| Joseph Gibbons|
| Jose Felix Diaz|
| February 25, 1983 (age 32)
Long Island, New York (1983-02-25) |
Carlos Manuel, Isabella Alba, Juan Pablo
Spring Hill College (B.S.)
Florida State University College of Law (J.D.)
Spring Hill College, Florida State University College of Law
Carlos Trujillo Wikipedia
Carlos Trujillo (born February 25, 1983) is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 105th District, which includes eastern Collier County, northwestern Miami-Dade County, and southern Broward County, since 2012, previously representing the 116th District from 2010 to 2012.
Trujillo was born on Long Island in New York and moved to the state of Florida in 1988. He attended Spring Hill College, graduating with a degree in business administration in 2004, and then the Florida State University College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 2007. Following graduation, he served as an assistant state attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, primarily dealing with felony prosecutions. He then started his own legal practice, Trujillo Vargas LLC which has now evolved to Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez Hevia LLP.
When incumbent State Representative Marcelo Llorente was unable to seek re-election in 2010 due to term limits, Trujillo ran to succeed him in the 116th District, which included The Hammocks and Kendale Lakes, suburbs of Miami in central Miami-Dade County. He faced former State Representative Carlos A. Manrique, Francisco Amador, and Whilly Bermudez in the Republican primary, and he emerged narrowly victorious with 34% of the vote. Trujillo advanced to the general election, where he encountered only write-in opposition, winning with 97% of the vote.
In 2012, following the reconfiguration of state legislative districts, Trujillo ran for re-election in the 105th District, which contained territory that was radically different from what he had previously represented in the 116th District. Trujillo kept some of the precincts that he had represented in the Miami suburbs, and expanded to include vast amounts of rural Collier County and Miami-Dade County, stretching from Doral to Naples. He was challenged in the Republican primary by Paul Crespo, who presented a serious challenge. Trujillo racked up the endorsements of former Governor Jeb Bush and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and ended up defeating Crespo with 56% of the vote. He advanced to the general election, where he once again encountered only write-in opposition, and won his second term with nearly 100% of the vote.