Thanks for your your time and straight-forwardness!
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Governor Scott and US Senate Candidate Connie Mack along with RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry visited the Clay County Elections Headquarters / Romney Victory Office today to acknowledge the efforts of countless volunteers over the last many months to secure Republican victories in the upcoming elections.
With a little over 100 hours left before election day, Clay County early voting has broken records in turn out each day of early voting. "With 62.7% of Republicans so far turning out to vote, this is the highest percentage of turn-out we have ever seen," says Leslie Dougher, Chairman of the Republican Party of Clay County.
"People are fed up and want a true change in their leadership with a proven businessman that can turn our county around economically like Mitt Romney did with the Utah Olympics, Staples, Sports Authority, as well as erasing Massachusetts' multi-billion dollar debit with bi-partisan support. Additionally, people are tired of the false attacks and are extremely motivated to get out and vote for Romney's positive message."
Chairman, Clay Republican Party
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.
After a long wait, they are here! For a donation of $5 each you can take all that you can fit in your vehicle! Don't forget to pick up your Romney/Ryan T-shirts, Hats, Buttons, and more!
We also have free signs for local candidates available.
Office hours are 9a-9p M-Sat and Sun 12-6p. All proceeds go towards running the Romney Victory Headquarters and are not tax deductible. www.clayrepublicans.com
We've done the home-work to make voting in this year's election easier for you! With 4 pages of information to vote on, we've created a summary page you can print off and take with you to your polling place.
If you'd like to do your own research, we've included links to research and candidate websites so you can do just that!
Many have paid the ultimate price to protect your privilege to vote, so make sure you do your part and VOTE in this most important election cycle!
Early voting runs from October 27 to Nov3. Go to www.clayelections.com for locations and times.
Just a point of clarification: the Clay County REC takes no position on any Republican candidate in any race. Once the primary is over and we have a Republican representative in that race we give our full support to that person.
The REC encourages its members to work for any Republican candidate they choose to. Many of our members work for their favorite candidate in the primary which is encouraged. After the primary, we focus all our County REC resources and energy of our volunteers on seeing to it that the candidates chosen by the Republican voters in the primary get elected!
Because of strong county leadership and volunteer efforts, we have successfully flipped two counties to a Republican majority. At the county level, both Gilchrist and Flagler have overcome their Democrat registration advantage, making them red counties! Congratulations to them for their hard work!
The February numbers are in! We have continued to shrink the Democrat's registration advantage over Republicans statewide. The gap shrank in one month from 483,669 to 448,304 (4.27% to 3.94% difference).
In one month alone, we gained a total of 28,232 Republicans (which includes new registrants and party switches), while the Democrats have lost 7,133 registrants (which includes people leaving the party and new registrants).
The numbers are good, but we need a strong effort on all fronts to continue holding the line and pushing on the voter registration advantage the Democrats have statewide.
Last night we had a terrific guest teach us about the campaign process and she shared some great insights. Thanks so much to Gov Scott's Campaign Manager, Susie Wiles for taking the time to enlighten and empower the Clay County REC!