Dan Franzese

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Dan is a successful businessman, family man and a community leader who has spent his life building things and giving back to the community.

After graduating from Wharton, Dan made billions of dollars of successful investments as a portfolio manager for one of the world’s largest pension funds. He went on to other roles in finance, becoming a leading expert in the bond market while working at Merrill Lynch. Dan has raised tens of billions of dollars of growth capital for hundreds of companies which has helped create thousands of jobs.

Dan laid out a path to bring the Church back to a balanced budget — something the politicians in Washington, DC could learn from these days! Dan won a competitive five-way primary and was the Republican nominee for Florida's 22nd Congressional District in 2022. He won 45% of the vote in the general election, and he is credited with running the most competitive race ever against the well-established five-term incumbent, Lois Frankel (D-22).