-1992, 2000-2002; member of the Florida state senate, 1992-2000; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).