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George S. LeMieux
|United States Senator
September 9, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Appointed by||Charlie Crist|
|Preceded by||Mel Martínez|
|Succeeded by||Marco Rubio|
George Stephen LeMieux
May 21, 1969
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Emory University (BA)
Georgetown University (JD)
George Stephen LeMieux (//; born May 21, 1969) is an American politician. He was a United States Senator from Florida from 2009 to 2011. He is chairman of the Florida-based law firm of Gunster Yoakley & Stewart and was chief of staff to Governor Charlie Crist.
He was the Deputy Florida Attorney General.
On August 28, 2009, Crist announced he would appoint LeMieux as U.S. Senator to replace Mel Martínez, who weeks earlier had announced he would resign as soon as Crist announced his replacement.
On April 5, 2011, LeMieux announced that he would run against incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson in 2012, but dropped out of the race in June 2012.
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