in 1997, Politics1
is published as a non-partisan public service to promote fully
informed decision-making by the American electorate. One of the
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- Founder & Publisher of Politics1.com
Ron Gunzburger is an attorney, journalist, businessman, civil
servant, and owner of the sole-proprietorship that is Politics1.
Moving into the realm of what was then called "new media," he created and launched the
Politics1 web site in late 1997 ... and created the popular HillZoo
website for Capitol Hill Congressional staffers in 2000. A trial
attorney since 1988, Ron has previously served as an Assistant
Public Defender, an Assistant Attorney General of Florida (RICO
Unit) and as a litigation partner in a large national law firm.
He is currently General Counsel for Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and a Senior Advisor to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (disclaimer: Ron operates Politics1 entirely independently
of his work with BSO and Gov. Hogan). The South Florida Business Journal
honored Ron and 39 others in 1998 with its prestigious "40 Under
40 Award" for achieving career excellence before age 40. Before
entering law school,
Ron served in the 1980s as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill for Congressmen
Dick Gephardt of Missouri and Clay Shaw of Florida. He began his
political consulting career when his mother Broward
County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger first ran for political
office in 1982 (she won that race and won eight more consecutive elections before retiring in 2014, and earned national fame or infamy -- depending upon
your politics -- for her prominent role in the 2000 Presidential
recount). Specializing in direct mail
and message development, Ron formerly worked as a professional campaign
consultant for 20 years in over 130 campaigns ranging from municipal
races through Congressional campaigns. His innovative and often
humorous campaign ads were featured on NBC's Today Show,
CNN's Headline News and in numerous print articles. Originally from New England,
Ron has lived in South Florida for most of his life. He and his
husand Dana reside in Fort Lauderdale.
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