(2010 - 2012)
From the left, Rep. Robert C. “Rob” Schenck, R-Spring Hill; Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami; and Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, confer on the House floor, March 6, 2012.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, is applauded by members of the Legislature and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, left, as he congratulates the lawmakers at the close of the Regular Session, March 10, 2012.
With Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, and staff at their sides, Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, right, and Speaker-designate Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, shake hands as the session drew to a close late, March 9, 2012.
From the left, Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, Rep. James W. "J.W." Grant, R-Tampa, and Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, confer on the House floor, January 24, 2012.
Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, signals a negative vote to a Senate amendment as the House session drew to a close in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 7, 2011.
Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, center, embraces Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, while Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, right, embraces Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, after the House officially ended Regular Session, May 7, 2011.
City of Residence: Miami
Occupation: Real Estate
Spouse: Renee Lopez-Cantera
Education: Miami-Dade Community College, A.A., 1994; University of Miami, B.A., 1996
Born: December 29, 1973, Madrid, Spain
Moved to Florida: 1974
Recreational Interest: fishing, hunting, water sports
Elected to the House in 2004, reelected subsequently
Majority Whip, February 19, 2009-2010
Other Public Service
Appointed by Speaker Rubio to the My Safe Florida Home Advisory Council
Appointed by Governor Bush to Property Tax Reform Committee
Miami-Dade County Mayor's Mortgage Fraud Task Force
Miami-Dade County Planning Advisory Board 2002-2004
Miami-Dade Living Wage Advisory Board 2000-2002
Greater Miami Realtors Association
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