Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman and Republican Party leader, Richard DeNapoli, earned the endorsement of Representative Heather Fitzenhagen.

“Richard DeNapoli is committed to building a better Florida.  As a former foster child, Richard has a solid grasp of the issues facing the children of our state. And, his experience with taking care of his elderly grandparents has adequately prepared him to help all of Florida’s seniors.” Representative Fitzehagen said.

On receiving the endorsement, Richard DeNapoli said, “Representative Fitzenhagen is the kind of leader we need in the Legislature and I am humbled by her support.  Her tireless  advocacy for her constituents, the land and resources of her district, and our shared conservative economic principles, make her a legislator to emulate.  I thank her for her support and look forward to working together for our fellow Floridians.”

You can read more about Richard at www.richardforflorida.com.

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A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification.

He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals.  Richard DeNapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Fordham Law School, and New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.

He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010- 2011, and he continues to serve on the Commission today. Richard also served as the Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party in 2010, and then as Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party through December of 2012. Recently, Richard has been focusing on his professional career and on his family. Richard is married to Brigita, and they welcomed a new addition to their family, Victor DeNapoli, who was born in August 2012.

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Representative Carlos Trujillo Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

Representatives Carlos Trujillo Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman and Republican Party leader, Richard DeNapoli, today earned the endorsement of Representative Carlos Trujillo.

“Richard DeNapoli is ready to solve Florida’s real problems. He will continue to inch our state economy toward economic recovery while protecting investments in programs benefiting seniors and our public education system.”  Representative Trujillo stated.

Upon receiving the endorsement, Richard said, “Representative Trujillo is a leader that personifies the broad reach, depth, and experience in our party.  He is part of the next generation of Republican leaders and I am thrilled to have his support.  I look forward to working with him on common sense solutions to our most pressing needs.”

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A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification.

He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals.  Richard DeNapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Fordham Law School, and New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.

He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010- 2011, and he continues to serve on the Commission today. Richard also served as the Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party in 2010, and then as Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party through December of 2012. Recently, Richard has been focusing on his professional career and on his family. Richard is married to Brigita, and they welcomed a new addition to their family, Victor DeNapoli, who was born in August 2012.

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Richard DeNapoli Attends Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebration

Richard DeNapoli and Kumar Mahadevan at the Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebration

Richard DeNapoli and Kumar Mahadevan at the Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebration.  Photo Courtesy Sarasota Magazine

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebration at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

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A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification.

He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals.  Richard DeNapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Fordham Law School, and New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.

He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010- 2011, and he continues to serve on the Commission today. Richard also served as the Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party in 2010, and then as Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party through December of 2012. Recently, Richard has been focusing on his professional career and on his family. Richard is married to Brigita, and they welcomed a new addition to their family, Victor DeNapoli, who was born in August 2012.

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Leading House Conservative, Neil Combee, Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

LEADING HOUSE CONSERVATIVE, NEIL COMBEE, ENDORSES RICHARD DENAPOLI

October 21, 2013 at 2:51pm

Combee Cites DeNapoli’s Small Business and Financial Planning Background Along With His Years of Service to the Grassroots of the Republican Party 

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman, former prosecutor, and Republican Party leader, Richard DeNapoli, announced the endorsement of State Representative Neil Combee.

In endorsing Richard, Representative Combee said,

Responsible, long term financial choices are upon us in Florida.  From expanding access to health care to energy to small business development, the Florida Legislature needs people, like Richard DeNapoli, who know the rigors of running a business, the impact of government on jobs, and the need to plan ahead.  Richard also knows, better than most, the true work that goes into building a party and support for a cause.  His service as party chairman puts Richard on the pulse of the grassroots in Florida and his insights into growing our State and growing our party will be invaluable.” 

Upon receiving his support, Richard DeNapoli said

Richard DeNapoli and Family - Neil Combee Endorsment

Richard L. DeNapoli and Family

To have the support of such a principled and honorable conservative like Representative Neil Combee, is truly an honor.  Neil knows what it is like to run a business and face the burden of nonsensical or outdated government regulations. He also knows that, in business, you have to plan ahead, prioritize, and sometimes, no always get what you want, but work to ensure you have what you need.  I will look to him and his experience and leadership and thank him for his endorsement and support.”

