Trey Radel, Republican, captured 63% of the general elections vote in FL’s 19 district and was elected as the Congress representative for the area.
Radel was born Apr.20, 1976 in Cincinnati, OH. He majored in communications and Italian at Loyola University. Much of his career has dealt with being in broadcasting and participating as a host in shows such as Daybreak, 92.5 Fox News and WINK-TV. [TreyRadel.com]
Radel is mostly recognized for being a successful businessman as well. He founded Trey Communications LLC, which focuses in the purchase and subsequent sell of domain names on the web. His wife, Amy Wegmann, FOX-4 anchor, also participated along his side in founding US Forces Fund, a nonprofit organization that centers around helping injured soldiers when coming back home from overseas duty.
Radel held most of his support base throughout most of his campaigning. During the primary elections, for example, he competed against well-known figures such as Chauncy Goss, son of former CIA director Porter Goss. Surprisingly, Radel managed to raise $757,217 in donations from wealthy Republican contributors, in addition to a loan of $206,000, according to the Federal Election Commission.
“Trey has a dedicated base,” affirmed Goss [Naples News].
Radel’s political ground can be summarized in the following points, as published in his campaign websites and propaganda: search for a stable environment that’ll promote job creation, return of education tax-dollars back home to make improvements at a local level, rejection of Obamacare’s “deficiencies,” acquirement of energy independence, security of the US border, strengthening of Social Security and Medicare, prevention of tax hikes, and protection of the Second Amendment [PoliGu.com].
Following his victory in the polls, Radel proceeded to attend various orientation and information sessions in Washington. These covered ranging from budget matters to office placement. He is scheduled to be permanent in Congress as of January 2013.
“It was exhilarating. It was exciting. It was intense,” said Radel. “…It’s become very real now.” [Naples News]