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Sen. Richter to speak to Sanibel-Captiva Republicans

By Staff | May 19, 2010

Florida State Senator Garrett Richter is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus. He will give a briefing on the recently concluded 2010 session of the Florida Legislature.

The meeting will be held this Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. in Room #4 of the Sanibel Public Library, located at 770 Dunlop Road, and is open to the public.

Sen. Richter represents District 37 in the Florida State Senate, which encompasses the coastal regions of Collier County and a portion of Lee County, including Sanibel and Captiva. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008 and was elected to the Senate in 2008. He is a member of several legislative committees including the Select Committee on Florida’s Economy and he is the chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee.

Sen. Richter is originally from Pittsburg, Pa. and moved to Florida in 1987. He graduated from the University of Pittsburg and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisc. Sen. Richter served in the military during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Vietnam Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge, and later served in the Air Force Reserve. He was the founder and CEO of the First National Bank of Florida, and is currently the President of the First National Bank of the Gulf Coast.

For more information about the Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus, please call Robb Moran at 472-9035.