In House District 42, Mike La Rosa beat opponent Benny Valentin to win his seat again, with a five-point lead that is impressive considering the massive financial differences between their campaigns.
The race between the two was never financially close, with La Rosa reporting contributions upwards of $200,000 and Valentin only coming up with about $7,000 with $8,000 more in loans and spending about the same amount.
Their values also couldn’t have been more different.
La Rosa spent his campaign touting the virtues of a good education, family values, and fighting terrorism.
Valentin’s campaign’s main issues were education, better health care, and economic reform. He also tackled Homeowner’s Alliance reform, saying it was time to crack down on “mafia style” HOAs that leave people homeless on the streets of his district.
La Rosa, as the incumbent, was able to win the seat.