Former Governor Jeb Bush is weighing in on the Florida House district race where he lives. Bush is backing Republic Javier Enriquez in the District 114 race, which includes Coral Gables. Enriquez is challenging Democrat incumbent Javier Fernandez, who was just elected to the Florida House in May.
“Javier Enriquez is a bright, young leader,” said Bush. “His deep roots in the community combined with his strong work ethic and genuine concern for his neighbors and fellow citizens make him the right choice for District 114, and I’m glad to endorse him.”
Enriquez was also recently endorsed by Lt. Governor Carolos Lopez-Cantera, Congressman Carlos Curbelo, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, State Representative Manny Diaz, and former State Senator Miguel Díaz de la Portilla.
“I’m extremely honored to have Governor Bush’s support,” said Enriquez. “His thoughtful leadership in and out of office on a variety of issues serve as a strong example of effective public service, and I’m very proud to have him on our team.”
A recent poll shows Enriquez leading Fernandez 43.5% to 38.5%. Fernandez won a special election in May after former Democrat State Representative Daisy Baez was forced to resign after pleading guilty to perjury for lying on a state voter registration form.