Matt Silbernagel today announced his candidacy for House District 32, currently held by Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who has announced he will run for Congress rather than re-election to the Florida House. Silbernagel is a life-long resident of the region and is a practicing attorney, defending property owners in eminent domain proceedings to ensure they receive just compensation and the full protection of the law. He currently serves on the Lake-Sumter MPO Community Advisory Committee and is the Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Eminent Domain.
“To date, District 32 has had a fighter willing to stand against the establishment and protect our constitutional rights,” said candidate Matt Silbernagel. “But now we will need a strong voice to carry on the fight. I am committed to smaller government, individual freedom, and prosperity for our working families. My priority will be to roll back heavy-handed government at the federal and state levels with regulatory reform, tax reform, and protection for our quality of life.”
Silbernagel, a native Floridian, is a life-long registered Republican who began volunteering in state and national campaigns as a teenager. Along with his three younger siblings, he spent his formative years being homeschooled, participating in his local church, and developing his interest in law and politics through internships and page programs. After dual-enrolling in high school, Silbernagel graduated from the University of Florida and became a practicing attorney by the age of 23. He lives in southeastern Lake County with his wife and two daughters.
District 32 contains the southern portion of Lake County, including Leesburg, Howey-in-the-Hills, Astatula, Mascotte, Groveland, Minneola, Montverde, and Clermont.