Orlando Lamas today announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in State House District 111, which encompasses Miami Springs and portions of Hialeah. Born and raised in Hialeah, Lamas is a licensed architect and a certified general contractor. 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. As a small business owner, Lamas also owns and operates several hospitality venues in Miami which employ almost 200 people locally.
Having been in the industry since the 1990s, Lamas has seen the ups and downs of the building and construction industry in Florida and will work to ensure that Florida’s economy remains vibrant by strengthening laws that will keep bad actors away and streamlining some of the bureaucratic red tape that currently exists.
“I’m excited and encouraged by the people of the district to pursue this seat,” said Lamas. “I’ve been a longtime resident of this community and believe we cannot stand by while our country and state faces so many serious challenges. We have done many things right in Florida, and I want to continue fighting for free markets and the American way. We must also learn from our mistakes to solve the challenges of today. Whether it’s our infrastructure or our public policy, let’s build things right and for the future.”
Lamas graduated from the University of Florida, where he also earned a master’s degree in architecture. Lamas is distinguished in his field and is involved in many professional organizations, including the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He served on the board of the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board.
He and his wife, Arianna, reside in Miami Springs with their two sons, Andreas and Dario. They attend Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.