Local Businessman, Dennis Cooley files for State Representative, District 70
Dennis Cooley, candidate Florida House of Representatives, District 70

Ellenton, FL – Dennis Cooley, a local, small businessman filed this week to become the next State Representative from District 70. Cooley is eyeing the new map, filed by the Florida Legislature that looks to give Southern Hillsborough and Northern Manatee Counties a new member of the State House of Representatives. He is a husband and father who will put his years of business experience to work keeping Florida and its economy on track.

“I’m running to keep Florida Free. Governor DeSantis has made Florida the envy of the nation and I want to keep it that way,” Cooley stated.

“Our state’s leaders have led with courage and conservatism throughout this pandemic and the results speak for themselves. Florida is a nationwide leader in economic growth, education innovation, infrastructure investments, and environmental restoration. We can continue this record of results by electing local, conservative leaders who will stay the course in the face of an out-of-control federal government that seeks to undermine Florida’s success on a daily basis. I will be that voice to stand in the breach between hardworking, freedom-loving Floridians and the dysfunction of Washington D.C.,” Cooley concluded.

Dennis Cooley was born in Bradenton. He spent his early years at the Boys & Girls Club and what was then a rural farm in East Bradenton. He attended community college for a year while working for his father’s Professional Employer Organization businesses. Then Dennis enrolled at Coastal Carolina Business School where he graduated in 1994.

Upon returning to Bradenton, Dennis set out to make doing business easier for businesses of all sizes. He developed his first payroll software interface in 2000 which has now processed billions of dollars in payroll transactions. Today, Dennis runs an insurance business that specializes in helping employers navigate the complex employer regulations that burden business owners. Dennis Cooley currently assists hundreds of businesses find success.

Dennis is also active in our community and a member of the local chamber of commerce and serves on their transportation committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Manatee and a member of their alumni board. He serves on the Hundred Club of Manatee County board, a local organization that solely exists to support law enforcement agencies.

Dennis Cooley met his wife 20 years ago but married in 2015. Together they have 4 children all of whom are now adults. He is a pilot that enjoys the freedom and ability to travel for both professional and personal adventures.


Paid by Dennis Cooley, Republican, for State Representative, District 70