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Carlos Lopez-Cantera rallies with Florida Young Republicans in Seminole County

Carlos Lopez-Cantera rallies with Florida Young Republicans in Seminole County

By Frank Torres - The Orlando Political Observer

Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera was the keynote speaker at Florida Federation of Young Republicans Fall Quarterly last night, where he laid out the path to victory in 2016 and to make the case for his own candidacy to be the next Senator from Florida.

“CLC” broke down his path to being Lieutenant Governor, working in the State Legislature and then as Property Appraiser in Miami-Dade county. He also reviewed the state’s economic recovery over the past years under Florida Governor Rick Scott. “You can’t deny, less taxes, smaller government, and more freedom work for the people of Florida, and that’s what we’ve been doing.”

Lopez-Cantera is currently running for the seat now open after Marco Rubio’s run for President. He faces opposition from House Representatives David Jolly and Ron DeSantis.

He talked about the promises other candidates in the race were making if the voters send them to Washington. “I’ve already been doing these things here for years. I’ve done it.” he added.

Notable attendees included State Representative Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), who introduced Lopez-Cantera, Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel, who hosted the event, State Representatives Bob Cortes (Altamonte Springs), Scott Plakon (Longwood), and Longwood Mayor Joe Durso.

Seminole County is one of the most involved, right leaning counties in the state with Republicans sweeping races in the area last November. It will be a necessary stop for all of the Senate candidates seeking the nomination next year.