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|Florida House of Representatives District 113|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
November 16, 2012
|Profession||Real Estate Consultant, Pan American Consulting Inc|
Lopez-Cantera works as an Industrial Commercial Real Estate Consultant at the Pan American Consulting Incorporated. He has previously been an Industrial Real Estate Agent at the Pan American Group, Incorporated, and Statewide Director of the Criminal Justice Reform Councils, Criminal Justice Committee, Florida State Senate.
He is a member of Big Brother Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Delta Sigma Pi, Hispanic American Business Association, and Realtors Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches. 
Lopez-Cantera did not provide answers to the Florida State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lopez-Cantera has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lopez-Cantera served on these committees:
- Rules & Calendar Council
- Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review
Lopez-Cantera's sponsored legislation includes:
- HB 283 - "Discretionary Surtax on Documents: Extends future repeal date of provisions authorizing counties to levy discretionary surtax on documents; limits percentage of surtax revenues used for administrative costs; specifies minimum amount of surtax revenues used for housing for low-income & moderate-income families"
- HB 705 - "Traffic Control: Provides for synchronization of traffic lights by DOT & local traffic control authorities; provides for benchmarks & monitoring."
- HB 1529 - "Medicaid: Requires contract between AHCA & certain HMOs or entities that do not provide prepaid health care services to set rates on beneficiary-specific, risk-adjusted basis"
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Lopez-Cantera ran for re-election to the 113th District seat in 2010. He did not have any opposition in the August 24 primary. He defeated Alex Cruzet (D) and Waldo Faura (NPA) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
| Florida House of Representatives, District 113 |
2010 General election results
|Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)||14,284||62.9%|
|Alex Cruzet (D)||7,905||34.8%|
|Waldo Faura (NPA)||517||2.3%|
On November 4, 2008, Lopez-Cantera won re-election to the Florida House of Representatives from Florida's 113th District, defeating Javier Betancourt (D). Lopez-Cantera received 20,726 votes in the election while Betancourt received 14,868 votes. Lopez-Cantera raised $365,787 for his campaign; Betancourt raised $14,776.
|Florida House of Representatives, District 113|
|Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R)||20,726||58.2%|
|Javier Betancourt (D)||14,868||41.8%|
Below are Lopez-Cantera's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|FL Republican Party||$27,600|
|FL Assoc of Realtors||$3,500|
|Hospital Corporation of America||$3,500|
|Dade County Classroom Teachers Assoc||$3,000|
|FL Home Builders Assoc||$2,000|
- Carlos Lopez-Cantera's personal website
- Florida House of Representatives - Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
|Florida House of Representatives District 113
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