Francis X. Suarez
Birth Name: Francis Xavier Suarez
Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 6, 1977
Francis X. Suarez is an American attorney and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he has been Mayor of Miami, since November 15, 2017.
He is the son of Rita and politician Xavier Suarez (Xavier Louis Suarez), who was also Mayor of Miami, from November 14, 1985 to November 11, 1993, and again, from November 14, 1997 to March 12, 1998. His father was born in Las Villas, Cuba. His mother came to Miami from Cuba in 1961. He is married to Gloria Fonts Suarez, with whom he has two children.
Francis is a first cousin of Republican Party politician Alex Mooney (Alexander Xavier Mooney), who has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia, since January 3, 2015. Francis’ father is a brother of Alex’s mother.
Francis’ paternal grandfather was Manuel Suárez-Carreno (the son of Patricio Suárez Cordovés and Manuela Carreno y Sardina). Manuel was the first Dean of the School of Engineering at the Universidad Católica de Santo Tomás de Villanueva (St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic University), in Havana, Cuba.
Francis’ paternal grandmother was named Eloisa Gaston.