Republican candidate Tom Fabricio picked up an endorsement from Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart on Monday in his bid to represent House District 103.
Diaz-Balart, a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, has served since 2002. He was re-elected in 2020 without any opposition.
“I am proud to endorse Tom Fabricio for State Representative because he is truly dedicated to serving our community,” said Diaz-Balart. “I know that Tom will be an effective legislator who will tirelessly work to get things done. I look forward to helping him get elected as the next State Representative for District 103.”
Diaz-Balart joins a list of prominent GOP leaders to line up behind Fabricio, including former Senate President Mike Haridopolos, State Senator Manny Diaz Jr., State Representative Bryan Avila, former Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and former Miami Lakes Vice-Mayor Frank Mingo.
“Congressman Diaz-Balart has always been a fighter for the residents of Miami-Dade County,” said Fabricio. “He is always willing to roll up his sleeves and get things done, and it is a true honor to have his endorsement.”
Fabricio has also earned endorsements from several organizations, including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Family Action, and the Christian Family Coalition.
Fabricio, an attorney, easily dispatched Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez in the Republican primary on Aug. 18, garnering 61 percent of the vote. The Miramar lawyer held advantages in fundraising and endorsements throughout the campaign.
The Republican nominee will now face incumbent Democratic Representative Cindy Polo in the Nov. 3 general election. Polo ran unopposed on the Democratic side.
Polo won the seat in 2018, earning 53 percent of the vote.
HD 103 covers parts of Miami Lakes and Doral in Miami-Dade County and also extends into Miramar.