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Joel Greenberg, the silver-spoon trust fund heir to Greenberg Dental is running for office, here is what you need to know.

 

By Jacob Engels

 

An open spot in the Seminole County Republican Executive Committee leadership has a new entry, Greenberg Dental heir, Joel Greenberg. He began his campaign earlier this month, being the second person to enter the race

 

Tech entrepreneur Jesse Phillips, a longtime Seminole GOP leader has snagged widespread activists and structural support, filed a few months ago.

 

Phillips, a Secretary of the Seminole GOP and campaign manager for Bob Cortes' successful state house campaign, also runs a well-respected IT firm.

 

Information uncovered by the East Orlando Post shows that while Phillips has a "near perfect" voting record since registering at 18, Greenberg rarely votes and hasn't materialized at party meetings "in eons" according to a veteran GOP volunteer. But Mr. Greenberg's campaign material suggests that he is an "active" member of the community.

 

We're not sure how Mr. Greenberg would describe or define "active"...but I wonder if it would include not performing important civic duties like voting?

 

Mr. Greenberg's campaign materials also aim to position him as a seasoned CEO, though our research reflects that Joel Greenberg's business ventures were interesting... to say the least. One of his earlier entrepreneurial escapades was a "dirty sports talk show" that was described by one former listener as a "less intelligent Howard Stern with horrendously bad sports commentary."

 

The show, which was called "The Joel Greenberg Radio Show" was short lived and included bits that objectified women as "human remote controllers", "explorations" of the female body, and other low-rent humor, ended after 6 months in 2012.

 

Following the cancellation of "The Joel Greenberg Show" he would send focus to DG3 Media, his media firm that was reported to have a surprise 4,000% growth rate before a quick sale that lead to almost every employees termination in 2015 according to the Orlando Sentinel.

 

After Greenberg's "wildly successful" work at DG3 media, he would found JMG Ventures, which seems to have almost identical interests.

 

An accountant told us that Mr. Greenberg's last year growth and quick sale of DG3 was not initially suspect, but the fact that almost every employee was terminated after the sale was "troubling."

 

"If the company was such a successful operation, why was everyone let go after the new owner took over? What intellectual property switched hands if any?

 

It just seems very odd that someone would spend so much to purchase something and just summarily shut it down before recouping their investment."

 

A search of political donations revealed a likely reason behind Greenberg's run for State Committeeman, as records show his family heavily invested in disgraced former Soil & Water Supervisor Scott Sturgill.

 

Mr. Sturgill ran a bizarre campaign for state house against Bob Cortes in the Republican primary that included insulting Governor Rick Scott on tape and being exposed as a fraud by his former business partner. Sturgill campaign officials were also spotted regularly at Rachel's, a popular strip club/steakhouse.

 

Records reveal that Sturgill and the Greenberg family were close, as the Greenberg clan donated thousands of dollars to Sturgill.

 

Although there are no contributions showing from Joel Greenberg, a Susan Greenberg at his same address did contribute $1,000 to Scott Sturgill. There is also a $1,000 contribution check from DG3 Media Group.

 

There was also reportedly a payment issued from Scott Sturgill to DG3 Media for $1,000 as an advertising expense in the termination report after the campaign in October.

 

So, now that we know Joel Greenberg and Scott Sturgil are connected, it becomes crystal clear why he is running for State Committeeman. He is doing Scott Sturgill's bidding. Sturgill, who was recently unsuccessful in being named to the Judicial Nominating Commission, knows that he has burned one too many bridges with Republican voters to make a run for Committeeman himself, so he has convinced his friend Greenberg to do so.

 

Message to Republican voters in Seminole County... entrust your vote to someone who actually has a history of involvement in your local party and someone who actually shows up to vote and participate in your community.

 

And Joel Greenberg, the foul-mouthed trust-fund brat is not that person.

 

 

Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at [email protected]

 

 

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