Incumbent state Rep. Robert Asencio earned another boost in his re-election bid, pulling in support from the Florida Medical Association PAC.
The group serves as the political arm of the Florida Medical Association, which advocates on behalf of the state’s medical and osteopathic physicians.
“The FMA PAC proudly endorses Rep. Robert Asencio for re-election,” said Dr. Mike Patete, the group’s president.
“As a member of a key health care committee in the House, we have gotten to know Rep. Asencio and worked together with him on important legislation. We hope to continue this collaboration next session.”
Asencio, a Miami Democrat, represents House District 118, which covers a portion of Miami-Dade County including Tamiami and Kendall. He is on the Health Quality Subcommittee, among others.
“It is a true honor to receive the endorsement of the Florida Medical Association,” said Asencio.
“Our state has some of the best medical institutions run by world-renowned medical practitioners. I look forward to continuing our work together in the Florida House to prioritize patient care and ensure everyone in Florida has access to high quality medical care.”
Asencio’s seat is being challenged by Republican Anthony Rodriguez, a Kendall business owner. The pair are about even in overall cash on hand through June.
Both candidates are running in uncontested primaries, guaranteeing them a spot on the Nov. 6 ballot.