Republican Party of Florida hosts candidate training in Collier County

Naples, FL
The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) held a “Day of Conservative Campaign Training” on October 23 at the Naples Conference Center for more than 30 candidates and Republican Party activists. The event was part of the RPOF’s “Build the Bench” initiative to teach “solid conservatives” how to win elections for school board and other local offices.
Florida GOP Chairman Joe Gruters said “we will deliver victories on all levels” when he kicked off a planned series of RPOF-sponsored trainings in another Florida county earlier this month.
Shawn R. Frost, Indian River County Republican State Committeeman and chairman of RPOF’s Build the Bench Committee, gave introductory remarks before closing the GOP portion of the training. Virginia-based Leadership Institute then began a separate “Campaign Management Workshop” at the same location.
Collier GOP State Committeewoman JoAnn DeBartolo worked with RPOF to bring the event to Naples. Collier GOP Chairman Frank Schwerin, who introduced Mr. Frost, called the event a “great success” because of the number of candidates who participated and the level of their enthusiasm. “The situation in our schools is really motivating conservative voters to run for office,” he added.

Senator Kathleen Passidomo unanimously selected President-Designate of the Florida Senate

October 19, 2021
Tallahassee – Senator Kathleen Passidomo was unanimously selected by her Republican peers in the Florida Senate to serve as Senate President for the 2022-2024 Legislative Term, contingent upon a Republican majority following the 2022 elections.

“In Florida, we are far better off than other states across the nation. That’s because of the strong conservative leadership of Governor DeSantis, President Simpson and Speaker Sprowls. Florida’s leaders have been faced with unprecedented challenges during the last two years, and we were forced to make some difficult decisions. Doing what is right and what is in the best interest of our state is not always easy. But no one takes on a job like this because they think it will be easy. It’s hard work to balance the priorities of our state, meet the needs of our residents and preserve and protect what makes Florida so special.” Kathleen Passidomo