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  Garcia, Pedro J.
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  2020-01-01  
 
NamePedro J. Garcia
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InfoPedro J. Garcia, MNAA, was elected as Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser in 2008. He was the first elected Property Appraiser in Miami-Dade County in more than five decades. He was subsequently re-elected to office in 2014 and was unopposed in the 2016 elections.
Mr. Garcia has worked in the Florida real estate industry since 1970. He is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a Real Estate Broker. For more than 35 years, he owned a real estate brokerage and an appraisal firm. Prior to being elected as Property Appraiser, he also served 10 years as Special Magistrate with the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board (VAB).

He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the Miami Association of Realtors, board member of The Baptist Health Foundation, current member of Florida Association of Property Appraisers, former president of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers, the Hispanic American Certified Appraisers and the National Association of Master Appraisers.

Mr. Garcia is committed to ensuring fairness and equitable assessments for all property owners. As one of his top priorities, he continues to aggressively pursue and investigate Homestead Exemption fraud to ensure property owners are not burdened with overpaying taxes as a result of those committing fraud.

Mr. Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, where he attended Colegio Cubano Arturo Montori and the Havana Business University until he left the island. Mr. Garcia and his family have resided in Miami, Florida since 1962. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and he is also a member of the American Legion Post 0346. In his spare time, Mr. Garcia enjoys playing golf and fishing.

He and his wife, Amalia, have been married since 1959. They have been blessed with four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notable awards include The National Association of Hispanic Public Administrators (2008), Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (2009), Big Five Club (2010), Gables Good Government Committee (2010), Latin American Business Association (2015), Florida Association of Property Appraisers (The Ervin A. Higgs Award in 2016) and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Leadership Award in 2019.

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  08/18/2020 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Won 53.32% (+6.63%)
  08/30/2016 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser - Special Election Won 58.26% (+16.52%)
  08/14/2012 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Lost 48.86% (-2.28%)
  12/16/2008 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser - Runoff Won 59.31% (+18.62%)
  11/04/2008 Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Won 31.27% (+0.00%)
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