Florida Police Benevolent Association supports Vicki Lopez in HD 113

  • Lopez got an endorsement from the Florida PBA on Monday
  • The group is one of the largest trade union associations for law enforcement in the state of Florida
  • Lopez, who originally filed to run SD 38, changed to run HD 113 in May
  • She faces Alberto Perosch for the Republican primary

Republican Vicky Lopez announced on Monday that the Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) endorsed its campaign for House District 113.

The Florida PBA is one of the largest trade union associations for law enforcement in the Sunshine State. The group represents law enforcement officers in negotiations over wages, benefits and the terms of their employment.

“I am grateful to have the endorsement of the Florida PBA,” Lopez said in a statement. “Our Florida law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep our loved ones and communities safe, and at Florida House, I will work tirelessly to pass legislation that will support and protect these men. and these brave women.

Lopez is a longtime political activist who runs Miami-based VLL Consulting. She is a former Lee County commissioner and has held state-appointed positions in the Florida Senate and under governors. Jeb Bush, charlie christand Rick Scott. She has also held numerous leadership positions with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Lopez, who originally entered the race for Senate District 38, moved to HD 113 in May.

With the move, Lopez will now face a self-funded contender Alberto Perosch for the Republican primary on August 23. The winner of the GOP contest will face either Andres Althabe Where Alessandro D’Amico in November.

HD 113 encompasses the heart of Miami and includes Key Biscayne, Miami City Hall, Calle Ocho, Brickell Avenue, the Miami River and the Port of Miami.

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