Paige Kreegel

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Paige V. Kreegel
Personal details
Born Paige Vanier Kreegel
Nationality American
Political party Republican[1]
Spouse(s) Erika McCarthy
Children Three; Olivia, Savannah, Christian
Residence Punta Gorda, Florida
Alma mater American University
University of Miami
New York Medical College
Occupation Politician
Medical doctor

Paige V. Kreegel (born August 20, 1958 in Miami, Florida) is a physician and was previously a Republican representative in the Florida House of Representatives, where he represented District 72 - which covers all of De Soto County and parts of Charlotte County and Lee County. Kreegel was first elected to the Florida House in 2004, and was unopposed for re-election in 2006. He is a physician and resides in Punta Gorda, Florida.[3] He was a Republican candidate in a special election in April 2014 to fill Florida's 19th district U.S. House of Representatives seat vacated by Trey Radel.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Kreegel graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in 1982 with a medical degree.[5] He attended University of Miami and American University as an undergraduate. He has a master's degree in Business Administration from IMPAC University in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Career[edit]

Kreegel was Associate Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1990. He is founder of American-Medic, a multi-functional clinic in Charlotte County, Florida.[2]

Physician[edit]

Kreegel has served as the physician for Charlotte County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team.[when?]

Politics[edit]

Kreegel was a Representative in the Florida State House of Representatives from 2005-2012.[6][7][8] He was chairman of the Health Care Services Policy Committee.

In January 2012, Kreegel ran for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congressional District 14 (now renumbered as District 19) of Florida.[9] Kreegel lost to Trey Radel in the Republican congressional primary and was third behind Chauncey Goss, the son of (former FL Congressman and CIA Director) Porter Goss, closely followed by Byron Donalds. The race was for the District 19 seat was held on August 14, 2012.[10]

Controversy[edit]

In April 2010, Kreegel referred to homeless people as "bums" when he was stating that he did not believe in passing hate crime laws to protect homeless people in Florida.[11][12]

Professional affiliations[edit]

  • American Medical Association
  • Charlotte County Cattlemen's Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Gulf Coast Citrus Growers Association
  • Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association

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