BRANDON, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson to sign legislation that will protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and protect parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for students. The bills were passed through a Special Session of the Florida Legislature and are effective upon the Governor’s signature. The legislation signed today is the strongest pro-freedom, anti-mandate action taken by any state in the nation. Read about the legislation HERE.
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.
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
Naples, Florida – August 14, 2021 -Collier County’s legislative team of Passidomo, Rommel, and Melo headline a panel discussion about Republican electoral challenges and opportunities in 2022 Video of introduction of panelists
A near-capacity gathering of eighty-five Collier County Republican leaders and volunteers participated in the Collier GOP’s Campaign Strategy Cookout at the Tiburón Golf Club. Republican analyst and television personality Ford O’Connell moderated the brainstorming session. Senator Passidomo and the other panelists agreed that Republicans will win control of the US House of Representatives next year – but we must work hard to re-elect Governor DeSantis and retain control of the Florida Cabinet and Legislature.
Ford O’Connell made the bold assertion that Democrats’ primary political goal next year is not keeping Congress – it is the defeat of Governor Ron DeSantis. “If he wins, the next President of the United States will be a Floridian.”
August 2, 2021, Naples, Florida – The 85 members of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) who participated in our meeting earlier this evening passed a Resolution (with only one dissenting vote) dealing with fraud in the 2020 elections and an upcoming “Cyber Symposium” hosted by Mike Lindell. The resolution, drafted by CCREC members Douglas Lewis and J. Eric Konuk of our Government Oversight Committee, calls on:
Governor DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Scott, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congressman Byron Donalds, Senator Kathleen Passidomo, Representative Bob Rommel, Representative Lauren Melo, and Representative David Borrero to attend, with appropriate technology professionals, Mike Lindell’s cyber forensics elections symposium on August 10th, 11th & 12th, 2021 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the purpose of: (i) gathering information, (ii) evaluating the alleged evidence, and (iii) formally reporting all findings and any recommendations for follow-up action to their Collier County, Florida constituents; and
Governor Ron DeSantis to send a delegation of lawmakers from both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, and of officials from the Department of State, the Division of Elections, and multiple County Supervisors of Elections, and of multiple Florida citizens to meet with representatives of the Arizona Election Audit to observe and take notes for use in Florida and in connection with a full Arizona-modeled forensic audit in Florida of the 2020 Election.
There were numerous anomalies in the election on November 3rd, 2020 including, but not limited to, statistically improbable or even impossible vote spikes in the middle of the night and/or days after the election, mail-in ballots without a crease indicating they were folded to be mailed, absentee and mail-in ballots from people who were not registered to vote and/or without a verified signature, and most alarming the use of electronic voting machines capable of connecting to the internet and potentially communicating with foreign hackers, including concerning allegations of foreign interference in the November 3rd, 2020 election by actors in Communist China.
Forensic audits and calls for forensic audits of the November 3rd, 2020 election are occurring and increasing across the United States. In view of the numerous anomalies and mounting evidence of election fraud, the integrity of electronic voting systems in the United States is in question.
It is imperative that we: (i) take and support action necessary to restore confidence in our voting systems, and (ii) get to the bottom of what happened regarding the election on November 3rd, 2020 in order to either: (i) confirm the November 3rd, 2020 election certifications and restore confidence in our voting systems, or (ii) correct voting systems problems and vulnerabilities and any fraudulently reported election results.
August 2, 2021, Naples, Florida – The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) unanimously passed a Resolution “in support of the Cuban people seeking liberty and demanding the Biden Administration condemn Cuba’s corrupt communist dictatorship.” CCREC Secretary Christy McLaughlin and Vice-Chairwoman Yvette Benarroch co-authored the resolution.
Secretary Mclaughlin’s great-grandmother, “Paqui”- a survivor of Castro’s tyrannical regime, was at her side when the resolution passed. Enrique Padrón, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s Southwest Florida regional director and author of a book about of his experiences as a “Cuban rafter,” was also present.
The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (Collier GOP) passed a resolution at our June 7 meeting calling on the Collier County Public School Board NOT to purchase educational materials for “English Language Arts, K-5” because they are “infused with Critical Race Theory and related ideologies.” The resolution also put elected officials on notice that they will be “held to account by parents and voters at the ballot box.”
Governor DeSantis and the Collier County Republican Executive Committee have zero tolerance for state-sanctioned racism, and we adhere to the same principle expressed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in that we believe “that every child should learn to judge people not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
May 3, 2021, Naples, Florida – The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) unanimously passed a Resolution at our monthly meeting held earlier today opposing the packing of the United States Supreme Court.
May 3, 2021, Naples, Florida –
The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) passed a Resolution at our May 3 regular meeting calling for the end of mandatory masking in Collier County Public Schools