Lou Frey, Political Analyst (R)
Former Congressman Lou Frey began serving his country in 1955 when he joined the U.S. Navy. Frey was on active duty for three years, and then embarked on his political career in 1961, serving as an Assistant County Solicitor for Orange County. In 1968, Frey was elected to the United States House of Representatives, a rarity for a Republican during a time when Central Florida was heavily Democratic.
During his time in Congress, Frey led the charge for the city of Orlando to take over the old McCoy Air Force Base property for $1.00, turning it into the Orlando International Airport. During his political career, Frey was also a candidate for U.S. Senator and Florida Governor.
Frey is the founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida. The nationally-recognized institute promotes the engagement of citizens in the voting and political process.
Frey is also a partner in the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando, and has also written two books on the Congress: “Inside the House: Former Members Reveal How Congress Really Works” and “Political Rules of the Road: Representatives, Senators and Presidents Share their Rules for Success in Congress, Politics and Life.” Frey is married and has five children and seven grandchildren.
website: The Frey Report
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