- From the Campaign Trail
11, 2006 Thank you for visiting my campaign
website. After retiring from the Florida
Legislature in 2002, I believed that my days in
elective office were at an end. I was totally unprepared
for the tremendous outpouring of support from friends
and, people that I did not even know urging me to run
for Congress, who like me were tired of politics as
usual. After careful deliberation and talking with my
wife Donna and children, Brendan, Meghan, and Kevin,
I have decided to run for the United
States Congress for the Thirteenth District.
As your Congressman, I pledge to be
beholden to no special interest group, only to the voters
of the Thirteenth District. Like my political hero,
Reagan, I believe that it is time for citizen politicians
to bring about the fundamental changes necessary for
a prosperous and strong America.
I believe in the American Dream because
I have lived it - marrying my high school sweetheart,
having three wonderful children, a successful business
and serving in the Florida Legislature. In Congress,
I will work every moment to ensure that the American
Dream is available for everyone.