Trey Radel

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Trey Radel
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U.S. House, Florida, District 19
In office
January 3, 2013-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorTheodore E. Deutch (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,068,123
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLoyola University-Chicago
Date of birthApril 20, 1976
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio
ProfessionFounder, Trey Communications, LLC
Net worth$3,071,051
Office website
Campaign website
Trey Radel (b. 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]

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.


  • 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.[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]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Radel serves on the following committees:[4]


Campaign themes


Radel's campaign website listed the following priorities:[5]

  • 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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

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


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.[9]


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.[10]

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 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.[11]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[12]

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.[13]


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

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Preceded by
Theodore E. Deutch (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 19
Succeeded by