Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Born:July 15, 1952 (age 71)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1989-2019
Florida State Senate, 1986-1989
Florida House of Representatives, 1982-1986
Education:A.A., Miami-Dade Community College
B.A., M.S., Florida International University, Miami
PhD., University of Miami

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen represented Florida's 18th District and then the 27th District in the United States House of Representatives from 1989-2019.

Ros-Lehtinen was born July 15, 1952, in Havana, Cuba. She completed her Associate of Arts from Miami-Dade Community College in 1972 and received her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University in 1987. Ros-Lehtinen was awarded a Master of Science from Florida International University of Miami in 1987 and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Miami in 2004.

Ros-Lehtinen served as a member of the Florida State House of Representatives from 1982 to 1986 and served in the Florida State Senate from 1986 to 1989.

For information on Ros-Lehtinen's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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