Highlands County Republicans will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday November 14th at 6:30 pm at the inn on the Lakes in Sebring. Our Guest Speakers will by the the two announced candidates for the Highlands County Commission District 5 seat, Vicki Pontius and the current incumbent Commissioner R. Greg Harris. Dinner (optional) is available in the conference room from 5-6 PM. A call to HQ 863-402-5456 for dinner reservations is appreciated. Guests are invited and welcome! Make plans to attend!
Candidate for County Commissioner District 5
Vicki Pontius was the Parks and Recreation Director since 1998 and worked for the Board of County Commissioners since 1983 before retiring in 2016. She holds professional certifications with the Florida Recreation and Parks Association and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. She served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society for three years and also as President.
Currently, Ms. Pontius is a licensed real estate agent, a member of the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee, the Highlands County Historical Society, the Highlands County Health Insurance Committee and the Tourist Development Council. Vicki has been married to her husband Rick, for 34 years and has 2 daughters, Jenna-30, and Alexis-26. She also has 3 grandchildren; Joseph 7, Rylee 2, and Josiah 3 months, and a granddaughter, Mackenzie, due in October.
Candidate for reelection as County Commissioner District 5
Commissioner R. Greg Harris, District 5, has lived in Sebring for over 25 years and is seeking reelection. He was first elected to the Highlands County Commission in 2012. He came to Highlands County in 1985 with his father to develop the Country Club of Sebring. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Commissioner Harris’s past experience includes Real Estate Broker, Community Association Manager, Class C Utility Operator, Certified Food Manager, and a State Residential Contractor. He attends Bible Fellowship Church, is a member of the Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club, Sebring Firemen, Inc. and is a United Way board member and a former Eagle Scout.
Commissioner Harris is married to wife Janet and together they have two daughters.
Time for all Republicans to get involved! Learn what you can do to assist with the Highlands County efforts to re-elect President Trump and Vice President Pence, and to elect and/or re-elect Highlands County Republicans! After our HUGE Keep America Great event on Sept 19th, are you motivated to get involved and help ensure victory in 2020? The election campaign has already started. We have many opportunities to get involved and you are needed now! You can volunteer online today at http://www.highlandscounty.gop/volunteer or call our HQ office. You can also contribute online today as we need to have the resources to win big in Highlands County in 2020! Contribute today on our secure link at https://highlandsgop.nationbuilder.com/contribute
An additional way to help is to reach out to family and friends who may still be registered as Democrat and encourage them to finally leave the party that has long-since left them and join the tens of thousands of Floridians who have switched to the Republican Party. #walkaway They can switch their voter registration to Republican today at https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Index
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