Attorney Luis Viera has been endorsed by the Tampa Bay Builders Association for the Tampa City City Council District 7 seat.
“I’m honored to be endorsed by TBBA — a leading trade association dedicated to building a better Tampa,” Viera said in a statement. “The residents of District 7 have a clear choice in this city council election. I have been a community leader in Tampa my entire adult life and these key endorsements reflect the resolve, dedication, and qualifications needed on city council. “
Viera is one of six candidates running for the North Tampa seat, being vacated prematurely by Lisa Montelione, who is running for the state Legislature. In addition to builders’ endorsement, Congresswoman Kathy Castor and City Council Chair Mike Suarez are also backing his candidacy.
Viera has been by far the most prolific fundraiser in the contest, raising nearly $59,000 as of Sept. 16. The next-closest candidate in terms of fundraising is doctor and businessman Cyril Spiro, who has raised less than half of that ($28,917).
The election takes place Nov. 8.