July 12th, 2016
The Highlands Republican Women' Network (HRWN) sponsored another outstanding Republican Candidate Forum at the Sebring Civic Center Monday evening! Thanks to each Republican candidate who took the time to speak and to personally meet and greet and to answer questions. Thanks also to all of the HRWN officers and volunteers for hosting and for all of the good food and logistics to make this event successful.
HRWN President Kathy Rapp welcomed everyone and set the stage and County Commissioner Don Elwell was superb as the guest emcee for the event. His entertaining comments and actions to keep the program and speakers on point and on schedule were very well-received. Candidates who each spoke for five minutes included the two Republican candidates for Highlands County Superintendent, William F. "Pep" Hutchinson III and Dr. Brenda K. Longshore, the three Republican candidates for Highlands County Sheriff, Paul A. Blackman, James Fansler, and James S. "Jimmy" Sottile, and the two Republican candidates for County Commission District Three, William R. "Ron" Handley and Madge DeLois Stewart.
Highlands County Trump Campaign Co-chair Gil Santavenere served as an able spokesman for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Gil outlined the very strong reasons for supporting the presumptive nominee and the very compelling reasons to defeat the presumptive Democratic nominee.
The Highlands County REC does not endorse or take sides in a Republican Primary Election. All are encouraged to become educated on the candidates before you vote.
Paid for by the Highlands County Republican Executive Committee
P.O. Box 7987, Sebring, FL 33872