George LeMieux

American politician

George Stephen LeMieux (/ləˈmj/; born May 21, 1969) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from Florida from 2009 to 2011. He is chairman of the Florida-based law firm of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart and was chief of staff to Governor Charlie Crist.

George S. LeMieux
United States Senator
from Florida
In office
September 9, 2009[1] – January 3, 2011
Appointed byCharlie Crist
Preceded byMel Martínez
Succeeded byMarco Rubio
Personal details
George Stephen LeMieux

(1969-05-21) May 21, 1969 (age 54)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationEmory University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

He was the Deputy Florida Attorney General.[2]

On August 28, 2009, Crist announced he would appoint LeMieux as U.S. Senator to replace Mel Martínez,[3] who weeks earlier had announced he would resign as soon as Crist announced his replacement.[4]

On April 5, 2011, LeMieux announced that he would run against incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, but dropped out of the race in June 2012.

References change

  1. "Senators of the United States 1789–present, A chronological list of senators since the First Congress in 1789" (PDF). Senate Historical Office. April 17, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  2. Bousquet, Steve (2006-11-12). "In Crist's Camp, he was the 'maestro'". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
  3. Balz, Dan (August 28, 2009). "Florida Governor Taps LeMieux for Senate". The Washington Post.
  4. Herszenhorn, David (August 7, 2009). "In a Surprise, Senator Martinez Resigns Early". The New York Times.