Carlos Curbelo represented Florida’s 26th Congressional District from 2015 to 2019, where he consistently ranked as one of the House’s most bipartisan members for his work to build consensus on challenging policy questions. While in Congress, Curbelo led on climate policy, co-founding and co-chairing the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. In 2017, he was honored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation with the New Frontier Award for his work promoting bipartisan cooperation on environmental policy. In 2018, he filed the landmark Market Choice Act, ambitious legislation that would invest nearly a trillion dollars in American infrastructure while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by pricing carbon. Curbelo is now an analyst for NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo, and after departing Congress launched Vocero LLC, a communications and public affairs firm.
Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Curbelo was the state director for U.S. Senator George LeMieux before serving on the school board for Miami-Dade County, overseeing the fourth largest school district in the country. After attending the University of Miami, he founded and for more than a decade managed a media and public affairs firm, doing work for a wide array of local and international companies as well as political campaigns and policy initiatives.
“Now more than ever, policymakers need unbiased and evidence-based analysis to solve climate and energy challenges. EPIC and the University of Chicago are leaders in bringing data-driven analysis to the forefront to inform sensible, practical solutions to critical policy problems. I’m excited to join their efforts and share my insights gained from working in Congress to continue making a real impact on policy debates.”
– Carlos Curbelo