"I have personally experienced all that Florida has to offer, and I want to ensure that our State remains the best destination for Americans seeking an outstanding quality of life. Conservative leadership in Tallahassee will preserve the Florida we love, and promote the economic and educational innovations essential to Florida's Future."
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Byron Donalds is the product of a single parent household. As a young man, his mother made every sacrifice possible to give him the best opportunity at the American Dream. Byron attended Florida State University and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Finance and Marketing in 2002. Since moving to Naples, Byron has served in various capacities throughout the Naples community.
Byron is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Florida Southwestern State College, formerly Edison State College. He was appointed to the post by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Byron also serves as a founding Board member for Mason Classical Academy, a public charter school in Naples. Under his leadership, MCA is fulfilling its mission and currently educates 414 children in Collier County. He also volunteers as an Advisory Board member for the Salvation Army of Collier County.
In 2012, as a Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives to succeed Connie Mack, Byron carried Collier County. Over the past five years, Byron has been a featured speaker on national and statewide policy and politics. He has also been a guest host and commentator on Daybreak with Drew Steele on 92.5 Fox News FM, The Bob Harden Show, and The Joe Whitehead Show on 98.9 WGUF.
Since 2004, Byron has served as a youth leader at Living Word Family Church, where he is a mentor to middle school and high school students. He also enjoys volunteering as a coach in youth football and basketball leagues.
Byron Donalds lives in Naples, Florida with his wife, Erika, and his three sons, Damon, Darin, and Mason. Professionally, Byron’s career path has included working in finance, insurance, and banking in Southwest Florida. Since moving to Collier County in 2003, Byron has demonstrated a life of service and leadership. Now he looks to take those values to Tallahassee.
Vote Byron Donalds, Republican for State Representative, District 80