Former U.S. Rep. L.A."Skip" Bafalis, of Florida, dies in Virginia

Former U.S. Rep. L.A. 'Skip' Bafalis, of Florida, who helped bring Disney World to the state and the Matanzas Pass Bridge to Fort Myers Beach, died...

March 24, 2023
4:52 AM

Former U.S. Rep. L.A. 'Skip' Bafalis, of Florida, who helped bring Disney World to the state and the Matanzas Pass Bridge to Fort Myers Beach, died March 10. He died at his Fairfax Station, Virginia, home after months of failing health. He was 93. A loyal Republican, Bafalis was elected to the U.S. House in 1972 to represent the state in the newly formed 10th Congressional district which spanned 15,000 square miles from Palm Beach to Indian River County on the east coast. The district went across the state to Collier County and north to Pinellas County.

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