Republican Richard DeNapoli Submits Petitions to Qualify for the Ballot


Richard DeNapoli

First Candidate in District 74 to Submit Petitions to Reach the Required 1,154 to Qualify

Nokomis, FL – Today, businessman, former prosecutor, and Republican Party leader, Richard DeNapoli, announced he will submit petitions to qualify for the November ballot. DeNapoli becomes the only candidate in District 74 to submit enough petitions to qualify.

Upon announcing his petition submission, Richard DeNapoli said,

“Our team reached this goal today through direct voter contact. Each voter who signed a petition was contacted by someone from our team and chose to sign.  It is a testament to hard work, a positive message, and a firm grasp on the issues important to voters that this milestone was achieved. The overwhelming show of support – both at the grassroots through petitions and financially – is very energizing. Voters know, as do I, that the election is not the end of the work but the first step to securing Florida’s financial, educational, and health care future.  I thank all of those who signed petitions and am honored by their support.”

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 trust and investment services to individuals and families.

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 (“FREC”) 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 continued to serve on the Commission for over six years through the end of his term in December 2013. Richard also served as the Treasurer and Chairman of the Broward Republican Party.

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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