George LeMieux

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George S. LeMieux
Senator George LeMieux.jpg
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 53)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationEmory University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)

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.

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 | change source]

  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.