Trey Radel

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Trey Radel
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 19
ProfessionFounder, Trey Communications, LLC
Campaign website
Trey Radel is a 2012 Republican candidate who won election to the U.S. House representing the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Radel won the Republican nomination in the primary on August 14, 2012.[1] He was elected on November 6, 2012.[2]


Most recently, Radel hosted one of Florida’s Conservative TV & Radio Talk Shows – Daybreak, on TV-6 & 92.5 Fox News.[3] Outside of radio, Radel ran Trey Communications LLC, a Media Relations company.[3] Before the TV & radio show, Radel served southwest Florida as a journalist, working as both an anchor and as a reporter.[3]


Campaign themes


Radel's campaign website lists the following priorities:[4]

  • 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."



See also: Florida's 19th congressional district elections, 2012

Radel was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 19th District. Radel won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5] Candidates wishing to run must 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.[6]


Radel and his wife had their first child, a boy, Jude, in December 2011.[3]

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