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The Race to Succeed Term Limited Republican Doug Holder

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, October 12, 2013.

The contest to replace term-limited Republican Rep. Doug Holder in a Venice-area state House seat is shaping up to be a major showdown, with attorney Richard DeNapoli kicking in $150,000 of his own money in the fundraising quarter that ended Sept. 30.

The personal contribution allowed DeNapoli to surge past well-connected Venice orthopedic surgeon Julio Gonzalez in total cash raised. DeNapoli now has $183,840 compared with $120,361 for Gonzalez.

State Rep. Doug Holder (STAFF PHOTO / THOMAS BENDER)

State Rep. Doug Holder (STAFF PHOTO / THOMAS BENDER)

Both men are Republicans in a conservative district that is likely to be decided in the primary.

“I’m making the investment in the campaign and I’m in it to win it,” DeNapoli said Friday after the third quarter fundraising totals were reported.

DeNapoli served as chairman of the Republican Party of Broward County before moving earlier this year to Nokomis, where he practices estate planning and trust law. He entered the House race in August and already has made some important connections. State Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, is endorsing the candidate.

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Former US Senator, George LeMieux, Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

FORMER US SENATOR, GEORGE LEMIEUX, ENDORSES RICHARD DENAPOLI

October 7, 2013 at 1:20pm

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FORMER US SENATOR, GEORGE LEMIEUX, ENDORSES RICHARD DENAPOLI

Conservative US Senator Cites DeNapoli’s Small Business Acumen as well as his Commitment to Solutions Oriented Leadership

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman, former prosecutor, and Republican Party leader, Richard DeNapoli, earned the endorsement of Former United States Senator, George LeMieux.

In endorsing Richard, Senator LeMieux said,

“Richard DeNapoli is dedicated to solving the problems that face Floridians today and rising to the opportunities that can make Florida an even better place to live and work in the future. As a prosecutor, Richard fought hard to ensure that those who would prey on our kids, our seniors, and law abiding Floridians were prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As a small business owner, Richard knows that the entrepreneur and the American worker create prosperity, not government.  As a former local party Chairman, Richard knows that to build our party again, we need candidates who will govern with a servant’s heart. Richard is that candidate and that is why Iendorse Richard for State House, and look forward to his service in Tallahassee.”

Upon receiving the endorsement, Richard DeNapoli said,

Richard DeNapoli and Family - LeMieux Endorsement

Richard L. DeNapoli and Family

“I am truly honored and humbled to have Senator LeMieux’s support and endorsement. During his time in the United States Senate, George LeMieux distinguished himself as a serious, dedicated, and conservative public servant who consistently supported the interests of working Americans and fought against bailouts and crony capitalism. His legislative example is one of selfless service and a commitment to core principles. I thank him for his support, his friendship, and look forward to seeking his advice in Tallahassee.”

Senator George LeMieux serves as Chairman on the Board of Directors at Gunster law firm. Previously, Senator LeMieux was a shareholder with Gunster, working with the firm from 1994 through 2002 and again from 2008 until 2009. He served as Florida’s 34th United States Senator from 2009-2010. Senator LeMieux previously served as the Governor’s Chief of Staff and as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Florida.

While in the Senate, Senator LeMieux voted against Dodd-Frank and supported ending the TARP program and stopping bailouts of Wall Street. He was widely recognized as a solutions driven conservative and boasts a lifetime 93% rating from the National Taxpayers Union as well as being a recipient of the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the US Chamber of Commerce.

A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification.

He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals.  Richard DeNapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Fordham Law School, and New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.

He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010- 2011, and he continues to serve on the Commission today. Richard also served as the Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party in 2010, and then as Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party through December of 2012. Recently, Richard has been focusing on his professional career and on his family. Richard is married to Brigita, and they welcomed a new addition to their family, Victor DeNapoli, who was born in August 2012.

You can read more about Richard at www.richardforflorida.com and http://richarddenapoli.brandyourself.com/

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Richard DeNapoli at the Sarasota Statesman of the Year Event

Last night I attended the Sarasota Statesman of the Year Event featuring Sean Hannity, Attorney General Pam Bondi, CFO Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.  It was an amazing event with over 1600 people in attendance.  Kudos to Chairman Joe Gruters and the team at the Sarasota GOP.

