Collier County Republicans open 2022 Victory Office


June 18, 2022 – Naples, FL
The Collier County Republican Party welcomed over 70 invited grassroots volunteers, Republican elected officials and candidates to the opening of their 2022 Victory Office. “Our great team of Republican volunteers and staff now have an ideal location to connect with tens of thousands of voters using the latest GOP data and technology,” said Collier County Republican chairman Frank Schwerin.
State Committeewoman JoAnn DeBartolo, Vice-Chairwoman Yvette Benarroch, and Secretary Kathi Meo assisted Chairman Frank Schwerin with the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
The Victory Office, located at 572 Tamiami Trail North in downtown Naples, is currently open to the public by appointment only.

Collier County Republicans endorse Timothy Moshier for Collier County School Board – District 5

Naples, Florida-
The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) endorsed Timothy Moshier for District 5 school board at their May 2 meeting at VFW Post 7721 in Naples. The endorsement vote followed a three-month-long evaluation (including questionnaires and interviews) of the four Republican candidates in that race.
“With more than three decades of experience in logistics and transportation, Republicans can depend on Tim to ‘deliver’ on his promise that Collier County schools will teach what matters,” said Collier County GOP chairman Frank Schwerin. “More importantly, Timothy Moshier will be a welcome replacement for the current District 5 school board member who has voted to support Superintendent Patton on virtually every important issue for many years. It is time for a change.”
After his endorsement, Mr. Moshier issued the following statement: “I am not only humbled by the endorsement of the CCREC, but honored for this opportunity! Our Collier County children and grandchildren are our most precious asset! I pledge to bring them the right education, whether they excel in academics or shine in vocational endeavors.”
  The 240 members of the CCREC, who are elected by Republican voters in their respective precincts, represent the 126,000 Republican voters in Collier County with respect to Republican Party matters.

Collier County Republicans endorse Jerry D. Rutherford for Collier County School Board – District 1

Naples, Florida-
The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) endorsed Jerry D. Rutherford for District 1 school board at their May 2 meeting at VFW Post 7721 in Naples. The endorsement vote followed a three-month-long evaluation (including questionnaires and interviews) of the three Republican candidates in that race.
“Jerry has earned our support because of his years of experience defending classical and traditional values in our schools as a concerned citizen at school board meetings,” said Collier GOP chairman Frank Schwerin. “He is an entrepreneurial businessman and Air Force veteran who has also served as a substitute teacher. We can count on Jerry to take a firm stand against the leftist indoctrination forced on our children by powerful interests from outside our great state of Florida.”
  After his endorsement, Mr. Rutherford issued the following statement: “My sincere thanks to all who voted to endorse me for Collier County School District 1. It is a very humbling experience. I pray that I will live up to the expectations of all who are placing their confidence in my abilities. Having the endorsement of the CCREC as well as Alfie Oakes is truly a blessing.”
  The 240 members of the CCREC, who are elected by Republican voters in their respective precincts, represent the 126,000 Republican voters in Collier County with respect to Republican Party matters.

Collier County Republicans endorse Kelly Lichter for Collier County School Board – District 3.

Naples, Florida
The Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) endorsed Kelly Lichter for District 3 school board at their May 2 meeting at VFW Post 7721 in Naples. The endorsement vote followed a three-month-long evaluation (including questionnaires and interviews) of the three Republican candidates in that race.
“Kelly is a proven educational leader who has earned our endorsement because she supports Republican values,” said Collier GOP chairman Frank Schwerin. “She has the experience and tenacity to advocate for parental rights (including school choice) and defend our young students from leftist and Marxist political indoctrination.”
Kelly Lichter issued the following statement after her endorsement:
“I am grateful to the Republican Party for endorsing me for school board district 3! I am very encouraged by the incredible support for my campaign! I know my vision and track record are giving voters the confidence that I have the courage, commitment and credibility to transform our schools and correct the course of public education in Collier County.”
The 240 members of the CCREC, who are elected by Republican voters in their respective precincts, represent the 126,000 Republican voters in Collier County with respect to Republican Party matters.

Collier County Republicans name Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio our 2022 Freedom Fighter

The 145 members of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee who attended their regular monthly meeting on February 7  passed  a resolution naming Ohio congressman Jim Jordan our 2022 Freedom Fighter.

Mr. Jordan co-founded the House Freedom Caucus and exposed the fraudulent origins of the Russia collusion lie, thereby unearthing malfeasance at the highest levels of the United States Government. He was awarded the Presidential  Medal of Freedom in January 2021 in one of the last official acts of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.

Rep. Jordan is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for our Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on February 12.

Governor Ron DeSantis Travels to Brandon to Sign Legislation to Protect Florida Jobs

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.

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

Passidomo, Rommel, and Melo headline a panel discussion about Republican electoral challenges and opportunities in 2022

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.”