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|U.S. House, Florida, District 19|
|January 3, 2013-present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Theodore E. Deutch (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||April 20, 1976|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Profession||Founder, Trey Communications, LLC|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Overview
- 6 National security
- 7 Economy
- 8 Immigration
- 9 Healthcare
- 10 Social issues
- 10.1 Elections
- 10.2 Campaign donors
- 10.3 Analysis
- 10.4 Personal
- 10.5 Recent news
- 10.6 External links
- 10.7 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Radel is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.
- 1999: B.A., Loyola University
- 2013-present: U.S. House of Representatives, District 19
- Before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012, Radel hosted one of Florida’s Conservative TV & Radio Talk Shows – Daybreak, on TV-6 & 92.5 Fox News.
Outside of radio, Radel ran Trey Communications LLC, a Media Relations company. Before the TV & radio show, Radel served southwest Florida as a journalist, working as both an anchor and as a reporter.
Radel serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
- Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
- Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Aviation
- Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
- Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
Radel's campaign website listed the following priorities:
- Foster an environment for job creation
- Excerpt: "Before, we can deal with spending, Trey believes we need to grow our economy. Business owners, both small and large, will tell you they spend far too much time working for the federal government, and not themselves. Whether it is a complicated tax code or dealing with heavy-handed government regulations, our government today inhibits business."
- Pay down the national debt
- Excerpt: "Having run a business, Trey believes that there is a simple economic rule that Washington needs to abide by: don’t spend more money than you take in. Both Republicans and Democrats have been far too comfortable mortgaging away our children’s future. Trey wants to put a stop to this now."
- Repeal Obamacare and End Other Job-Killing Regulations
- Excerpt: "Our country has prided itself on freedom and liberty. Regulations like Obamacare not only place severe restrictions on our freedom and choice but also threaten the economic livelihood of this country. Obamacare in particular essentially forces individuals to buy a private product just because they are American."
The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session. For more information pertaining to Radel's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
American response in Syria
- See also: United States involvement in Syria
Radel said he has yet to see enough information to justify U.S. military intervention.
“These things are happening all over the world,” he said. “We simply cannot pick and choose and be the police of the world. However, we can when there is a threat to our interests, our allies or to us as the United States.”
Radel said he is dismayed by reports and footage of mass killings in Syria. However, he said the war-torn country doesn’t pose a direct threat to the U.S.
Radel is running for re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 19th congressional district of Florida. Radel is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
Radel ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 19th District. Radel won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Radel won the nomination in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012. He was elected on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Florida District 19 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Radel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Radel raised a total of $1,068,123 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 4, 2013.
|Trey Radel's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||U.S. House (Florida, District 19)||$1,068,123|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,068,123|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Radel's reports.
|Trey Radel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
Radel won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Radel's campaign committee raised a total of $1,068,123 and spent $946,371. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Radel spent $4.99 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 19th Congressional District, 2012 - Trey Radel Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$86,286|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$85,869|
|Top contributors to Trey Radel's campaign committee|
|Vestar Capital Partners||$13,750|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Ideology and leadership
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Radel most often votes with:
Radel least often votes with:
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Radel missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Radel's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,510,103 and $4,631,999. That averages to $3,071,051, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.
Voting with party
Trey Radel voted with the Republican Party 94.5% of the time, which ranked 170th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.
Radel and his wife had their first child, a boy, Jude, in December 2011.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Trey + Radel + Florida + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
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- Political profiles:
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- Interest group ratings:
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- Media coverage:
- AP Results "U.S. House Results" Accessed August 14, 2012
- [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
- Bioguide, "Trey Radel," accessed September 11, 2013
- Trey Radel "About" Accessed June 28, 2012
- CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- Campaign website, Policy
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
- Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
- WGCU.org, "Congressman Trey Radel Criticizes Possible Military Attacks In Syria," accessed September 11, 2013
- Florida Secretary of State Elections Board "Candidate List" Accessed March 23, 2012
- [ http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Florida ABC News "2012 General Election Results"]
- Open Secrets "Trey Radel" Accessed April 4, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "Trey Radel 2014 Summary reports," Accessed July 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commission "April Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
- Federal Election Commmission "July Quarterly" Accessed July 22, 2013
- Open Secrets "Trey Radel 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 22, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
- Gov Track "Trek Radel," Accessed June 12, 2013
- OpenCongress, "Rep. Trey Radel," Accessed July 31, 2013
- GovTrack, "Trey Radel," Accessed March 29, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "Radel (R-Fla), 2011"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Theodore E. Deutch (D)
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