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About Thomas Chalifoux, GOP Candidate for FL’s 9th Congressional District

Colonel Thomas Chalifoux is a highly decorated veteran of the United States military, with 30+ years of distinguished service to our nation and Her defense. Throughout his illustrious military career, he displayed exemplary leadership, strong strategic planning capabilities and successful completion of various tasks and duties; evident by having earned 29 service medals, military decorations and badges. Indeed, Thomas’ many accolades are testaments to his integrity, service, professionalism, and commitment to excellence.

Florida Ninth District Congressional candidate Thomas Chalifoux‘s success and patriotism as a proud, conservative Republican, MAGA-supporting American has, in fact, covered 40 years of demonstrated exceptional leadership and entrepreneurial spirit; having started and developed several small businesses (SMBs) into multimillion-dollar enterprises. Colonel Chalifoux’s expertise extends across a wide spectrum of sectors — including construction, commercial real estate development, property management, self-storage facilities, restaurants, water and sewer utilities, health clubs and ranching. Through strategic vision and meticulous execution, Thomas has navigated the complexities of each industry, identifying opportunities for growth and innovation. Throughout his professional journey, Thomas has prioritized the growth, fiscal responsibility and prosperity of both his businesses and the communities they serve. Drawing upon his strong background and expertise, Colonel Chalifoux has dedicated his professional life to creating opportunities, employing thousands of people and investing in communities. His commitment to excellence and integrity has not only driven the success of his enterprises; but has also contributed to the betterment of the lives of everyone he encounters.

With a deep-rooted commitment to public service and community engagement, Colonel Chalifoux has had the honor of holding various elected and appointed positions throughout his career. As an elected Osceola County School Board Member from 2000 to 2008, Colonel Chalifoux dedicated himself to advocating for quality education and student success. In addition to Colonel Chalifoux’s role on the school board, he has proudly served as the Osceola County Republican State Committeeman from 2000 to 2004, representing the values and interests of our party at the state level. Colonel Chalifoux’s commitment to civic duty extends beyond elected office. Additionally, Colonel Chalifoux was appointed to the Kissimmee Board of Adjustment in 1978 and served as Chairman for an impressive 15-year tenure until 2000, contributing to fair and equitable decision-making in local governance.

Colonel Thomas Chalifox provided leadership and expertise as Chairman of the Osceola County School District Vocational Advisory Board for five years, working to enhance vocational education opportunities for students and preparing them for success in the workforce. 

Colonel Chalifoux began his academic journey at the University of Louisiana in Monroe, Louisiana, where Colonel Chalifoux earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from 1967 to 1971. Building upon his undergraduate studies, Colonel Chalifoux pursued further education at Western New England College in Springfield, MA, enrolling in the MBA program from 1971 to 1972. Seeking to deepen his expertise in business management, Colonel Chalifoux continued his MBA studies at Columbus College in Columbus, Georgia, from 1974 to 1975. Colonel Chalifoux furthered his education at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where Colonel Chalifoux obtained a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from 1976 to 1977. Colonel Chalifoux embarked on doctoral studies at LaSalle University in Mandeville, Louisiana, as a Ph.D. candidate in Human Resources Management, dedicating himself to rigorous research and academic inquiry from 1994 to 1997. Continuing his commitment to academic excellence and professional development, Colonel Chalifoux pursued an Ed.D. at Nova University in Florida, specializing in Education. From 2006 to 2008, Colonel Chalifoux engaged in advanced studies and research aimed at enhancing educational practices and contributing to the field of education.

Colonel Chalifoux is a Distinguished Life Member of the All-American Airborne Association, embodying the values of courage and camaraderie. As a Life Member of the Special Forces Association, Colonel Chalifoux exemplifies the highest standards of service and dedication to elite military units. Additionally, his lifelong commitment to the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a Life Member underscores his unwavering support for Second Amendment rights and responsible gun ownership. Through his memberships, Colonel Chalifoux demonstrates a steadfast dedication to principles of honor, integrity and patriotism. Have more questions about congressional candidate Chalifoux? Then contact him and submit your inquiry via the online email form.