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The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — Dane Eagle

By Staff | Feb 14, 2020

Dane Eagle

Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community — public sector, private sector, or non-profit — asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.


Name: Dane Eagle

Position: State Representative and House Majority Leader

Company or organization: Florida House of Representatives

Industry: Government

Contact information: Office: 239-772-1291; Dane.Eagle@


Address: 1039 S.E. 9th Place, #310, Cape Coral, FL 33990

Your business at a glance:

What you do: As the Majority Leader of the Florida House, I am responsible for leading the 73 members of the Republican Caucus and ushering conservative legislation to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.

Unique niche: Cat herding, or at least I think I’d be well equipped for it after this.

Bragging rights: Last year Gov. Ron DeSantis led a ban on sanctuary cities in Florida. I was responsible for ensuring its passage in the House, and due to negotiations with the Senate, we had to pass it off the House floor three times within two weeks — the last and final time was around 2 a.m. after many hours of debate. Sanctuary cities are now banned in Florida, and our streets are safer for it.

Where you see your business in five years: In the United States Congress, if the voters will have me!

About you:

Describe yourself in one word: Tenacious.

Hero, role model or mentor: My late grandfather, Hugh Madigan — World War II veteran, a man of family and faith, and the embodiment of the Greatest Generation.

Person you’d most like to meet: President Trump (again).

Book that changed your life: “Theodore Rex.” Whatever Teddy Roosevelt envisioned, he achieved.

Best business advice you’ve ever received: Stay humble, hungry and honest.

Biggest risk you ever taken: Running for the Florida House as a 28-year-old “kid” back in 2012.

Personal passion: Helping others succeed.

Guilty pleasure: Crossfit.