Dennis Cooley Files Cases for House District 70 Remapping

“Governor DeSantis has made Florida the envy of the nation and I want that to continue.”

Businessman Denis Cooley filed for Florida House District 70; whose redrawn borders could provide parts of Hillsborough and Manatee counties with a new state representative.

The insurance consultant from Ellington applied on January 12. His goal: “to keep Florida free”.

“Governor. (Ron) DeSantis has made Florida the envy of the nation, and I want that to continue,” Cooley said in a statement. “Our state’s leaders have led with courage and conservatism throughout this pandemic, and the results speak for themselves. Florida is a national leader in economic growth, education innovation, infrastructure investment and environmental restoration. We can continue this record of results by electing conservative local leaders who will stay the course in the face of an out-of-control federal government that seeks daily to undermine Florida’s success.

“I will be that voice that will stand in the breach between hard-working, freedom-loving Floridians and dysfunction in Washington, D.C.”

Born in Bradenton, Cooley developed a payroll software interface in 2000 that, according to a press release from his campaign, has since processed billions of dollars in payroll transactions.

He’s running now Key Bridgely options, an insurance company that helps businesses and employees with insurance issues.

Cooley is also the editor of the Manatee Herald – which he recently described as “still a startup news and media site” – as well as a member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and a graduate and former board member of the Chamber’s Leadership Program, leadership manatee.

He is a member of the Hundred Club of Manatee County, which supports law enforcement.

His Twitter account describes him as a professional employer for 30 years. He is also a pilot and married, father of four children.

Cooley is currently listed on the Division of Elections website as the only Republican in a five HD 70 race that includes the incumbent Democratic Representative. Michele Rayner.

However, redistricting Maps the liberated house would place Rayner in the 62 house district.


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