“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.