Bill Posey Helps Cook Up Some Pollo Marengo


U.S. Representative Bill Posey rolls up his sleeves to help Lori cook up some Pollo Marengo while including “political food for thought.” Topics discussed range from how Bill got started in politics and the impact it has had on his family, and what Activity Based Total Accountability means. Bill also discusses the space program and its importance to not just the Space Coast but to the world.

Pollo Marengo

4 chicken legs with thigh meat
1 lb. Roma tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1/3 cup sliced green olives
1/3 cup roasted red peppers
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 325°. Salt and pepper chicken. Heat skillet with about 1 tbsp of oil until shimmering. Carefully place chicken shin side down in pan, until browned but not done. Remove from pan, set aside. Put 2 tsp. oil in pan and reheat till shimmering. Put onions in pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost browned. Add garlic.

While the onions are cooking, heat a large pot of water. With a knife, make an X on the bottom of each tomato. When water begins to boil, place tomatoes in water. After 10-20 seconds, tomatoes will float, immediately remove from water. Skin will peel off. Discard skin and chop tomatoes.

When onions have browned, add the wine. Cook, stirring until almost evaporated. Add broth, tomatoes, and olives. Cook for approx. 5-10 min until heated through. Add chicken back to pan, and cover with foil. Place in oven and cook 40-50 minutes more or until chicken is done. Serve over rice.

Bill Posey, U.S. Representative, Florida’s 15th Congressional District

William J. “Bill” Posey is the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 15th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. He formerly served in the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives.

The Posey Family
Bill has been married to his high school sweetheart Katie for 41 years and together they have two grown daughters, Pam and Cathi, and 3 grandchildren.

Professional Experience of Bill Posey

  • President, Posey and Company, 1974-present
  • Claims Adjuster, Crawford & Company/Gay and Taylor, 1970-1974
  • Quality Control, McDonnel Douglas Astronautics, 1966-1969
  • Former Employee, Kennedy Space Center

Current Legislative Committees

  • Financial Services, Member
  • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, Member
  • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services), Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

  • Member, Constitutional Transition Task Force, 1998-2000
  • Member, Rockledge Business and Industrial Development Committee, 1986-1992
  • Member, Rockledge Planning Commission, 1974-1976
  • Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on Education Governance
  • Member, Chinese Drywall Caucus
  • Director, Florida Space Authority
  • Director, Florida Space Finance Corporation
  • Member, Governor’s Task Force on Workman’s Compensation
  • Member, House Republican Study Committee

Community Service of Bill Posey

  • President, Cape Kennedy Area Board of Realtors, 1985
  • President, United Methodist Men, 1977
  • Member, Academic Club
  • Member, Civilian-Military Relations Council
  • Member, County Mental Health Association
  • Director, Florida Association of Realtors
  • Member, High School Advisory Committee
  • President, Kiwanis Club of Rockledge
  • Member, Middle School Advisory Committee
  • President, Space Coast Association of Realtors
  • Board Member, Spaceport Florida Authority
  • Trustee, United Methodist Church
  • Member, Vocational Advisory Committee
  • Quarterback Club (12th Man Award)
  • Elementary School PTA & Advisory Committees
  • Civic Association (LPCA President)
  • Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100
  • County School Board Instructional Materials Committee
  • Community College Better Government Study Committee
  • County Volunteer Deputy Registrar
  • Department of Education County Relations Advisory Committee
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful
  • American Cancer Society (director)
  • Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (Chairman)
  • Methodist Youth Fellowship (leader)
  • United Methodist Men (President)
  • Miss Softball (coach) and Little League (coach)
  • Financial sponsor of over 100 teams, leagues & other youth programs

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