Mario Bustamante is the first Mexican American to serve as a commissioner for the City of North Lauderdale whose journey has been a lengthy one full of life experience.
Mario Bustamante came to the United States in 1974, where he landed in Chicago. He worked for a restaurant washing dishes. Realizing he wanted to achieve more, he looked to the creative aspect of construction and so invested his energies into that field. His passion for construction, led him to continue his work in south Florida in the year of 1979. This is where he met his wife, Zoila in 1982.
Shortly after that he and his wife aspired to start their own construction company. In the year 1985 and 1986, having started a family and a company they worked ambitiously for their dreams. Since then he’s grown his construction company to work on big projects for universities all over Florida as well as nonprofit organizations that assists in support with surrounding communities. Having lived in Miami and Margate it wasn’t until 1988 that they moved to North Lauderdale where they felt at home. Mario and his family feel that their triumphs come from the opportunity given to them to live and grow within the city of North Lauderdale. After 30 years of living in North Lauderdale, Mario decided to run for commissioner of District B where he looked to apply his life experiences and work ethic for the continuing betterment of the community that has given him and his family a place to call home.
Commissioner Mario Bustamante