Gov. Rick Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as new lt. governor

Miami Herald – January 14, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott made a historic pick for the state’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday by appointing the first Hispanic to hold the position, Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

But, the governor said, he picked Lopez-Cantera not for his ethnicity but for his skills as a former legislator, local government official and small business owner.

“What’s important is to have a great lieutenant governor,” Scott said, when asked about the historic pick during a Miami press conference. “The fact he’s so good is important to me.”

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