Tom Fabricio on Tuesday announced the endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera in his bid to for House District 103.
Lopez-Cantera, who served as Lieutenant Governor from 2014 to 2019, has served in a myriad of important roles in his distinguished career including State House Majority Leader, Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser, and local businessman.
“Tom Fabricio is a principled and compassionate leader who has the work ethic necessary to effectively represent House District 103,” said Lopez-Cantera. “In addition, Tom’s experience in the business community ensures that he has the knowledge and expertise needed to revive our economy quickly.”
Fabricio, a Miramar attorney, filed last year to run for the seat currently occupied by incumbent Democratic Representative Cindy Polo.
“I want to thank Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera for his leadership of our state and community and for his commitment to our campaign,” said Fabricio. “I will seek his counsel and ongoing advice as we continue to work hard for this nomination, and I am confident that with his support and our outstanding volunteer-driven ground game, we will win.”
Fabricio, who qualified for the 2020 ballot in February, is one of two Republicans competing to turn the district red. He’s battling Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez, who joined the race last July.
To date, Fabricio has raised more money than Rodriguez — with a $52,204 to 29,750 contribution lead. Fabricio also has the cash on hand advantage, with nearly $43,000 in his coffer compared to Rodriguez’s $6,000.
Both men will face off in the August 18 Republican primary to take on Polo this November.
HD 103 covers parts of Miami Lakes and Doral in Miami-Dade County and also extends into Miramar in Broward County.