Congressman Trey Radel represents Florida's 19th Congressional District, a coastal area of Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs and Marco Island.
As a new father and former business owner, Trey was inspired to run for Congress to be a common sense voice in the debates over spending, tax reform and the role the government should play in our lives.
Trey and his family have deep roots throughout Southwest Florida; he owned a small business, founded a nonprofit organization for wounded veterans and worked as a journalist and talk radio host. These ties drive his passion to be a tireless advocate for the community.
Trey started his career as a journalist, working locally as both an anchor and a reporter. Before coming to Congress, Trey hosted Daybreak on TV-6 and 92.5 Fox News, one of Florida's premier Conservative TV & Radio Talk Shows. Trey also owned, built up and eventually sold the Naples Journal newspaper. His time working in media gave him great insight into the issues facing America's families and small business owners.
An advocate for those who serve our nation, Trey and his wife founded US Forces Fund, a nonprofit that helps wounded soldiers and veterans.
Trey is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, and is well traveled. Seeing the world has given him a unique perspective on the role of the United States abroad and at home.
Trey is married to Amy Wegmann Radel, a Cape Coral High School graduate, who worked as an anchor on Fox 4 News. The couple has one child, Jude Radel.
For the 113th Congress, Trey was selected to be a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the Committee on Foreign Affairs.