RNC and RPOF Elections Held Jan 16-17

The Republican National Committee (RNC) met in San Diego for its annual meeting and election.   Sharon Day, RNC National Committeewoman and Peter Feaman, National Committeeman, were both re-elected, and Sharon Day was re-elected as RNC Co-Chairman, along with Reince Priebus, for another term.  Sharon Day is the first person to be elected to a third term as a National Committeeman or woman.

On Jan 16-17,  the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) held its annual meeting and elections of Caucuses and Executive Officers, electing BLAISE INGOGLIA as CHAIRMAN and JOE GRUTERS, Vice Chairman.

Ingoglia and Gruters ran on campaigns promising a more Grassroots-friendly and responsive RPOF, pledging more tools, technology and resources to Florida’s 67 Republican County Executive Committees to successfully elect Republicans in 2016!

There were four Candidates for Chairman, including the then RPOF Chairman Leslie Dougher (Clay County), Blaise Ingoglia, current Vice Chairman and State House Representative (Hernando County), Kurt Kelly, Precinct Committeeman and former State House Representative (Marion County) and Eric Miller, Precinct Committeeman (Martin County).  Ingoglia won on a second ballot with 132 votes to  Chairman Leslie Dougher’s 90 votes.  Dougher was endorsed by Governor Scott, former RPOF Chair Lenny Curry and other high profile Republicans and had served as RPOF Chairman since May 2014, following the resignation of Chairman Lenny Curry to run for Mayor of Jacksonville.

Joe Gruters, the new Vice Chairman is the immediate past Chairman of the Sarasota Republican Party. Gruters won 118 to 101 over Candidate Kathleen King, former Secretary of RPOF.

The new Secretary is Kristy Banks, replacing Kathleen King, and Treasurer Jeff Howell was re-elected.

Also, on January 16, Christine Butler, Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, and Ryan Anderson, Broward’s State Committeeman, were each elected to the RPOF Executive Board, representing Congressional Districts 23 and 20, respectively.  Precinct Committeeman Chad Lincoln was elected as Alternate for Congressional District 23.  In this election, Broward picked up  one additional seat; together with Sharon Day’s automatic seat on the Executive Board as RNC National Committeewoman, Broward County now represents three seats on the RPOF Executive Board.   The Executive Board consists of representatives elected from the 27 Congressional Districts, the RPOF Officers, RNC National Committeeman and Committeewoman and Gubernatorial appointees.

CONGRATULATIONS to our RNC and RPOF winners!   Florida has the Team in place to lead our State to Victory in 2016!

Your Chairman,
Christine

NEXT BREC MEETING: February 23, 2015

  1. Monday, February 23, 2015
    • Deicke Auditorium at Hoffman Park, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL map
    • 6:00 pm — sign in
    • 7:00 pm — meeting called to order
  2. IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:  If you have missed 2 or more consecutive meetings and wish to remain in BREC, you must request an excused absence(s) before you miss a 3rd consecutive meeting.  According to our County Constitution, “Prior to missing such third consecutive meeting, any member may request, in writing, that an absence be excused indicating the reason for such absence.”  Otherwise you will be automatically removed from the BREC membership list.  Send your written request for an excused absence to Membership@BrowardGOP.org.  On your email, please remember to list your NAME, PRECINCT #, and the MEETING DATE that you would like to be excused from.

NEXT BREC MEETING: January 12, 2015

  1. Monday, January 12, 2015 (First meeting of the new year)
    • Deicke Auditorium at Hoffman Park, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL
    • 6:00 pm — sign in
    • 7:00 pm — meeting called to order
  2. IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT:  If you have missed 2 or more consecutive meetings and wish to remain in BREC, you must request an excused absence(s) before you miss a 3rd consecutive meeting.  According to our County Constitution, “Prior to missing such third consecutive meeting, any member may request, in writing, that an absence be excused indicating the reason for such absence.”  Otherwise you will be automatically removed from the BREC membership list.  Send your written request for an excused absence to Membership@BrowardGOP.org.  On your email, please remember to list your NAME, PRECINCT #, and the MEETING DATE that you would like to be excused from.

Note from the outgoing BREC Chairman, Tom Truex

Dear Republican Friends,

Tom Truex

Tom Truex

On a personal note, I have mixed emotions in announcing to my Republican friends that I am unable to seek re-election as Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee.  I have accepted a new full time position as Church Administrator with my church. That new position precludes my spending the time demanded of your County Chairman.  My goal is always to serve God.  I look forward to doing so more directly in working full time with my church.

Regards,
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Tom Truex
Chairman, Broward Republican Executive Committee

Vote today — your vote makes a difference!

Today is Election Day in Florida.
PLEASE VOTE!
Your vote could be the one with the power to make the difference…

Any outcome is possible in the 2014 Florida Governor’s contest.” – SurveyUSA

Polling in the Governor’s Race:

                                        RICK SCOTT   CHARLIE CRIST
Nov 3      Quinnipiac             41%                42%                Crist +1
Nov 3      Public Policy          44%                44%                        TIE
Nov 2      Public Policy          47%                46%                Scott +1
Oct 31    YouGovPoll            41%                41%                        TIE
Oct 29    FL Chamber           44%                39%                 Scott +4
Oct 24    TBTimes                36%                 36%                         TIE
Oct 15    Rasmussen            47%                47%                          TIE
Oct 1      Optimus                40.1%             41.1%                Crist +1
The Florida governor’s race is too close to call…The winner will be the candidate best able to get his voters to the polls. Turnout, turnout, turnout.”- Peter Brown, Quinnipiac Polling
[source:  Fla. Family Policy Council]