Podcast: U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox visits Pensacola

Todd Wilcox is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Who is Todd Wilcox? This is what he said on “Pensacola Speaks” yesterday:

I grew in Florida. I was one of six kids from a very poor family raised in South Tampa by a single mother, attended the University of Tampa on a ROTC scholarship. When I graduated 1989 I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, regular army. Went on to serve as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Desert Storm with 101st Airborne Division and then I transferred to special forces. After I earned my green beret I commanded a special force A-team in Okinawa in a counter terrorism role.

In ’97, I resigned my commission and joined the CIA and served in the Middle East during the run up and during the global war on terrorism. And saw combat a second time as a CIA paramilitary officer in the Middle East. Last assignment was with the FBI joint terrorism task force in Orlando, Florida’s supreme counter terrorism investigations.

In 2006, I resigned from government service and the started the first of three very successful businesses and was recently recognized by Ernst and Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

I grew those businesses and created over 600 jobs here in Florida and throughout the nation and have now focused my next evolutionary step of service to the country on running for the United States Senate. On the 1st of July, I resigned as CEO and I declared my candidacy on the 4th of July. Now I am campaigning actively throughout the state of Florida.