David Bitner

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David I. "Dave" Bitner (December 11, 1948 – September 8, 2011) was an American Republican politician from Florida.

Early years[edit]

Bitner was born in Hagerstown, Maryland.[1]


Bitner graduated from the North Hagerstown High School.[2] Bitner was chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives.[3]

Personal information[edit]

Bitner and his family currently reside in Port Charlotte. Along with being a politician, Bitner was also a small business owner.[1]


Bitner had one daughter named Jennifer Virginia.[1]


Bitner was a Baptist.[1]

Recreational Interest[edit]

In his free time, he enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, and baseball-card collecting.[1]


Bitner died September 8, 2011 after a months-long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (sometimes called Lou Gehrig's disease).


  1. ^ a b c d e "David I. "Dave" Bitner". Florida House of Representatives. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  2. ^ David I. Bitner, 62
  3. ^ Florida GOP Chairman David Bitner Dies[permanent dead link]
Preceded by
John Thrasher
Republican Party of Florida State Chairman

David Bitner

Succeeded by
Lenny Curry