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Dr. Julio Gonzalez
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an attorney and orthopaedic surgeon living in Venice, Florida. He is currently serving in the Florida House of Representatives where he represents South Sarasota County.
Born in Miami, Florida, after his parents fled Cuba’s communist regime in 1961, Dr. Gonzalez was raised in Little Havana, graduating cum laude from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. He then studied at the University of Miami before pursuing his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1990.
Following his graduation from medical school, Dr. Gonzalez began his service in the United States Naval Reserve at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Virginia, before entering the fleet as a flight surgeon in 1991. He twice deployed aboard the U.S.S. America to the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia, and Somalia, and performed drug interception operations in the skies off Panama and Central America. His duties including not only maintaining command readiness as a physician, but participating in the airwing's aviation missions.
After completing his military service, Dr. Gonzalez pursued a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He practiced in Orlando, Florida, and eventually relocated with his family to Venice.
In 2009, he published a book on health care reform. Later, he attended Stetson University's College of Law while still practicing medicine. He graduated with honors and earned the University's prestigious Florida Constitutional Law Award. In 2014, he gained admission to the Florida Bar and was elected State Representative for District 74.
He is married to Dr. Gina Arabitg, a gynecologist. The have two daughters, Monica and Jessica.
The Federalist Pages represents the nexus of Dr. Gonzalez's observations regarding the direction the United States is taking coupled with the Constitutional Law concepts he has learned.
He is available for speaking engagements and may be contacted at email@example.com, or through this website.