The architect Orlando Lamas starts an offer to replace Bryan Avila in HD 111
Avila is temporary after his victory in 2020.
Orlando llamasThe Hialeah-based architect says he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination in House District 111 in the next cycle.
Incumbent Republican Rep. Bryan Avila is a temporary heading into the 2022 election. That gives Republican candidates room to line up for a shot to represent the right-wing district.
“I am excited and encouraged by the people in the district to take this seat,” said Lamas in a press release announcing his run.
“I have been in this community for a long time and I believe we cannot watch while our country and state face so many serious challenges. We did a lot of things right in Florida and I want to keep fighting for free markets and the American way. We must also learn from our mistakes in order to solve today’s challenges. Whether it’s our infrastructure or our public order, let’s build things right and for the future. “
Lamas is a graduate of the University of Florida. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from UF. Lamas has been running a construction company, Three County Construction, since 2000. In 2003 he started his own architecture office also.
Lamas served on the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. He also touts his work with the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council, and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
With the HD 111 seat open in 2022, it is possible for llamas to face a competitive elementary school. In 2020 Avila won his race with around 30 points. This was the second largest of his four election victories, despite winning every race by at least 19 percentage points, which shows the seat is likely to be a safe Republican competition.
House Speaker Chris Sprowls chose Avila as the Speaker Pro Tempore for his final term in the house. Avila is also looking forward to his political future after the house. In February he took part in a fundraising campaign with GOP Sen. Manny Diaz. Participants were encouraged to donate to both Diaz and the Avila Political Committee.