Conservative Leader Officially Files for Open Seat

NAPLES, FL – Collier County businessman and conservative leader Byron Donalds has officially filed his campaign paperwork to run for the Florida House of Representatives in District 80, which covers eastern Collier county and all of Hendry county.

“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”, Donalds said. “Conservative leadership in Tallahassee will preserve the Florida we love, and promote the economic and educational innovations essential to Florida’s Future.”

Byron has a decade long record of service to our community. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Florida Southwestern State College, appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2014. He is also the Vice President and founding board member of Mason Classical Academy, a Hillsdale College public charter school, and is 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.

In addition to his service to the community, Donalds brings financial and risk management expertise from his career in banking and insurance. Byron is currently the Director of Premium Management for CMG Life Services, where he has been since 2007. Prior to CMG, he was the Commercial Credit Manager at TIB Bank.

Byron lives and works in North Naples. He and his wife, Erika, and have three sons; Damon (11), Darin (7), and Mason (3).