Rick Dantzler

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Rep. Rick Dantzler (left) and his daughter, 1990.

Rick Dantzler (born January 6, 1956) was a United States politician from Florida and a member of the Democratic Party. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Dantzler was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.[1] He served in Florida House of Representatives from 1983 to 1989 and in Florida Senate from 1989 to 1999.

Rick Dantzler now heads up the Tampa/Winter Haven, Florida branch of The Business Trial Group of Morgan and Morgan, a commercial contingency law group based in Orlando which specializes in business litigation.

Dantzler is perhaps best known as Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Florida in 1998 on the ticket headed by then-Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay. MacKay and Dantzler lost to Republicans Jeb Bush and Frank Brogan by 55-44% margin. He was considered a possible 2010 candidate for the United States House of Representatives seat representing Florida's 12th congressional district.[2]

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  2. ^ "Putnam Expected to Seek Top Fla. Ag Post". The Ledger. 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Buddy MacKay
Democratic Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Florida
Succeeded by
Tom Rossin