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Moving into the realm of 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 & Director of Administration for the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office (Disclaimer: Ron operates Politics1 entirely independently of his work with the BCPA office). 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 in the mid-1980s, Ron served as a legislative assistant in two Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. 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 five more elections since then, 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 worked as a professional campaign consultant for 20 years in over 125 campaigns ranging from municipal races through Congressional campaigns. His innovative and often humorous campaign ads have been featured on NBC's Today Show, CNN's Headline News and in numerous print articles. Selected by the US Secretary of Defense, Ron spent nine days participating in DOD's prestigious JCOC program in 2001. Ron volunteered In January 2004 in New Hampshire as a Howard Dean campaign GOTV ward captain in Concord -- and first suggested the idea of Dean serving as DNC Chair on this site in Spring 2004. Ron is also active in numerous civic and progressive organizations. Originally from New England, Ron has lived in South Florida for most of his life. He and his partner Dana currently reside in Fort Lauderdale.
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