Fabricio wins Fla. District 103

Featured By David L. Snelling, Reporter Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fabricio wins Fla. District 103

Attorney Tom Fabricio, a Republican from Miramar, defeated District 103 Fla. Rep. Cindy Polo, D-Miramar on Nov. 3.

Fabricio could not be reached for comment.

Polo, a homemaker and former communications director for the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, had turned the district blue in 2018 by defeating former Miami Lakes Councilman Frank Mingo.

She replaced then-state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., a Republican who was term-limited that year and is now a state senator.

With Fabricio’s win, the GOP took back the seat after a second challenge.

Fabricio won 34,325 votes or 62.65% to Polo’s 20,464 votes or 37.35%.

The results are unofficial until certified by the Miami-Dade County canvassing board.

Fabricio earned endorsements from South Florida political power players, including Diaz, now a state senator whose district is in Hialeah Gardens; Fla. Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Miami Springs and former Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami.

Polo, 42, was endorsed by The Miami Herald, The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the South Florida Council of Firefighters.

Polo raised more in campaign contributions, at least $178,594 to his $131,153.

Fabricio lived in Miami Lakes when he was teenager.

He defeated Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez in the August Republican Primary.

He said he plans to work with Miami-Dade County Commissioner-elect Rene Garcia in the hope that the county will pick up the issue as a priority for District 13 and get blasting levels reduced.

Fabricio said using eminent domain and Florida Forever Funds to buy land that borders the mines may create a buffer between the mines and homes.

Fabricio was a member of the Broward County Charter Review Committee and said affordable housing is also on his list of goals.

He told The Miami Laker that the state needs to provide better relief for people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who may lose their homes.

Fabricio is married to Laura Fabricio and they have two daughters.

The district includes parts of Miami Lakes, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Medley, Doral, Palm Springs North, and Miramar.


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