Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel
May 5, 2008
The U.S. House member from Winter Park may be a Republican in a Democrat-controlled Congress. But he's still this region's go-to guy especially on all things transportation. Mica, 64, has been downright dogmatic in his pursuit of commuter rail. And he's widely respected enough so that, while two of his fellow House members lost re-election bids this year, Mica didn't even face a serious challenge.