26th May 2015

Richard DeNapoli can help you traverse the election laws if you are looking to run for office in the state of Florida.

If you are thinking about running for a state office in Florida, there are many election laws that must be followed.  The Florida Division of Elections website outlines these laws and procedures.  They are numerous and complex; to stress that complexity, their website includes the following caveat:

“Although we have attempted to accurately reproduce our rule chapters, this material should not be regarded as an official copy of these rules. For an official version of the rules, refer to the publication Florida Administrative Code Annotated, available from Matthew Bender LexisNexis, 701 East Water Street, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902, telephone 1-800-241-5292 FREE. A copy of this publication is available for public inspection at the offices of the Administrative Code and Weekly Unit, Division of Library and Information Services, Room 101, R.A. Gray Building, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250.”

This statement in itself should give prospective elective office-seekers pause about the complicated nature of the Florida election rules and regulations.  Mistakes in these areas can lead to embarrassing fines that often become fodder for political opponents.  Mr. DeNapoli is available to consult with clients from the beginning of their campaigns and throughout, to avoid any mistakes and comply with the law.

How can Richard DeNapoli help me make sure I follow all Florida election laws?

With over 10 years of experience, Richard DeNapoli can represent local, state, and federal candidates, elected officials, campaign staffs and political committees.  He can also assist other political organizations and ballot initiative groups, among others, in matters involving the following issues:

  • Election Law / Political Law
  • Incorporating and managing political action committees
  • Election contests/recounts
  • Legal issues in political advertising
  • Campaign finance compliance and reporting
  • Ballot eligibility issues
  • Ballot initiatives/referendum

Richard DeNapoli’s background and experience expands to other areas as well.

Mr. DeNapoli is a practicing attorney with over 12 years of real estate, estate planning and financial planning experience. He is a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, and has a Masters in Estate Planning (LL.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in Florida.  In addition to his practice of law, Attorney DeNapoli is a Certified Financial Planner® and holds licenses as a Florida Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Broker. In 2007, Richard DeNapoli was appointed as a Commissioner to the Florida Real Estate Commission (“FREC”), and subsequently reappointed when that term was up. Both of his appointments to the FREC were confirmed by the Florida Senate. He was unanimously elected to serve as the Chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission from 2010-2011 and served two terms on the Commission through December 2013.

Contact Richard DeNapoli today to learn how he can help you with your election campaign.

Contact Richard DeNapoli at (941) 275-6030 to see how he can help you with the Florida election laws and other legal issues.  You can also visit his website for more information on his law practice.

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