Former Sen. LeMieux and Palm Beach Atlantic to make ‘major announcement’ this morningby Andrew Abramson | December 7th, 2012
Palm Beach Atlantic University and former Sen. George LeMieux will make a “major announcement” this morning at 11 a.m. in the Warren Library. No further information has been made public.
LeMieux, the former Chief of Staff to Gov. Charlie Crist, was appointed to the Senate by Crist in 2009 when Sen. Mel Martinez retired. LeMieux served 16 months in the Senate and agreed not to run for the seat in 2010 so Crist could have a clear path to the Senate. But LeMieux ended up backing Marco Rubio when Crist left the GOP for an independent candidacy.
LeMieux attempted a return to the Senate earlier this year, but dropped out of the race in June and endorsed Connie Mack IV, who lost to Bill Nelson.
Shortly before leaving office in 2010, LeMieux donated his papers from his time in office to Palm Beach Atlantic. Although he didn’t attend the university, LeMieux said at the time he selected Palm Beach Atlantic because “I like the fact that it’s here in South Florida, where I’m from, and I also like the fact that it’s a Christian school that’s trying to teach the whole student.”
LeMieux currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Gunster law firm.