Republican candidate Tom Fabricio picked up an endorsement fresh off his primary victory in House District 103, announcing on Monday that State Representative Bryan Avila was backing his campaign.
Avila, a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, has represented the 111th District, which includes parts of Miami and Hialeah in northeastern Miami-Dade County, since 2014. Avila most recently served as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
“Tom Fabricio has shown his full commitment to serving the residents of House District 103 and I fully endorse him,” said Avila. “The work ethic he has shown in communicating with the voters reflects the hard work he will put in as the district’s next State Representative.”
Avila joins a list of prominent GOP leaders to line up behind Fabricio, including former Senate President Mike Haridopolos, Senator Manny Diaz Jr., former Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, and former Miami Lakes Vice-Mayor Frank Mingo.
“I am grateful to Representative Avila for his endorsement,” said Fabricio in a press release. “Representative Avila has served in the Florida Legislature with distinction, and I am honored to have earned his support.”
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.