Alex Constantine - June 10, 2009
FOX NEWS' Ultra-Con Pundit & Convicted Felon Doug Guetzloe
In four steps:
1) David Abrami, shot dead by Young Republican Robert Drake, formerly worked with Doug Guetzloe
2) Guetzloe extortion plot
3) Guetzloe biography
4) Guetzloe sentenced to prison/Mel Sembler & Mark Foley ties
" ... All three men died in Gonzalez's Union Park home last Tuesday but the bodies were not discovered until Thursday.
"Gonzalez, 39, the president of Strategum Group and a former head of the Republican Party in Georgia, was buried Monday in Miami.
"Abrami, 36, an attorney who previously worked with Orlando political consultant DOUG GUETZLOE, had a room in Gonzalez's house on Hickory Oak Boulevard. The plans for his burial could not be learned Monday."
Doug Guetzloe Under Fire For Alleged "Extortion"
October 13, 2006
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Political consultant Doug Guetzloe was under more fire Friday. Eyewitness News has new information on how he allegedly tried to get Orange County schools to pay him, "or else," while the Orlando Magic coughed up $200,000 to keep him from opposing a new arena.
Investigators were not limiting their probe to political consultant Guetzloe. The school district attorney said "Ax the Tax" leader Doug Guetzloe offered himself as a hired gun to the district when it was pushing a sales tax hike for new school construction.
The school district's attorney said the implied threat was that if political consultant Guetzloe was not hired that he would fight the tax hike. The school district said it didn't bite and never hired Guetzloe.
The Orlando Magic admitted to paying Guetzloe a total of $200,000 in 2001 and in 2006. Both occasions were supposed to stop him from fighting against a new arena. Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty is a supporter of building a new arena, but was disappointed that Guetzloe was paid off to hush up.
“We cannot be a top-tiered community if we're going to have a reputation, along with some other challenges we have, that you have to have anybody paid to get decisions made,” Crotty said.
Former Orlando Magic executive Bob Poe was so concerned after he heard about the first payment the Magic made to Guetzloe that he reported an accusation of extortion to the State Attorney's Office.
Friday, the Orlando Magic said that their attorney, Hal Kantor, had said if the Magic didn't hire Guetzloe, opponents of a new arena would.
State Attorney's Office investigators said they were reviewing all the players in the transactions to see what their motives might have been and whether there was anything illegal involved.
“How deep is this? Are there are other things to be disclosed that we don't know about,” Crotty asked.
Kantor and his law firm, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor and Reed would not speak to Eyewitness News.
Guetzloe denied the accusations of election law violations, campaign finance violations and of extortion that he is under investigation for.
Doug Guetzloe Bio
750 South Orlando Avenue, Suite 202
Winter Park, FL 32789
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, 1978 Student Body President, 1978 Student Body Vice President, 1977 Student Senator, 1975-1976
St. Petersburg Junior College, Associate of Arts, 1975
Student Body President, 1974-1975
Student Body Secretary, 1973-1974
Student Senator, 1973-1974
1984-Present President of Advantage Consultants, a public relations, governmental relations and marketing firm, Orlando.
1981-1984 Director, Florida Medical Association, East Central Florida Office, Winter Park. Coordinated FMA legislative, lobbying and political action activities in a 15 county area.
1979-1981 Public Relations and Legislative Director, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, Orlando. Coordinated statewide public relations, political and legislative activities for growers.
1996-present Host, The Guetzloe Report, a syndicated radio talk show heard on Fox News Radio WAMT AM 1190 Talk radio - weekdays from 11:00 a.m.- Noon /ESPN 1080 Every Sunday 6-7 a.m.
Florida Public Relations Association
Vice President & Board of Directors
International Association of Business Communicators
Vice President & Board of Directors
Central Florida Society of Association Executives
Treasurer, Secretary & Board of Directors
American Association of Political Consultants
Orlando Press Club
Central Florida Radio Talk Show Hosts
Ax the Tax, Founder and Chairman. Since 1982, Ax the Tax has successfully led thirteen (13) anti-tax efforts that have resulted in a savings to taxpayers of over $10.5 billion in taxes.
Republican nominee, Florida Senate (1986) – received 48% of the vote against incumbent Democrat State Senator George Stuart. Stuart never won another election.
Central Florida Young Republican Club, Founder and President. The CFYR club was the largest YR club in Florida (4th largest in the nation) within months of being established. With over 600 active members, the CFYR club became a political force with Central Florida with many current elected Republican officials coming from its ranks. The most notable CFYR alumni are former Florida House Speaker & Congressman Tom Feeney and Former House Speaker, State Sen. Dan Webster. The Young Republican National Federation named CFYR the “Most Outstanding Club in the Nation,” two years after Guetzloe founded the organization.
