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Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. is the Republican nominee in the 2008 congressional election for the 23rd U.S. Congressional District (map) of Florida. Thorpe has gained the Republican nomination and will challenge the winner of the Democrat primary race between incumbent Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) and Belle Glade Mayor Ray Torres Sanchez. The primary will take place on August 26, 2008 and the General Election is on November 4, 2008.

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Positions, record and controversies

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. Announces P.E.A.C.E. Initiative [1] for CD 23 (FL)

West Palm Beach, Florida 08/01/07 -

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. announces his P.E.A.C.E. initiative for Florida's 23rd Congressional District. Dr. Thorpe states, "The very reasons that have led me to challenge 15-year incumbent Alcee Hastings for the Congressional District 23 (CD 23) seat can be found by better understanding my P.E.A.C.E. initiative." The Thorpe '08 campaign is firmly focused on emancipating the people of CD 23, many of whom presently experience unacceptable poverty and unemployment rates. "Now is the time for my brand of active leadership throughout Congressional District 23," says Dr. Thorpe.

By visiting Thorpe for Congress in 2008 [2] you can view the video of Dr. Thorpe announcing his monumental P.E.A.C.E. initiative. The P.E.A.C.E. initiative is best explained by outlining the letters of Dr. Thorpe's descriptive acronym. "The 'P' stands for Prosperity, the 'E' stands for Education, the 'A' stands for Access, the 'C' stands for Community, and the 'E' stands for Empowerment, explains Dr. Thorpe. Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. encourages you to visit Doc's Box [3] to gain more knowledge about his P.E.A.C.E. initiative.

"Why the people of Congressional District 23 have been subjected to sub-par living standards for the past 15 years is beyond my comprehension. This Congressional District was specifically designed to provide African-American Congressional representation for the people of Palm Beach, Broward, Hendry, Martin, and St. Lucie counties; yet, sub-standard conditions have prevailed for far too long in CD 23," states Dr. Thorpe. The Thorpe '08 campaign directs all interested readers to Congressional District 23 (FL) at a glance [4] to note the fact that Congressional District 23 residents have essentially twice the likelihood of living below the federal poverty level and being unemployed as compared to national percentages posted by the United States Census Bureau.

Dr. Thorpe's P.E.A.C.E. initiative will directly resolve many of the ills facing residents of Congressional District 23 (FL), 55% of whom are African-American. "By initiating and maintaining Economic Empowerment for the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional District, there will be a simultaneous increase in prosperity, an increase in educational achievement, an increase in access to quality health care, and an increase in community standards of living for the people of District 23. 'A New Day, A New Way' is not merely a campaign slogan; but rather, it is a true indication of my determination to ensure a better way of life for people in CD 23."

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. is the right man at the right time as people yearn for positive change in Florida's 23rd Congressional District. Dr. Thorpe encourages you to support his platform by joining the Thorpe '08 team.

Contact Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. for more information about his P.E.A.C.E. initiative in Congressional District 23 (FL). Website: Thorpe for Congress [5]

Email: [6]

Direct line: (202) 657-4362

Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. is a Congressional Candidate for Florida's 23rd District. Dr. Thorpe's candidacy is anchored by the basic tenets of compassion, respect, and honesty. The election of Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. to Congress will signal "A New Day, A New Way!" for the people of Congressional District 23 (FL).



Duke University Bachelor of Science

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Public Health Master of Health Policy and Administration

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine[1]


Chief Medical Officer Agency for Health Care Administration State of Florida

Vice-Chairman Quantum Group Palm Beach County

Chief Medical Officer Syndeos Corporation Celebration, Florida

CEO and Chairman Medical Net Information Management Group Miami, Florida[2]

Public Service

Chairman Medicaid Reform Advocates Coalition State of Florida

Chairman Care Broward Broward County

Chairman Technology Committee Broward County Medical Association

Delegate Florida Medical Association Tallahassee, Florida

Delegate Healthy Florida Foundation State of Florida

Expert On-Air Homeland Security Analyst CBS News Miami, Florida

Founding Member State-Wide HMO Report Card Panel State of Florida[3]

Political Experience

Delegate (Alternate) Republican National Convention New York, New York

Member National Black Republican Association Washington, D.C.

Member Black Republican Caucus Palm Beach County

Member Jerome Gray Republican Club Broward County

Political Director Young Republicans Miami, Florida[4]

2008 elections

Thorpe has gained the Republican nomination to challenge Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[5][6][7]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Marion Thorpe. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

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Committees and affiliations


Thorpe will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Thorpe for Congress
P.O. Box 546017
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(202) 657-4362


Articles and resources

Radio Interview: Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr. kicks-off 2008 Campaign!


Dr. Marion D. Thorpe, Jr., Candidate for Congressional District 23 (Florida), discusses his 2008 race versus Alcee Hastings. Dr. Thorpe outlines the link between Hillary Clinton and Alcee Hastings. Other topics of discussion covered by Dr. Thorpe include the spread of Democracy in Iraq, Health Care reform in the U.S., and the GOP's history.

See also


  1. "Thorpe for Congress Bio," Thorpe for Congress.
  2. "Thorpe for Congress Bio," Thorpe for Congress.
  3. "Thorpe for Congress Bio," Thorpe for Congress.
  4. "Thorpe for Congress Bio," Thorpe for Congress.
  5. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 23rd Congressional District
  6. Official Thorpe for Congress in 2008 website
  7. Ron Mills, "U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar Draws Opposition From 2 Sides," Change In Tallahassee (blog), June 18, 2007.

External resources

External articles