Former Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera will be sworn in as lieutenant governor on Monday in Tallahassee.
Lopez-Cantera is the first person to hold that position in almost 11 months.
Lopez-Cantera, who was chosen for the position earlier this month by Gov. Rick Scott, will officially be sworn in at a 5 p.m. ceremony in the House chamber.
The former House Majority Leader, who was elected property appraiser after leaving the House, replaces former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who resigned amid reports that a company she co-owned did some consulting work for an organization at the center of an illegal gambling probe.
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Carroll, whose company did the work before she became lieutenant governor, was never charged with any wrongdoing.
Lopez-Cantera is Florida’s first Hispanic lieutenant governor.