Orange County Republican Executive Committee – elected 1980, re-elected in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004.
Florida Federation of Young Republicans, Region III Chairman 1980-81, FFYR National Committeeman, elected 1983, re-elected 1984. FFYR Executive Committee member 1980-86.
Florida College Republican Federation, Vice Chairman 1973, Chairman, 1974.
Legislative & Governmental Activities
Florida Senate Staff, 1976 Administrative Assistant, Curt Kiser, 1977 Legislative Intern, 1978 Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, 1979-1981 Florida Medical Association, 1981-1983 Florida Veterinary Medical Association, 1984-1985 American Senior Citizen Alliance, 1993 – 1994 National Mortgage Investors Institute, 1993 – 1994 The Watson Group, 1995 Organized Fishermen of Florida, 1993 – 1994 Attorneys’ Bar Association, 1994 Save Our State, 1996 – 1997 Ax the Tax Committee, 1996 – 1998 The Open University, 1995, 1996, 1997 Motorola, 1997 – 1998, 2001 - Present Cherry, Bekeart & Holland – 2001 The Gathering/USA – 2003 – 2005 Sheridan House, Inc – 2003 – 2005 Family First, Inc. – 2003 - 2004
Sons of the American Revolution, Central Florida Chapter
Vice President, 1983, President, 1984, Public Relations Chair 2001 - 2002
Orlando Opera Company Board of Directors, 1985-1987
Channel 24/FM 90 Board of Directors, 1980-1982
Orange County Community Action Board - Board of Directors, 1981-1982
ADDitions Volunteer - Orange County Public Schools 1981-1986
Junior Achievement - Business Consultant, 1981-1982
Chapel Leader - The Christ School, 1998 – present
Delaney Park Little League - Assistant Coach, 1996-1999
The Christ School Lion’s Den Boosters - Vice President, Membership, 2001 Boy Scouts of America - Assistant Den Leader, Cub Scouts, Troop 24, First Presbyterian Church Awards & Honors
Outstanding Young Men in America
Who’s Who in Politics
Personalities of the South
Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities
Who’s Who in the South & Southwest
Who’s Who in the World
Who’s Who in the Twentieth Century
Directory of Distinguished Americans
International Youth in Achievement
Community Leaders of America
Outstanding Service Chairman’s Award, Orange County Republican Executive Committee, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Top Ten Young Republicans in Florida, 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984 Outstanding Republican in Orange County - MJ Moss Award
Orange County Republican Executive Committee - 1990
Jeanie Austin Membership Award, Heart of Orange Republican Club, 1983
Outstanding Service Award -1990 & 1992
Orange County Republican Executive Committee
Congressional Quarterly, Guest speaker, Campaign & Elections National Symposium, Washington, D.C., March 1998
National Direct Democracy Conference, Guest Speaker, The Center for Governmental Studies, University of Virginia, June 2000
'100 Most Influential Central Floridians” Orlando Business Journal, 2000 Founders Award - Ax the Tax - Presented by Florida House Speaker Tom Feeney and Florida Senator Dan Webster, October 2000
Named "Citizen Diplomat," The International Council of Central Florida, 2001
Member, White Historical Association - 2003-present
Leadership Institute Consultant Governmental Appointments Co-Chairman, Superintendent’s Accountability & Responsibility Advisory Board, Orange County Public Schools - 2001 - 2002
Florida Study Committee on Public Records - 2002 – 2003
Office of the Governor. Appointed by Florida House Speaker Tom Feeney
Member, Mayor’s Transition & Management Team – 2003 Appointed by Mayor Buddy Dyer
Commissioner, Florida Film & Entertainment Advisory Council, 2003-2004. Appointed by Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd
Host of The Guetzloe Report, a radio talk show heard on WAMT 1190 AM, The Fox News Station – Monday – Friday 11:00am – Noon and ESPN 1080 AM every Sunday from 6-7 a.m.
Appeared on Fox News Hannity & Colmes Show October 14, 2005
Frequent guest on WKMG TV 6, Flashpoint with weekday anchor Lauren Rowe.
Panelist for WMFE Channel 24 "Opinion Street"
Guest for WMFE FM 90 "On The Line"
Born in Tampa, Florida on June 15, 1954. Fourth generation Floridian. Married with three children. The Guetzloe's are members of the First Presbyterian Church in Orlando.
Now for the news on Mark Foley
Mark Foley's partner in crime at Drug Free America, Doug Guetzloe,
sentenced to prison. Guetzloe worked for Mel Sembler and the neocons
of AIPAC for a total of 30 odd years. Message to Melvin Sembler:
You're NEXT.....Don't think about going anywhere! You and AIPAC
have abused your last school program and caused your last rigged