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Trey Radel
Trey radel.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 19
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTheodore E. Deutch (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.99 in 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,068,123
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLoyola University-Chicago
Personal
BirthdayApril 20, 1976
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio
ProfessionFounder, Trey Communications, LLC
Net worth$3,071,051
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Trey Radel (b. Henry Jude "Trey" Radel III on April 20, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing the 19th Congressional District of Florida.[1] He was first elected on November 6, 2012, and took office on January 3, 2013.[2]

He was arrested in the District of Columbia on October 29, 2013, for possession of cocaine. He was charged on November 19, 2013, in D.C. Superior Court with misdemeanor possession of cocaine.[3] He plead guilty and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and fined $250.[4]

He announced on November 20, 2013, a leave of absence in order to enter a substance abuse treatment facility in Florida.[5][6] On December 19, 2013, Radel left rehab, where he was seeking treatment for his alcohol addiction. He did not discuss future political plans, adding, "Politics and reelection are the last thing on my mind right now."[7][8]

Radel ran in 2014 for re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Radel sought the Republican nomination in the primary.

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.

Biography

Radel born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 20, 1976.[9]

Education:[9]

  • 1999: B.A., Loyola University

Career

  • 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.[10]

Outside of radio, Radel ran Trey Communications LLC, a Media Relations company.[10] Before the TV & radio show, Radel served southwest Florida as a journalist, working as both an anchor and as a reporter.[10]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Radel serves on the following committees:[11]

Issues

Controversy

Campaign staffers leave D.C. office

Two staffers from Radel's Washington, D.C. office left in November 2013 to take positions with Endeavor Strategic Communications.[12] Endeavor, the public relations and communications firm founded by former Darrell Issa aide Kurt Bardella, hired former Radel communications director Amanda Nunez as its director of strategic and political communications and former Radel digital director Caitlin Rush as director of social and digital engagement.[12]

Arrested for cocaine possession

Radel was arrested in the District of Columbia on October 29, 2013, for possession of cocaine. He was then charged on November 19, 2013, in D.C. Superior Court with misdemeanor possession of cocaine. He appeared in court on November 20, 2013.[3]

The charge carries a statutory maximum of six months in prison and a fine of $1,000.[13]

Radel said that he struggles with the "disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. Believe me I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions."[14]

"However, this unfortunate event does have a positive side: It offers me an opportunity to seek treatment and counseling," he went on, requesting prayers for his family. "As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them," Radel added.[14]

House Speaker John Boehner commented on the incident, "Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards, and the alleged crime will be handled by the courts. Beyond that, this is between Rep. Radel, his family, and his constituents."[14]

Sentencing

Radel plead guilty on November 20, 2013, to misdemeanor cocaine possession. According to court reports, Radel bought $260 worth of cocaine from an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent in October 2013.[4]

He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and fined $250.[4] Radel also announced plans to enter an in-patient rehab program in Florida.[4]

Substance abuse rehabilitation

Radel announced on November 20, 2013, plans a leave of absence in order to enter a substance abuse treatment facility in Florida.[15][16] He also said he would donate his congressional salary to charity during his leave.[17]

“I’m sorry. I have no excuse for what I’ve done. . . . I’ve let down our constituents, I’ve let down my family,” he said in a news conference on November 20, 2013. “I’ve let down my wife, and although he doesn’t know it, I’ve let down our 2-year-old son.”[16]

"I will be taking a leave of absence and all offices, this team that I have in Washington and here in southwest Florida, will be working every single day like they have been for this past year for you. They are working hard. They are here to serve the people and they will continue to do so," he said.[18]

On November 25, 2013, Dave Natonski, Radel’s chief of staff, said a statement, "Congressman Trey Radel's top priority right now is to complete his rehabilitation and then return to work as soon as possible."

On December 19, 2013, Radel left rehab, where he was seeking treatment for his alcohol addiction. He did not discuss future political plans, adding, "Politics and reelection are the last thing on my mind right now."[19][20]

Ethics investigation

The House Ethics Committee announced on December 16, 2013, the launch of a formal investigation into alleged misconduct by Radel.[21]

The investigative subcommittee, according to the statement, “shall have jurisdiction to determine whether [Radel] violated the Code of Official Conduct or any law, rule, regulation, or other applicable standard of conduct in the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, with respect to conduct forming the basis for criminal charges of possession of Cocaine in the District of Columbia, to which Representative Radel pled guilty on November 20, 2013.”[21]

