The former Lieutenant Governor and former Miami-Dade Property Appraiser
praises Vilarino for her commitment to free markets and job creation.
The Irina Vilarino Campaign today announced the endorsement of former Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera.
“Irina Vilarino understands what a free and prosperous economy means for families,” said Lopez-Cantera. “She and her family represent the American Dream with their own successful small businesses, and their success has benefitted thousands of Floridians with jobs and benefits.”
Carlos Lopez-Cantera served with Governor Rick Scott at the 19th Lieutenant Governor of Florida. Their tenure was noted for its focus on job creation and increasing Florida’s stature as one of the world’s most significant economies. Prior to serving in that role, Lopez-Cantera held other significant posts, including Majority Leader of the Florida State House of Representatives and Miami-Dade Property Appraiser.
Lopez-Cantera added: “Irina puts us in the best position to take back Congressional District 26. She’s got a great fundraising head start, and she’s a consummate retailer, not afraid to take her message anywhere. She will win this election, and I am proud to add my name to her campaign leadership team.”
About Irina Vilariño for Congress
Irina Vilarino, a Republican and Cuban-American, has built a successful career expanding her family’s restaurant business, which includes 15 restaurants across South Florida and more than 400 employees. Vilarino arrived in Florida from Cuba with her family as part of the Mariel boat lift in 1980 when she was a small child. An early and staunch supporter of President Trump, she’s running on a platform of pro-growth policies like lower taxes and fewer regulations as well as secure borders and a tough stance against dictators like Nicolás Maduro and Raúl Castro. Vilarino and her daughter live in Miami, where they attend Epiphany Catholic Church.
The District 26 seat, currently held by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, includes all of Monroe County and the Florida Keys, and parts of Miami-Dade County. Municipalities within District 26 include Homestead, Key Largo, Marathon, and Key West. The three National Parks in Florida—the Everglades, Biscayne, and the Dry Tortugas—are all within the district.
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