Democratic state Rep. Cindy Polo won her first term in the House after defeating former Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Frank Mingo in 2018.
To hold on her seat, it looks as if she’ll be taking on Mingo’s replacement.
Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez has filed paperwork with the Florida Division of Elections to enter the contest for House District 103. He’ll be running as a Republican to attempt to oust Polo.
In addition to his time serving on the Miami Lakes Town Council, Rodriguez has also spent more than three decades as a firefighter. He has also worked as an adjunct instructor at Miami Dade College and has served in various education organizations such as the Miami-Dade PTA Council.
So far, Polo and Rodriguez are the only two candidates who have filed to run in the contest.
HD 103 covers parts of Miami Lakes and Doral in Miami-Dade County and also extends into Miramar in Broward County.