Orlando Lamas today announced the endorsement of Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid. Lamas, born and raised in Hialeah, 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 and is co-owner of multiple hospitality venues in Miami-Dade County. In the first month of his candidacy, he raised over $80,000 in campaign contributions.
“I’m pleased to offer my full support and endorsement to Orlando Lamas,” said Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid. “Orlando represents a movement of blue-collar conservatism that will ensure that Florida continues to move in the right direction. He has realworld job creation experience as we need more local entrepreneurs and community leaders like Orlando in the Florida legislature. His success in his architecture, construction, and restaurant businesses shows he is invested in our future and helping to build it.”
Manny Cid was first elected to the Miami Lakes Town Council in 2012 and soon became the youngest Vice Mayor in the town’s history. Before being elected, Cid served as a Senior Legislative Aide to two State Representatives. He is active in many community organizations, especially for youth and education, and serves on the Youth Activities Task Force for Miami Lakes, on an advisory council for the Bob Graham Educational Center, and as Chairman of the School Board of Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School. He has been a youth baseball coach and a recreational league soccer coach.
“Manny Cid’s strong leadership in Miami Lakes is a key part of the formula for success in our region,” said candidate Orlando Lamas. “I’m truly honored to have his support, and I look forward to working with him and our other municipal leaders as we pursue an agenda of free markets, individual responsibility, and stewardship of our water and natural resources.”
District 111 is currently represented by Bryan Avila, who is not running for re-election due to term limits.