Carlos has represented District 105 since 2012 and was the youngest serving member in the Legislature upon being sworn in. He has sponsored policies that create jobs and promote economic growth to get Floridians back to work, supported the highest ever per-student funding K-12 funding, sponsored consumer protection legislation to end surprise medical bills, and strengthened laws that increased penalties against sexual predators.
Carlos currently is a member of the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees, an independent governing body tasked with protecting Jackson Memorial Hospital, the third largest hospital in the country. Jackson Memorial Hospital ensures that all Miami-Dade County residents receive quality health care regardless of their ability to pay. Carlos is a member of the Florida Bar, the Cuban American Bar Association, the League of Prosecutors, the Florida Bar’s Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee. Carlos has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Belen Jesuit Alumni Association, the Miami-Dade Criminal Justice Council, and the Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force.
Prior to starting his own small business, Trujillo Vargas LLP, Carlos was an Assistant State Attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida from 2007 until 2011, where he was responsible for felony prosecutions. As an Assistant State Attorney, he served as a training attorney in the County Court Division, and also practiced in the Juvenile Court Division.
Carlos received his law degree from The Florida State University. While attending law school he volunteered in the Child Advocacy Clinic where he represented children in juvenile delinquency, social security disability, and special education matters. In recognition of his dedication to public service, he was awarded a Pro Bono Certificate upon graduation from law school. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College, where he majored in International Business and was the Vice President of the Student Government Association. Carlos is a 2001 graduate of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and a recipient of the Miami Herald’s Silver Knight Award.
He is married to Carmen Maria Mir and has four children: Carlos Manuel, Isabella Alba, Juan Pablo, and Felipe Andres.