Republican political insider Vicki Lopez’s return to campaigning for public office proved fruitful Tuesday, when she flipped the seat representing House District 113 red by defeating a millennial Democrat who led in polling ahead of Election Day.
Lopez defeated Democratic lawyer A.J. D’Amico by a 2-percentage-point margin, with 21,049 votes cast in her favor, to take HD 113.
The district covers a central portion of Miami-Dade County, spanning all of Key Biscayne and parts of Coral Gables and Miami.
It’s the first time since the 1990s Lopez, a consultant and former Lee County Commissioner, has won election to public office.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics