Meet your candidate – Rick Kozell (R) FL House Dist. 82

Rick Kozell is a Constitutional conservative committed to promoting job creation and economic growth, cutting taxes and regulation, securing our borders, solving our local water crisis, improving education, and continuing Florida’s strong record as a leader in the best states to live. Rick is a father to two young children, a
husband, and a member of the local community for thirty years.
Rick is blessed to have lived the American Dream. After becoming the first person in his family to attend college, Rick moved home to start a small business here on the Treasure Coast. He then spent several years as an entrepreneur, where he came to experience the challenging business climate devastating working families across America.
Rick later sold his business to pursue his dream of returning to law school, and graduated from Georgetown in Washington, DC in 2010. While at Georgetown, Rick served as a law clerk to the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He later served in a similar role for Senator George LeMieux and Senator Tom Coburn.
After graduating from law school, Rick returned home to Jupiter and practiced law as a business attorney. He then left private practice to serve as Counsel to the Republican Commissioner in one of our nation’s administrative courts, where he counseled the Commissioner in cases involving the federal government’s attempt to impose burdensome regulations on members of the business community.
In 2016, Rick ran for the U.S. Congress in the Treasure Coast’s 18th Congressional District, garnering the support strong Republicans nationwide, including Senate Intelligence Chair Richard Burr (NC) and one of President Trump’s earliest supporters in Congress, Lou Barletta (PA). In that race, Rick was endorsed by Treasure Coast Newspapers and respected leaders throughout the community.
Rick has been politically active for years. He currently serves as President of the Palm Beach Republican Club and is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition. He previously served as President of the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches; Vice President of Palm Beach County Council of Republican Club Presidents; and as a member of Palm Beach County’s Republican Executive Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Palm Beach County Board of Advisors for the James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based free market think tank; and as counsel to Rick Scott in Martin County in the 2018 recount. From 2012-2014, Rick served on the Palm Beach County Land Development Regulation Advisory Board, having been appointed by County Commissioner Hal Valeche.