Picture of the Crowd - Care of Sarasota GOP

Picture of the Crowd – Care of Sarasota GOP

Richard DeNapoli at the Sarasota Statesman of the Year Event with Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, and CFO Jeff Atwater

Richard DeNapoli at the Sarasota Statesman of the Year Event with Attorney General Pam Bondi, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, and CFO Jeff Atwater

Excerpt from the Sarasota Herald Tribune, :

…More than 1,600 people packed the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall to watch Hannity receive the Sarasota Republican Party’s annual statesman of the year award.

Hannity also gave his most detailed explanation yet for why his popular television program is moving to another time. And he fired up the crowd by trashing President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and cheering on a potential government shutdown.

“We should be so lucky,” Hannity said of a shutdown, which could begin Tuesday if Congress does not pass a bill to keep the government funded. “There’s one day we don’t have to pay taxes, anyway.”

To a loud ovation, Hannity praised the work of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who spoke all night on the Senate floor earlier in the week in a bid to defund the Affordable Care Act. He said health care reform has put the U.S. on a path to socialism and will increase the cost of care for many of the very same people it’s supposed to help.

Said Hannity: “Everybody knows Obamacare is bad.”

Hannity said Cruz’s efforts, along with those of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, show that the Republican Party has a bright future.

“What I think happened this week is the emergence of a revitalized Republican Party standing on conservative principles that, if we follow them, it will lead to great success,” Hannity said.

With key provisions of the Affordable Care Act set to go into effect on Tuesday, Republicans such as Cruz and Rubio have declared this their best chance to defund it. But that has created turmoil within Republican ranks from those who fear the strategy won’t work and could hurt Republicans.

Hannity had harsh words for those Republicans. He singled out Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., for attacking Cruz. Hannity said his message to Republicans is this: Fund Obamacare, and you own it.

Hannity’s 45-minute appearance in the region is yet another signal of Sarasota’s significance to the national Republican Party, said Sarasota County GOP chairman Joe Gruters. Over the last two years, Republican leaders including Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Haley Barbour, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have visited Sarasota County and met with GOP activists.

Gruters said the more success Sarasota has in assembling big audiences, the more it gets the word out that Sarasota is a must-visit community for conservative leaders and future presidential candidates.

Hannity typically commands up to $100,000 in speaking fees, according to media reports. But Gruters said Hannity came to Sarasota for nominal travel costs because of the county’s reputation. He said it certainly didn’t hurt that Trump spoke to 1,000 people a year ago at the 2012 statesman event.

Hannity, who owns a home in Naples, told the Sarasota audience he feels like a neighbor and plans to one day retire in Southwest Florida. Twice during his speech, he hinted at a potential future run for statewide office.

Hannity also said that his highly rated show’s shift from 9 p.m. to 10 starting next month was because he has “not been home for dinner for all of these years.”

He said he was looking for a more flexible schedule that would enable him to be home more often.

“I wasn’t gong to continue on Fox, to be honest,” Hannity said, “because I didn’t think I could do it and still be a father.”

Hannity has been on Fox News since 1996.

His “Hannity” program is the second-highest-rated cable news program in the country after “The O’Reilly Factor,” also on Fox News.

Hannity said Fox has built a studio in his home and given him the authority to tape more of his shows to accommodate his family.

Richard DeNapoli attends Ray Pilon Fundraiser

Today, September 18th, 2013, I had the pleasure of attending State Representative Ray Pilon’s Fundraiser.

Here is a little about Representative Pilon from his website.

Richard DeNapoli and Representative Ray Pilon

Richard DeNapoli and Representative Ray Pilon — Photo by Cliff Roles

Representative Ray Pilon is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. Ray and his family moved to Sarasota in 1975 from Michigan.

In November of 1996, after a career in law enforcement and experience in the private sector as an Executive VP for a major cable company, Ray won the support of the citizens of Sarasota County by being elected countywide to the Board of County Commissioners, representing District 1. He was one of five commissioners responsible for policy decisions affecting over 300,000 residents.

