Real Estate Expert Becomes Florida’s First Hispanic Lieutenant Governor
For the first time, Florida has a Latino in one of the top two spots in state government.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he had chosen Carlos Lopez-Cantera, who was born in Spain and came to the United States when he just one year old, to be his lieutenant governor and running mate for 2014, according to local news reports.
The move to appoint Lopez-Cantera, who is currently Miami-Dade Property Appraiser — an elected position — comes nearly 10 months after former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll abruptly resigned.