Republican response
Walden said on November 20, 2013, that he had not talked to Radel since he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession.[22]
Walden also said that “he’s going to need to explain what happened, and then make some decisions.”[22]
  • Lenny Curry, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, asked Radel to step down on November 25, 2013.[23]
Curry released a statement saying, "The people of Florida’s 19th Congressional District need a Congressman who is 100 percent focused on the needs of Southwest Florida. Therefore, Congressman Radel should step down and focus his attention on rehabilitation and his family.”[23]
  • Terry Miller, Lee County GOP chair, and Mike Lyster, the chairman of the Collier County Republicans, issued identical statements on November 25, 2013, that Radel should step down.[24] They also added if he runs for re-election in 2014, Radel “would not enjoy our support."[24]
“While the decision to complete the current term is his alone to make, we strongly encourage him to reflect on his ability to remain effective and that a return to Congress may serve only as an impediment to his recovery,” the pair said in separate statements. “We feel it is in the best interests of all involved that he resign immediately. We hope that he can focus solely on his rehabilitation and allow the citizens to begin their own healing process. We thank Trey for his service and wish only the best for him and his family.”[24]
John Boehner commented on the incident, "Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards, and the alleged crime will be handled by the courts. Beyond that, this is between Rep. Radel, his family, and his constituents."[14]
Scott called for Radel to resign on November 26, 2013. In a statement he said, "I agree with the party chairman. Look, Trey's going through some hard times. My prayers and my wife's prayers are with his family, but we have to hold all of our elected officials to the highest standard."[25]
“As a career prosecutor, I understand the devastating effects that addiction can have on one’s life,” Bondi said on November 27, 2013. “While I understand that this is a challenging time for Trey and his family, I believe that he should resign.”[26]
  • The Southwest Florida Young Republicans (SWFL Young Republicans)[27]
The group voted on December 2, 2013, to support Radel's decision to stay in the post, despite pressure to step down. The group also approved a statement, but took no position on whether Radel should seek re-election in 2014.[27]
The group issued the following statement:[27]
“Last night, the SWFL Young Republicans met to have an open and honest discussion regarding Congressman Trey Radel. We believed that it was important for our members, many of which are new to the political process, to be able to voice their opinion on whether our congressman should be encouraged to remain in office through the remainder of his term or resign. Following our discussion, a vote of our membership was held. The resulting vote was that sixty percent of our members supported Congressman Radel remaining in office for the balance of his term. Our members took no action on re-election, but solely on completing the current term of office. Our members believed that the restrictions placed on constituent services combined with the lack of voting representation that would be created by a congressional vacancy would place Southwest Florida and the Republican Party at a severe disadvantage. A special election would be costly and take 4-6 months. Our district would then face another election shortly thereafter. Based upon this realistic assessment of the situation, we chose to support continued representation at the Congressional level . Although we do not condone Congressman Radel’s actions, we do not believe that the constituents of our district should lose representation due to those actions.”
  • Newt Gingrich compared Radel to Anthony Weiner, and indicated that while Radel's constituents could forgive him in time, he cautioned about a relapse.[28]
“I think the burden is on him to prove that he [has] genuinely been rehabilitated. He needs to slow down, focus on rehabilitation and people will be patient...Does he come out of rehab genuinely changed or is it all a gimmick? If it’s a gimmick, he won’t survive. The example we had with Weiner in New York is that people will forgive you once. They won’t forgive you twice.”[28]
Democratic response
Pelosi did not call for Radel to resign, but on November 21, 2013, did attempt to link Radel’s behavior to the move by Republicans to cut food stamps and require recipients to get drug tested before receiving benefits.[29]
“The inconsistency on the Republican side to say, we’re going to cut $40 billion out of food stamps and by the way you should be drug tested before you can get food stamps, when people are voting to do that are engaged in that activity."[29]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[30] For more information pertaining to Radel's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[31]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Radel was among a large percentage of Florida’s U.S. House delegation not supporting military strikes in Syria.[32]

Radel said he has yet to see enough information to justify U.S. military intervention.[32]

“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.”[32]

Radel said he was 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.[32]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Radel voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[33]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Radel voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[33]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Radel voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[34] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[33]

NDAA

Voted "No" Radel voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[33]

Economy

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[35] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[36] Radel voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[37]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[38] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Radel voted against HR 2775.[39]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Radel voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[33]

Healthcare

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" Radel voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[33]

Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Radel voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[33]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Radel voted against House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[33]

Campaign themes

2012

Radel's campaign website listed the following priorities:[40]

  • 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."

Elections

2014

See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2014

Radel ran for re-election to the U.S. House, representing the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Radel sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Florida's 19th Congressional District elections, 2012

Radel ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 19th District. Radel won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[41] 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.[1] He was elected on November 6, 2012.[42]

U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 62% 189,833
     Democratic Jim Roach 35.8% 109,746
     Independent Brandon Smith 2.2% 6,637
Total Votes 306,216
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Florida District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTrey Radel 30% 22,284
Chauncey Goss 21.5% 15,994
Paige Kreegel 17.7% 13,148
Gary Aubuchon 15.5% 11,486
Byron Donalds 14% 10,376
Joe Davidow 1.4% 1,026
Total Votes 74,314

Campaign donors

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.[43]

Trey Radel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Florida, District 19) Won $1,068,123
Grand Total Raised $1,068,123

2014

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.[44]

Trey Radel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2013$121,751.99$69,043.90$(37,218.67)$153,577.22
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$153,577.22$73,387.71$(50,049.07)$176,915.86
October Quarterly[47]October 13, 2013$176,915.86$155,669.04$(76,854.46)$255,730.44
Year-end[48]January 31, 2014$255,730$64,231$(56,279)$263,683
Running totals
$362,331.65$(220,401.2)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Radel's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[49] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[50]

Cost per vote

Radel spent $4.99 per vote received in 2012.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Radel is a "centrist Republican" as of June 12, 2013.[51]

Like-minded colleagues

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.[52]

Radel most often votes with:

Radel least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Radel missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[53]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

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.[54]

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.

2012

Information on 2012 vote rating is unavailable.

Voting with party

2013

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.[55]

Personal

Radel and his wife had their first child, a boy, in December 2011.[10]

2013 worst year

Radel was named by The Hill as the member of Congress who had the worst year on Capitol Hill.[56]

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References

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  2. ABC News "2012 General Election Results"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Politico "Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession," accessed November 19, 2013
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Political offices
Preceded by
Theodore E. Deutch (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 19
2013-present
Succeeded by
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