His Growth

Education: BA in Speech Communications at the University of Maryland (1993)

 

Experience:

 

2014 & 2016        Republican Nominee against Debbie Wasserman Schultz for US Congress, Florida CD23

-              Endorsed by Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Mark Levin, Niger Innis, Roger Noriega, Joyce Kaufman, Jackie Mason and many others

 

2003 – 2018         Writer/Lecturer for David Horowitz Freedom Center

-              Write articles for FrontPage Magazine. Subjects mostly deal with US groups and individuals associated with terrorism, such as CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS and various radical mosques. I have also written extensively against white supremacist groups. My information, including proof of financial ties to terrorist organizations, has been cited on numerous occasions in DHS and various national security reports.

-              Lecture at numerous prominent universities, including a keynote address at UCLA about the dangers of Islamic Supremacism and US military involvement overseas, including the problems regarding the War in Iraq

 

2011 – 2018         Writer/Researcher for Middle East Forum

-              Spoke at MEF conference in DC about the threat of Islamist Lawfare

-              Through my work, was able to expose terror support networks as well as politicians who associate with those linked to terror, including US Congressman Keith Ellison

 

2016 – 2017         Researcher for Center for Security Policy                             

-              Worked on nine-month project to map Islamist structures throughout entire state of Florida, including an accounting of each entity’s leadership

 

2015       Researcher for IPT Executive Director Steve Emerson’s SAE Productions

 

2012       Appointed representative of Friends for Israel, promoting Israel’s Declaration of Independence

-      Was signatory to group’s reconfirmation project, the ceremony of which took place in Israel’s Knesset. The original project (1987) had signatories including Presidents Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter; Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres and Yizhak Rabin; and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

 

2010                       Author of Terrorism Chart for then-Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum         

-              At the behest of then-Attorney General of Florida Bill McCollum, created a terrorism chart detailing the connections of various US Islamist groups to the Muslim Brotherhood

-              At the behest of AG McCollum, created an education project based on and using the chart to teach law enforcement and government officials about the groups found on the chart

-              Chart was used by US Representative Peter King’s office, during Representative King’s Congressional hearing on Radical Islam

 

2006 – 2009         Co-Founder and Spokesman for the Terror-Free Oil Initiative

-              Educated the public on the importance of American energy independence and the problem with continuing US dependence on fuel from unfriendly nations

-              Created the first Terror-Free Oil gas station in Omaha, Nebraska

 

2005 – 2007         Special Assistant to lead attorney Larry Klayman at Klayman Law Firm

-              Wrote all affidavits and FOIAs; participated in high profile cases, including representing all Cubans who were gassed outside of Elian Gonzalez’ US home by Clinton Administration and representing the family of Terri Schiavo

 

1999 – 2003         Editor/Political Writer for Israpost (aka Jewish Israeli Magazine)

-              In August 2001, exactly one month prior to 9/11, I predicted the attacks in an article I had written, stating:  “I daresay, the [1993] World Trade Center bombing was no aberration. Sadly, though, it will take at least another tragedy, such as that one (G-d forbid), to make people begin to see reality…”

 

1998 – 2016         Chairman of ENERSEC USA

-              Educating the public on issues concerning National Security and American Energy Independence through speeches, conferences, writings and rallies

 

Additional Experience:

-              Have been a guest on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS and C-SPAN

-              Co-founded Florida chapter of Republican Jewish Coalition

-              Wrote for National Review

-              Wrote for Jeb Bush’s magazine, Impact

-              Broward Co-Chairman of Steve Forbes for President campaign

-              Award-winning Editor of Broward Special Olympics newsletter

-              Assistant Producer for G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show

-              Radio Talk Show Host of Politics of Terrorism show

-              While at University of Maryland, junior lobbyist for AIPAC

-              While at University of Maryland, co-chairman of campus Israeli Independence Day

-              Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity

-              Married to Emily, who is a Spanish and Hebrew teacher originally from Peru

 

Joe Kaufman Family

Joe Kaufman was born in Detroit Michigan and raised by his grandparents in Westchester County, New York. Upon learning that his grandmother had fallen gravely ill, Joe put his promising radio career on hold to move to South Florida to tend to her. He became well educated to the challenges of the elderly and the difficulties of Medicare and old age.

 

Then another life-changing event took place, 9/11, 2001- the attack on the World Trade Center. Joe was fundamentally changed by the event, vowing to dedicate his life to fighting terrorism. He co-founded Americans Against Hate, a not-for-profit dedicated to fighting bigotry and terrorism. He worked with the FBI, Homeland Security and Department of Defense to identify, route out and imprison terrorists active worldwide with a focus on protecting America. He has done so heroically for the past 13 years with devastating results to certain individuals and organizations threatening the American people.

 

Joe received his formal education at the University of Maryland in Communications and quickly became the assistant producer of the G. Gordon Liddy radio show. He became active in the Republican Party while at the University and was a junior lobbyist for AIPAC. He further expanded his influence in Republican politics while in South Florida, including co-founding the Republican Jewish Coalition in Florida; serving as Vice President and Treasurer of the Broward County Young Republicans; writing for Jeb Bush’s publication, Impact; and serving as Broward Co-Chair of the Steve Forbes for President campaign.

 

Joe was, as well, a four-year committeeman for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and he worked as Special Assistant to Attorney Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch. He assisted Klayman on high profile cases, such as fighting against the return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba and fighting for the protection of the life of Terry Schiavo.

 

Joe also co-founded the Terror-Free Oil Initiative (TFOI), which pushed for energy independence for America and encouraged the purchase of oil from friendly producing nations, as opposed to funding enemies of the U.S. This helped Joe develop an in-depth understanding of American energy challenges and the proper solutions to our energy needs.

 

In January 2012, Joe was invited to be a signatory to the 25th-anniversary reconfirmation project of Friends for Israel, a group that promotes Israel’s Declaration of Independence. This was a huge honor, as previous signatories included: Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon, and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

 

Joe is uniquely qualified to serve District 23 in Congress. As an active member of the Jewish community, he understands the needs and desires of the large Jewish constituency in the district. And as the husband and father of Latin-Americans, he has a deep and compassionate understanding of the large Hispanic population of the district. His appeal to independents is rooted in his commitment to putting America first, ahead of Party or self-interest. He is a proven patriot who wants to serve his nation and its people with honesty and integrity.

 

Joe’s wife, Emily, grew up in Lima, Peru and lived in Israel for a number of years. She teaches Spanish and Hebrew for schools in Broward and Miami-Dade. The two have a baby daughter, Ruth, named after Joe’s beloved grandmother.