Category:Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Born Ileana Ros y Adato
(1952-07-15) July 15, 1952 (age 68)
Havana, Cuba
Alma mater Miami Dade College
Florida International University
University of Miami
Political party Republican
Religion Episcopalianism
Spouse(s) Dexter Lehtinen (1984–present)
Children 2 children
2 stepchildren

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (born Ileana Carmen Ros y Adato; July 15, 1952) is the most senior U.S. Representative from Florida, representing Florida's 27th congressional district. She served as Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011–2013. In 1989, Ros-Lehtinen became the first Cuban American and Latina elected to Congress. She was also the first Republican woman elected to the House from Florida, and is currently the most senior Republican woman in the U.S. House.[1] Ros-Lehtinen gave the first Republican response to the State of the Union address in Spanish in 2011, and gave the third in 2014.[2]


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