FORMER US SENATOR, GEORGE LEMIEUX, ENDORSES RICHARD DENAPOLI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2013
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,
“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.
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Richard DeNapoli Makes Moves, Gets Support in House Race
As suddenly as he jumped into a new county in a new district, Richard DeNapoli hopped into the race to replace Rep. Doug Holder in Florida House District 74 Monday, and he’s already making waves and gaining support from GOP representatives across the state.
HD 74, which covers most of Sarasota County, will soon need a new representative because Holder faces term limits. Holder has served the district since 2007. DeNapoli, on the other hand, has been living across-state in Broward County.
Born and raised in Hollywood, DeNapoli left the Sunshine State briefly to attend Fordham Law School in New York City. He returned to South Florida to attend the University of Miami, where he received his master’s degree in estate planning in 2008.
DeNapoli was appointed a commissioner in the Florida Real Estate Commission in 2007, and was reappointed and confirmed by the Florida Senate.
He stepped on the scene in Florida politics when he became treasurer of the Broward County Republican Party in 2010 and was later elected chair in December 2012. He became well-known as a strong Republican Party fundraiser, and has been lauded by conservatives for his work to boost party development and fundraise in Broward County.
Yet, despite his successes in the second-largest county in the state, DeNapoli packed his bags and left South Florida to move to Sarasota County with his family this year. He told Sunshine State News he moved to the west coast because it’s “a beautiful place to live, work, and raise a family.”
DeNapoli decided to get into the race after speaking with friends, family and people in the Sarasota community.
“I talked to a lot of local people,” he said.
He said he not only brings experience, but focus to the race.
“I’m an attorney and a financial planner. I like focusing on results. We’ve got a lot of serious issues facing our state going forward,” DeNapoli explained. “I think we need to maintain conservative principles that Governor Scott’s administration is putting forward over the last few years. We need to keep Florida on that track.”
Other state representatives have taken notice of DeNapoli’s intentions to run and have jumped onboard to endorse him in the race for the Florida House. Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota, and Rep. George Moraitis, R-Fort Lauderdale, both had warm words of praise for DeNapoli and his conservative values.
“Richard DeNapoli is a true conservative who Sarasota residents can count on to keep Florida on the road to economic prosperity. He’s an intelligent, common-sense conservative who won’t back down from his principles,” said Rep. Moraitis.”Richard DeNapoli’s experience in retirement security, financial planning, and Florida law make him well-suited to protect Florida’s seniors and their issues in Tallahassee. He’d make a great partner to work with in Tallahassee when it comes to protecting Sarasota County and its citizens,” Rep. Pilon said.
As featured in BIZPACREVIEW.COM, August 6th, 2013
BY: Joe Saunders
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.
DeNapoli 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.”
“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.
From BIZPACReview.com, 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.”
Today, September 25, 2010, Richard DeNapoli, Treasurer of the Broward Republican Party, had the pleasure of attending the Marco Rubio rally breakfast in Coral Springs. Richard, along with other volunteers, made hundreds of calls on behalf of Marco Rubio’s campaign. Richard previously attended the Reclaim America Town Hall on July 31 in Fort Lauderdale featuring Marco Rubio and Eric Cantor. Richard is proud to support Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee in this November’s General Election. Marco is the Republican nominee against former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, and Kendrick Meek, the Democrat nominee, in the November 2010 General Election.