Highlands County Republicans will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday Sept 12th at 6:30 pm at the Inn on the Lakes in Sebring. Our Guest Speakers will be our two announced Republican candidates for State Representative District 55, Ned Hancock and Kaylee Tuck.
Dinner (optional) is available in the conference room from 5-6 PM. A call to HQ 863-402-5456 for dinner reservations is appreciated. Make plans to attend!. Guests are invited and welcome!
Several have asked how they can get involved and assist to ensure victory in 2020! One way is to make plans to attend our next meeting on September 12th at 6:30 pm. We have many opportunities to get involved and you are needed now! You can volunteer online today at http://www.highlandscounty.gop/volunteer. You can also contribute online today as we prepare now to win in 2020. #TRUMP2020! Contribute today on our secure link at https://highlandsgop.nationbuilder.com/contribute
An additional way is to reach out to family and friends who may still be registered as Democrat and encourage them to leave the party that has long-since left them and join the tens of thousands of Floridians who have switched to the Republican Party. They can switch their voter registration to Republican online today at https://registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registration/Index
Pictures and information on our Guest Speakers - from the candidates
Kaylee Tuck with Senator Rick Scott
My name is Kaylee Tuck and I am running for Florida House of Representatives, District 55. I was born and raised in Sebring where I currently reside. I am a 4th generation Highlands County resident, and my heart is in the Heartland. I graduated from Sebring High School, received my Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Florida State University, and my Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. I am a practicing land use and real estate attorney.
Ned Hancock is a fifth-generation citrus grower, a lifelong conservative, a proud Florida Gator, and a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives. Ned has been growing citrus since before he could drive, purchasing a 5-acre orange grove at the ripe age of 14 with help from his grandfather. Ned learned valuable lessons at an early age and understands the importance of team work, that a man’s word is his bond, and the value of a full day’s work.
Ned is running for the State House because Tallahassee needs more people with a farmer’s work ethic and Heartland values. He’ll fight for education reforms that lead students to meaningful careers, push for economic development in communities like ours, and keep a watchful eye on the bottom line. We can trust Ned to support the Trump agenda, cut taxes, stand up for the unborn, and defend our Second Amendment rights.
Service is not a new concept to Ned. Governor Rick Scott appointed Ned to serve on the Florida Citrus Commission in 2014, representing growers, processors, and packers. Prior to serving on the Citrus Commission, Ned was elected to the Highlands County School Board where he served from 1996-2012. Over the years, Ned has given his time to the Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and numerous community organizations.
Today, Ned is President and owner of Hancock Citrus, a citrus caretaking company that manages its family groves as well as those of clients. Ned and his wife Tammy live in Sebring where they raised three daughters, and can often be found spending time with their granddaughter, Clara Jean.
Graduate Sebring High School 1976, Graduate University of Florida 1980 (Food & Resource Economics). Married January 1982 Tammy, Three daughters, Marti Susanne, Alison Faye & Savannah Jean
Served on Sebring Utilities Commission mid 90s
Board member School Board of Highlands County 1996-2012
Commissioner, Florida Citrus Commission 2015-present
Past Board Member past President Highlands County Citrus Growers Association
Life Member past officer Sebring Firemen, Inc. (local civic organization)
Board member, current Treasurer, Citrus Research Development Foundation
Active member First Baptist Church of Sebring
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2934 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33870, Phone 863.402.5456.
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