Orlando Lamas touted on Tuesday that his campaign has raised over $100,000 since announcing his bid for House District 111 next cycle.
Lamas, an architect based in Hialeah, announced today that his campaign raised over $16,000 in June putting his total war chest at over $100,000 over a year away from the election. Lamas, who filed to run for office in May, is a candidate for Florida House District 111, which encompasses portions of Hialeah, Miami Springs, and Virginia Gardens. The district also contains Miami International Airport.
“I am truly honored to have received this much early financial support from my friends and family,” said Lamas. “I want to represent the community where I have lived for over two decades. I will continue to work hard and to earn the support of my community.”
Lamas, born and raised in Hialeah, is a licensed architect and a certified general contractor. A University of Florida grad, where he also received his master’s degree in architecture, Lamas launched his own architecture firm in 2003. In addition to leading his own architectural firm, he also is the principal of a full-service construction firm and has worked on many projects throughout Miami-Dade County, including Dolphin Mall and Bayside Marketplace and is co-owner of multiple hospitality venues in Miami-Dade County.
The seat for HD 111 is currently open. The right-leaning district is represented by Republican State Representative Bryan Avila who is term-limited heading into the 2022 election. Lamas is the only candidate declared in the race so far.