Great meeting Thursday evening with a large turnout for a July meeting in Highlands County! Clear evidence of the growing interest in our outstanding Republican candidates and the upcoming elections!
Highlights included the County Commission District 3 Candidate Forum with excellent speeches by Ron Handley and Madge Stewart, Republican candidates for County Commission District 3. HCREC Vice Chairman Virgil Beato served as emcee for the forum and led the very interesting and entertaining Q & A session.
Other highlights of the meeting included a video presentation with comments by Jack Nelson and a very positive update by Jason Biance on the proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase to support the Highlands County school system. A resolution by the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee to support the proposed 1/2 cent sales tax increase was voted on and passed unanimously! For additional information on this important issue, see: http://www.highlands.k12.fl.us/sbhc/halfcentsalestax.html
An additional highlight of the meeting was the addition of the latest new member to the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee. County Commissioner Jack Richie became an official member of the HCREC in a brief ceremony administered by Highlands County Republican Chairman Kathy Rapp.
The Highlands County Republican Executive Committee has openings for additional new members in several precincts. Your support and involvement is needed now. To find out more about the HCREC, contact one of our board members or see http://www.highlandscounty.gop/hcrec
For those who missed the news, Chairman Rapp is heading up to Cleveland Sunday to serve as Highlands County’s only delegate and one of 99 members of the Florida delegation to the Republican National Convention.
The next Highlands County Republican meeting will be Thursday August 11th at 6:30 PM (optional dinner from 5 – 6:30 PM) at the Sebring Elks Lodge. Make plans to attend and to invite family and friends to attend with you. The upcoming elections are absolutely crucial. Florida is a must win state if Republicans are to regain the White House and Make America Great Again! Volunteers are needed in all areas for the critical get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts. You can volunteer online today at http://www.highlandscounty.gop/volunteer