Omar grew up and spent most of his life in Miami, Florida. He is the oldest of 3 children. He attended Catholic boy’s schools – Belen Jesuit for Junior High School and Christopher Columbus for Senior High School. Omar is married to Maria Victoria Baggett of Miami, Florida and they have 3 children – all boys. His wife Maria has a Cuban-born mother and a Birmingham, Alabama-born father who passed almost 6 years ago. They currently reside in Marietta, Georgia since May 2006.
Omar has had an interest in politics since he was a young boy. His uncle (mother’s side) was involved with Jack Kemp’s presidential bid in 1988 and also was a strong supporter of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in her original campaign for US Representative, FL. Omar worked with his uncle in supporting both of those campaigns.
Omar is fluent in Spanish and is hopeful that he will be able to visit a free Cuba with his father soon.