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Trey Radel

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Trey Radel
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U.S. House, Florida, District 19
Assumes office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University-Chicago
Date of birthApril 20, 1976
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio
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 listed 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 ran 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]

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"


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

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