Former Broward GOP Chairman DeNapoli seeks House District 74 seat

As featured in BIZPACREVIEW.COM, August 6th, 2013


Attorney, realtor and financial planner Richard DeNapoli is seeking the Republican nomination to replace term-limited state Rep. Doug Holder in House District 74.

DeNapoli, a former chairman of the Broward County Republican Party, announced his bid for the seat Monday. He will face physician Julio Gonzalez in the Republican primary.

richarddenapoliDeNapoli is a Florida native who earned his law degree in 2002 at Fordham Law School and a master’s degree in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law in 2008. He is licensed to practice in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, according to the release.

He has been a member of the Florida Real Estate Commission since 2007, including a stint as chairman in 2010-11.

In a news release, he said that experience gives him the background needed in the state House of Representatives.

“From property insurance to Medicaid and from education to pensions, Florida faces serious challenges that require methodical and thoughtful planning,” DeNapoli said. “I’ve spent my entire career assisting moms, dads, seniors, and working Americans plan for the future.  I intend to use that experience to help meet the challenges facing Florida’s future.”

Richard_denapoli_and_governor_of_florida“My wife and I recently welcomed our first child into the world.  For his future, and the future of all Floridians, it is essential to continue the fight to keep Florida on the path to economic recovery by sticking to our conservative principles.  I look forward to engaging in a serious debate on the issues and am excited to launch this campaign.”

So far, he’s got the official backing of state Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, and state Rep.  George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale.

To read more of the full BIZPAC article, click here.

Richard DeNapoli Joins Board of ICAN as Co-Legal Counsel

From, on June 12, 2013

“Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrived in Boca Raton Monday for an intimate breakfast of about 70 to meet with members of the Independent Conservative Action Network , a new organization poised to have a powerful impact on South Florida and the rest of the sunshine state.

The governor greeted the crowd and posed for photos before giving a brief speech and answering a few questions on hot button issues like the health care exchange and immigration.

The group’s Facebook page  says it is “dedicated to spreading the conservative message through education, outreach and community involvement.” Its board members are experienced business and community leaders from all over the state:

President Margi Helschien, Vice President Jack Furnari, Abee Moses, John R. Smith, Peter Feaman, Cindy Tindell, co-counsel Richard DeNapoli, co-counsel Gary Rosner, Brett Doster, Janeen Capizola, Starla Brown, Cheryl Mullings and Tom Tillison.”

Click here for the full news piece in BIZPACReview

Richard Writes in BizPACReview

I wrote a piece today in BizPACReview entitled “Who will beat the nation’s most vulnerable Democrat” analyzing the numbers in the Congressional District 18 race between Allen West and Patrick Murphy.  You can read part of it here and link to the full story below.

Who will beat the nation’s ‘most vulnerable Democrat’?


Congressman Patrick Murphy, who recently eked out a victory over former Congressman Allen West in District 18, has now been labeled  the “most vulnerable Democrat.”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the product of highly respected University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato, said just that on Feb. 7. The Crystal Ball has been a leader in accurately predicting elections across the country.

One way to determine vulnerability of Democrats in Congress is to look at districts where Mitt Romney won yet the Republican congressional candidate lost. An analysis of Congressional District 18 shows that Romney won the district, and the numbers show how vulnerable Murphy may be in 2014.

Romney Obama West Murphy
Palm Beach 71,066 65,699 68,348 68,158
Martin 48,183 30,107 43,333 32,532
St. Lucie 56,202 65,869 52,672 65,567
Total Votes 175,451 161,675 164,353 166,257
Percentage Total of 2-way race 52% 48% 49.7% 50.3%


The numbers clearly show this is a swing district. To Read More Click Here