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
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.
For immediate release: October 2nd, 2012
I would like to respectfully challenge you to a public debate, before this November’s election, with a format and location of your choice. This would be an opportunity for you to defend your record in light of the conditions in Congressional District 5 after 20 years of your leadership. It would also give you the chance to explain your support of homosexual marriage when the overwhelming majority of your constituents are against it.
In addition to the above, you could address what you find insulting in my statement that you are a member of the Socialist Party of America and the Congressional Progressive Caucus, (Progressive=Socialist=Communist). The Communist Party of America has already publicly stated that the Congressional Progressive Caucus are their allies. Your membership in these groups is a matter of public record.
I hope we can agree that the people deserve to know the truth about where their representatives stand. By accepting this challenge, you will show that you respect the people’s right to know the facts and are not trying to hide the truth from those you claim to represent.
For immediate release: September 25th, 2012
Candidate LeAnne Kolb To Speak at Town Hall Meeting
On Thursday, September 27th, 2012, a Town Hall Meeting will be held at Jacksonville University in the Gooding Auditorium in which issues affecting the Latino community will be addressed by a forum of candidates running for office in the up-coming election. LeAnne Kolb, candidate for the 5th Congressional District will speak as well as her opponent, 20 year incumbent Congresswoman Corrine Brown, followed by a Q & A session from the audience.
Opening remarks will be offered by Jacksonville Political Science Professor, Dr. Steven Baker who will address higher education problems Latino students face and the challenges of securing good paying jobs after graduation. Will Torres, VP of LULAC will comment on issues affecting the Hispanic community such as economic empowerment, public services for Latinos, and common misconceptions of the Hispanic community. Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, will discuss the importance of voting, the impact of Latino and students on the voting process and new Amendments on the ballot.
As a successful businesswoman and community servant for over 13 years in the Jacksonville area, LeAnne will share her heart for improving the economic conditions for all graduates and her plans to foster job growth through tax incentives, deregulation, and the elimination of wasteful, unethical government spending. Please make plans to attend what promises to be an exciting and informative event this Thursday at 7:00 PM at Jacksonville University.