Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate. Unfortunately, it is a problem that is often overlooked, excused, or denied, yet it can affect anybody, at any age, of any ethnicity, and a member of any political party.
Abusive behavior, whether it is physical, emotional, or verbal, needs to stop. Everyone deserves to be respected, valued and safe.Read more
Sergeant Major Jose Garcia Aponte, chairman of Veterans For Vivaldi
Last nite, I met with my good friend Sergeant Major Jose Garcia Aponte (RET) and his wife Maribel. Both Jose & Maribel have already contributed a great deal to our campaign, but wanted to do something more. Maribel suggested that Jose chair a Veterans for Vivaldi committee and Sergeant Major Aponte agreed.
I have included a message from the Sergeant Major and his wife Maribel below. #TeamVivaldi is humbled and honored to have their support.
David Jolly and I getting ready to walk door-to-door in Pinellas County.
Politics all too often becomes all about "me" or what can "I" get out of it, that is not the case with our campaign.
Today, we joined Republican activists from all around the state in Pinellas County to knock on doors for the Republican nominee in Florida's 13th congressional district, David Jolly.
Anthony "Tony" Suarez
Orlando powerhouse Attorney Anthony "Tony" Suarez is the newest member to join #TeamVivaldi.
Suarez, who served as the Chairman of the Seminole County Democratic Party and as a member of the Florida State House of Representatives, is heavily involved in the Puerto Rican community in Central Florida - especially when it comes to politics.
He currently serves as the President of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida and was the President of the San Juan Hill San Republican Club in 2013.
Elected officials in Washington are supposed to be there fighting for you. Instead, the culture of corruption has turned our elected officials against us.
They fight for the lobbyists and donors padding their wallets and campaign coffers. They fight for themselves. Soon enough, being an elected official becomes less about meaningful change and more a game of personal enrichment.
We hear stories all the time about what a wonderful, grounded, and wholesome person he/she was when elected to congress. Then, good men and women cave and embrace the program of personal enrichment. That will not be our story.
Year In Review - The Vivaldi Family
In 2013, my beautiful wife Myrna worked with several non-profit organizations helping organize local and international outreach for needy children. She also became a health coach and Zumba instructor to help many focus on healthier living. Myrna has worked tirelessly alongside me in my campaign for congress and has begun writing her first book.
Myrna during a "Zumbathon"
In 2013 we celebrated two graduations one from West Orange High School and the other from UCF. We still have a long way to go but are grateful for all 5 of our children's accomplishments.