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|Florida House Of Representatives District 113|
|2004 - November 16, 2012|
|Years in position||11|
|Majority Leader, Florida House of Representatives|
|2010 - 2012|
|Per diem||$133/per day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Associate's||Miami-Dade Community College (1994)|
|Bachelor's||University of Miami (1996)|
|Date of birth||December 29, 1973|
|Place of birth||Madrid, Spain|
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.
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lopez-Cantera served on 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 did not run for re-election in 2012.
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%|
In 2010, Lopez-Cantera raised $319,741 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Florida Republican Party||$44,666|
|Florida Chamber Of Commerce||$3,500|
|Florida Association Of Realtors||$3,000|
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
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lopez-Cantera Biography
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lopez-Cantera Issue Positions
- Rick Perry for President, "Florida House Majority Leader Endorses Gov. Rick Perry For President," September 22, 2011
- Florida Secretary of State Election Division "Candidate List" Accessed June 21, 2012
- Florida Election Watch - 2010 Election results
- Florida House official election results for 2008
- District 113 Florida House candidate funds, 2008
- 2010 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
|Florida House of Representatives District 113
| Succeeded by|
David Richardson (D)
State of Florida
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