Vicki Lopez defeats A.J. D’Amico to win HD 113

by | Nov 8, 2022

 

  • Lopez won HD 113 on Tuesday night
  • She defeated Democrat AJ D’Amico, pulling in 51% of the vote
  • The district covers Key Biscayne, Miami’s City Hall, Calle Ocho, Brickell Avenue, the Miami River, and the Port of Miami

Republican Vicki Lopez won House District 113 on Tuesday night, which encompasses the heart of Miami-Date, as well as portions of Coral Gables, Key Biscayne and Miami.

As of 10 p.m., Lopez has secured 51% of the vote compared to 49% for Democrat A.J. D’Amico.

Lopez is a longtime political activist who runs the Miami-based VLL Consulting. She is a former member of the Lee County Commission and served in state-appointed roles in the Florida Senate and under Governors Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist, and Rick Scott. She has also served in numerous leadership capacities within the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Lopez, who had originally entered the race for Senate District 38, made the switch to HD 113 in May. She defeated Alberto Perosch for the Republican primary on August 23.

Additionally, Lopez picked up support from prominent officials including U.S. Rep. Carlos Giménez, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago and Miami Commissioners Joe Carollo and Manolo Reyes.

She was also backed by groups like the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), the Florida Police Benevolent Association, the South Florida Council of Firefighters, and others.

HD 113 includes Key Biscayne, Miami’s City Hall, Calle Ocho, Brickell Avenue, the Miami River, and the Port of Miami.

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