We've been getting a lot of calls requesting information on the Judges running for retention in the First District Court of Appeals. RPOF has given us no direction on these judges and after doing a bit of research (there's not much out there!) I found an article from the Gainesville Sun that might help. It can be found at http://www.gainesville.com/article/20141014/ARTICLES/141019787?Title=Six-appellate-judges-are-up-for-retention. Remember that the Republican Party of Clay County is providing this for informational purposes only and should not be taken as an endorsement of advisement of who to vote for. If you have other resources that you've found helpful, please share them. Thank you.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Rod Swartz, Secretary
Republican Party of Clay County, Florida
WHAT: Candidate Forum
WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Ridgeview High School Cafetorium
466 Madison Avenue,
Orange Park, FL 32065
The Republican Party of Clay County will host a Candidate Forum for all Republican and Non-Party candidates qualified for the 2014 August Primary.
Kent Justice, News Anchor and Political Reporter of WJXT, Channel 4 will moderate the event.
Each candidate will introduce themselves, answer questions submitted by prospective voters in a timed answer format with rebuttal opportunity and closing statement.
This will be the most attended candidate forum of this election cycle. We invite everyone to attend.
Snacks and beverages will be available for a small fee.
Susan Pitman came to our REC Meeting last night and did a terrific presentation of the fallacy of "medical marijuana" and its potential impact on our State should the proposed Constitutional Amendment pass this November. We appreciate her enlightening us! A copy of the presentation can be found on our website's home page. Those wishing to learn more can contact Mrs. Pitman at http://drugfreeduval.org/about/susan-pitman/. Thanks again, Susan!
REC Members can access the Minutes of the meeting on the Members Page.
Our monthly REC Meeting last night included a detailed explanation by Clay County Director of Careers and Technology, Chereese Stewart on the upcoming changes that involve the development of an Academy system within our County's schools.
Thank you for taking your time to share with us and for your service to our community, Chereese!
Join us this coming Monday night when our Clay County legislative delegation of Travis Cummings (pictured left) and Rob Bradley (below) update us on this year's legislative session.
As an extra bonus the Republican Men and Women will be honoring our volunteers with free dinner and desert starting at 6:30p at the outdoor gazebo of the Orange Park Town Hall.
The REC Meeting begins at 7:30p inside the Orange Park Town Hall and we look forward to having you join us and get involved in your local politics.
More details are available at our website www.clayrepublicans.com
Just a quick reminder.
Our upcoming REC Meeting will be this Monday 22 April at the Orange Park Town Hall.
Social gathering begins at 7pm with the meeting starting promptly at 7:30p.
Our speaker will be Blaise Ingolia, Vice Chairman of RPOF and founder of Government Gone Wild.
Hope to see you there and make sure to invite your friends!
A special thanks to our presenters, Dr. Steve Baker from Jacksonville Univ's Political Science Dept and Mr. John Libby from the American Public Dialogue as well as Congressman Ted Yoho all of which did a fantastic job at our 25 March REC Meeting in Orange Park educating and motivating those in attendance.
Invite your friends as they won't want to miss our 22 April REC Meeting when RPOF Vice Chairman Blaise Ingoglia (and founder of Government Gone Wild) will be headlining our program!
Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains taken to bring it to light - George Washington
Dear fellow Republicans,
Great news! Lenny Curry, Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, will also be joining us for our dinner on March 27th with Florida Governor Rick Scott! Chairman Curry will speak about his experience working with Gov. Scott and why it is vital that we ensure his reelection.
We need your support to make this event a success! Please buy your tickets today as our deadline to report our head count to the Marriott at Sawgrass is rapidly approaching. Go to www.sjgop.org and click on the Lincoln Reagan dinner banner ad to be directed to a secure ticket purchasing site.
I look forward to seeing you on March 27th at the Marriott at Sawgrass!
Chairman, Republican Party of St. John's County President, Republican Club of Ponte Vedra
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We want to again show our appreciation for RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry coming to our Clay County REC Meeting tonight and sharing his insights into the future of the Republican Party. Members were able to ask questions and Lenny was direct and up-front in giving answers.
Thanks for your your time and straight-forwardness!
ORANGE PARK, FL- The Republican Party of Clay County (REC) re-elects Leslie Dougher, Chairman, Steve Boccieri,, Treasurer and Rod Swartz, Secretary at its bi-annual Executive Board Elections Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Orange Park Town Hall.
“All three of these individuals have proved to be outstanding board members. The strength of and partnership with the Clay County REC is tantamount to the unprecedented 73% Republican voter turn-out in the general election. We are happy to have them continue in this capacity,” says Judith Chapple, Clay County’s RPOF Victory Office Field Director.
Joining the board in the position of Vice Chairman is Curtis McClees. McClees is a local business owner and has been a member of the REC for more than twenty years. He has served the Republican Party and the local community for decades.
Steve Boccieri has served as the party’s Treasurer for eight years. Boccieri owns an accounting firm and has served as a Board Member of the Clay County Fair. Boccieri has tried to pass the baton many times, but the members know the intricacies of the financial reporting during campaign season and adherence to campaign finance laws, makes him too valuable to let go. His accounting skills are deeply appreciated.
Rod Swartz is serving his second term as the party’s Secretary. Swartz is highly skilled in the new technology of communications. “He has really brought us into the 21st century and continues to look for ways for us to expand our reach through better messaging”, says Dougher. Swartz is a financial professional and Regional Vice President with Primerica.
"I'm honored the Committee has allowed me to serve another term. We have one of the strongest conservative Republican Executive Committees in the state," says Dougher. "I'm confident we will continue to maintain a heavy Republican turnout in 2014 for Governor's Scott’s reelection."
"I made my decision to run for another term knowing that we have some heavy lifting to do in the New Year. We had a polarizing primary and general election within our local party, but now that the elections are over, it is imperative that we put come together and focus on the future of our country."
“I look forward to working with this very accomplished board and the members of Clay County's Grand Old Party for another term. It is our goal to continue to be a role model for the rest of the state. We believe the country would be better off had it followed Clay County’s lead,” Dougher said.