Former US Senator, George LeMieux, Endorses Republican Richard DeNapoli


October 7, 2013 at 1:20pm


October 7, 2013


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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