Statement regarding Representative Trey Radel

While I am sympathetic to Rep. Radel regarding his personal issues and I hope he finds a personal solution, the fact is that he has proven himself incapable of properly representing Southwest Florida and the people of the 19th Congressional District. Apologies are insufficient. The honor of representing Southwest Floridians in Congress is a sacred trust and a heavy responsibility and Trey Radel has proven himself unworthy of the trust and incapable of bearing the responsibility. This event is not just Rep. Radel’s personal failure – it fundamentally hurts the people and the economy of Southwest Florida. The time has clearly come to elect a new congressperson for Southwest Florida. Change is imperative.

April Freeman 

Democratic Candidate for US House FL-19