Donald Trump will be endorsed by the former Broward GOP chair at his rally in Boca Raton Sunday night.
Richard DeNapoli said he will introduce Trump and the additional speakers. The lineup for speakers hasn’t been finalized yet but DeNapoli said he has heard one speaker is Laura Wilkerson of Texas, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2010.
DeNapoli said he initially supported Jeb Bush for president. But when Bush dropped out after the South Carolina primary, “I officially endorsed and signed up for Donald Trump.”
DeNapoli serves as Trump’s volunteer Fort Lauderdale area director and is on his statewide leadership team. He finished his volunteer post as Broward GOP chair in 2012 when he took a job on the west coast of Florida but still has a home in Hollywood.
Trump will hold a rally at the 6,000-capacity Sunset Cove Amphitheater in a Palm Beach County park in Boca Raton at 6 p.m. Sunday. He will hold a rally at Trump National Doral Monday.
The Trump campaign will pay Palm Beach County $3,500 to rent out the facility, county parks and recreation director Eric Call said.
Law enforcement officials from the Secret Service and Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office met Friday with the Trump campaign to discuss security.
"In their words, they've got it completely covered in the event that anything happens," Call said.
Trump cancelled a Chicago rally Friday after protesters packed the site where he was to speak.