Gov. Rick Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lt. Gov.

Gov. Rick Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Governor Rick Scott officially announced he is appointing Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor Tuesday morning.  

Governor Scott said Lopez-Cantera would use the next few weeks to transition from his current role and begin serving on February 3.

Governor Scott said, "Carlos Lopez-Cantera will be a major part of our agenda to build an opportunity economy in Florida. Carlos has two daughters, like I do, and he is focused on how we can transform our economy so we aren't just creating jobs, we are creating careers and opportunities that will be here for our children and our children's children. I am confident that we took the right amount of time to find the right person to serve as Florida's Lieutenant Governor. Carlos' leadership experience will make him a vital part of ensuring the passage of our $500 million tax cut package this year. And his business experience and expertise in cutting taxes and government regulations will support small business growth and success."

Carlos Lopez-Cantera said, "I am honored to have been chosen by Governor Scott to serve Floridians as their Lieutenant Governor. I look forward to leveraging my experience with small businesses and government tax reform to help further Governor Scott's mission of economic growth and job creation."

Carlos Lopez-Cantera was elected as the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser in 2012. He previously served eight years in the Florida House and served as Majority Leader from 2010-2012.

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