CANDIDATE PROFILE: Conservative Champion Congressman Bill Posey Running to Represent Florida’s 8th Congressional District
By Space Coast Daily // October 31, 2022
PRESIDENT TRUMP: A Conservative Warrior, Bill has consistently fought to uphold the rule of law
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — President Donald Trump issued a strong public endorsement of Conservative Congressman Bill Posey, who represents Florida’s 8th Congressional District and has been one of the biggest advocates for conservative values and government accountability in Congress.
“Congressman Bill Posey is doing a phenomenal job for the incredible people of Florida’s 8th Congressional District,” said President Trump.
“A Conservative Warrior, Bill has consistently fought to uphold the rule of law, grow our economy, defend the second amendment, support our veterans and law enforcement, and drain the swamp.”
Congressman Posey said it is a true honor to have the support and endorsement of President Trump.
“While working together to serve the people of the United States, President Trump and I championed policies that put America first. Now, I am proud to continue our work and fight the good fight for our great nation,” said Congressman Posey.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also endorsed Bill Posey in Florida’s 8th Congressional District.
Speaking about his endorsement, Secretary Mike Pompeo said, “Bill has a record of getting results and fighting for our America First priorities. He is exactly who the country needs right now to get back on the right track and hold the Biden Administration accountable for their failed policies and lack of transparent leadership. We need more leaders like Bill who aren’t afraid to hold government accountable, stand up to Communist China and unleash American energy. I’m proud to endorse him.”
Conservative champion and incumbent Congressman Posey is running to represent Florida’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Posey was born in 1947 and has been a Florida resident since 1956.
After graduating from Cocoa High and earning his A.A. from Brevard Community College, he followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the Kennedy Space Center until he was laid off at the end of the Apollo Program.
Congressman Posey is the founder and President of Posey & Co. Realtors, with over 30 years of residential and commercial real estate experience. Bill has served as a director of the Florida Association of Realtors and the President of the Space Coast Association of Realtors.
He was first elected to the Rockledge City Council in 1976, then to the Florida House in 1992, and served in the Florida Senate from 2001 to 2009, representing the 24th District.
While in Tallahassee, Posey received numerous awards over the years, including Legislator of the Year from a number of groups, including the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is known nationwide for his innovation in bringing greater accountability to government, having authored the book Activity Based Total Accountability.
In 2008, Congressman Posey was elected to the United States House of Representatives to serve Florida’s 15th District, which covered all of Indian River County and portions of Brevard, Osceola and Polk Counties.
He currently serves on the House’s Standing Committee on Financial Services; the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance; the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions; and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
Congressman Posey’s reputation for demanding responsibility and accountability in government has remained strong in Congress, as Human Events magazine has named him “Mr. Accountability” for his leadership on government reform. He is a signer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
In Congress, he has been a committed and successful fighter for better ideas and positive change in Washington. Congressman Posey is a consistent opponent of wasteful government spending and is a co-sponsor of a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget.
He introduced legislation that has become law requiring every bill voted on the floor in Congress to be posted online for 72 hours for the public and members of Congress to read before seeing a vote.
Another of Congressman Posey’s Congressional transparency initiatives that have been incorporated into House Rules and operating procedures requires that all changes to legislation throughout the legislative process be clearly shown so that the public and all Members of Congress are able easily see any changes and better understand the impact of such changes.
He has introduced a legislative proposal to prohibit members of Congress and committees from inserting unrelated amendments into bills without a vote on the House floor. Congressman Posey proposed legislation that would end the revolving door between Congress and lobbying.
In addition, Congressman Posey supports numerous bills that would provide meaningful reform to our health care system, protecting Medicare and Social Security, keeping taxes low, reducing excessive regulation, empowering state and local governments, creating a healthy economy where employers and their employees thrive, and protecting religious freedom and personal liberty.
To date, 19 of Posey’s legislative initiatives have been signed into law.
He has been married to his high school sweetheart Katie for 50 years, and together they have two grown daughters, Pam and Cathi, and three grandchildren.
Besides being a devoted husband, dad, and now grandfather, Congressman Posey is an accomplished stock car racer, having received the award for short track driver achievement in memory of Davey and Clifford Allison presented by Bobby and Judy Allison.
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