Carrying over his knowledge of the political arena, in 2001 he joined the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority (PRMRWSA) as their Community and Government Affairs Director. In that capacity he helped coordinate the efforts of the four county commissions making up the Authority: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto and Charlotte. In addition Mr. Pilon maintained rapport with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and its basin boards. He has been successful in establishing capital funding for the Peace River Water Authority and its ongoing regional water expansion, including the development of future alternative, reliable and sustainable water resources. He has retired as Communications Director for the Authority.

Representative Pilon is active in the community and has been involved with many service and non-profit organizations. He also holds memberships in several fraternal and professional organizations. Ray is married to Casey and has two grown sons, Sean and Chad.

Candidate Richard DeNapoli (FL-DIST. 74) Has a Record of Fighting for Voter Rights

Watchdog Wire covered my efforts to protect voter rights and the integrity of the voting rolls in Broward County.  Check out the article below…

Richard DeNapoli presenting evidence of deceased voters on the rolls in Broward

Richard DeNapoli presenting evidence of deceased voters on the rolls in Broward

September 17, 2013 by Dr. Richard Swier

WDW sat down with Richard DeNapoli, candidate for FL-District 74. As the 2014 election cycle heats up it is important for voters to know the candidates. WDW will continue to interview candidates and elected officials to educate voters.

DeNapoli served as a prosecutor in Orange County, Florida for a short time after law school, prosecuting third degree felonies, before returning to South Florida to care for his grandmother when his grandfather passed away in June 2003.

In addition to being a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, DeNapoli is also a Certified Financial Planner. He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals. Prior to joining Northern Trust, DeNapoli had a successful law practice.

What sets DeNapoli apart is his work in Broward County, FL to insure voters rights are protected.

In November 2011 DeNapoli sent an open letter to Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, the Supervisor of Elections in Broward County, about early voting locations. DeNapoli, the then Chair of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), found that all of the Broward County early voting locations were in heavily Democratic areas. DeNapoli in his letter noted, “Research in numerous scholarly journals has shown that the greater the distance from a voting site, the greater exists the likelihood of non voting. The incidence of early voting is highly sensitive to the location of the early voting location.” Due to his efforts one of seventeen early voting locations was placed in a heavily Republican location.

But DeNapoli was not finished. To continue reading the article, click here

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State Representative Dane Eagle Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE JOINS REPS. PILON AND MORAITIS ENDORSING RICHARD DENAPOLI FOR STATE HOUSE

August 28, 2013 at 8:46pm

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE ENDORSES RICHARD DENAPOLI 

Fellow Realtor Cites DeNapoli’s Deep Financial Experience and Knowledge of Serious Issues Facing Florida

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman and Republican Party stalwart, Richard DeNapoli, earned the primary endorsements of State Representative Dane Eagle.  In endorsing DeNapoli, Representative Eagle said,

“Richard DeNapoli is the kind of energetic, idea-driven, problem-solving leader we need in the Florida Legislature. Richard’s experience is as deep as it is broad. As a prosecutor, Richard helped protect our kids and seniors. As a small business owner, Richard understands the struggles Florida families face in tough economic times. And, as a financial planner, Richard helps seniors secure their retirement. I look forward to serving with Richard and working together to secure a better future for Florida families.”

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Richard L. DeNapoli and Family

Upon receiving the endorsement, Richard DeNapli said, “I am very excited to be endorsed by Representative Eagle.  As a fellow Realtor, Dane and I see, every day, the impact a sluggish economy and difficult financial decisions has on Florida families.   We also understand that, as with buying a home, State government must begin to plan long term, not just for the next election.  I look forward to serving with Representative Eagle and together tackling Florida’s financial future to ensure families sleep better at night in a growing economy.”

A native of Florida, Richard DeNapoli is a Licensed Attorney, Realtor, Mortgage Broker and Notary, Richard has also been successful in obtaining his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification. He worked as a Trust and Investment Officer for five years at Northern Trust on a team with $1.8 Billion assets under management providing services to high net worth individuals.

Richard DeNapoli is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Fordham Law School, and New York University. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate.

He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010-2011, and he continues to serve on the Commission today. Richard also served as the Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party in 2010, and then as Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party through December of 2012.  Recently, Richard has been focusing on his professional career and on his family. Richard is married to Brigita, and they welcomed a new addition to their family, Victor DeNapoli, who was born in August 2012.

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You can read more about Richard at www.richardforflorida.com

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