Chairman Message

 Welcome to our website!

 It has been my privilege to have served as your State Committeewoman for the last four years.  In that time, we have been able to grow our local party and learn many exciting things about the legislative process as well as our local government. Our REC has managed to change the face of the political process in Suwannee County with a super majority on the county commission, a new State Attorney, a new Congressman, as well as holding the seats of our State Representative and State Senator.  This was achieved by all of the hard work and dedication to our local party, but first and foremost because of a love of country and its principles.

Although I do realize we have a large task ahead of us, I do believe through prayer, dedication and education on the issues, we will persevere.  I look forward to serving as the Chairman of the Suwannee County R.E.C. and ask that you keep me in your prayers as we all forge ahead in our endeavor to restore our great nation.
 
Sherri Ortega

 





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Latest News & Blog Entries
The Truth behind Common Core Standards

COMMON CORE...HOW DID WE GET HERE? This is how...watch and listen. It is NOT JUST "STANDARDS" in education.  This is a must watch for all whether you have children in the school system or not! Click here to watch video.

 
Ronald White, Candidate for School Board Dist. 5

Ronald White, candidate for School Board District 5, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting is at 7 pm, Thursday, June 5, Live Oak City Hall.
The public is encouraged to attend our monthly meetings, hear from candidates and learn about issues that not only affect you, but your Community and Nation. Our Headquarters are open Monday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm at 306 Ohio Ave, between the Courthouse and the Post Office. For more information friend us on Facebook and visit our website:
www.suwanneegop.com

 
Live Oak City Clerk up for $10,000 raise.

Week one after election and Live Oak City Clerk John Gill is up for a raise of $10,000 plus an annual cost of living raise. This makes his 3rd raise in 3 years plus the full time services of Deputy Clerk Mary Mims, whose salary is $28,000.  The average salary in Suwannee is around $25,000.

Here is the Agenda notice, which by the way, is not posted in the Suwannee Democrat nor or the City of Live Oak's website as of 5:18 pm. SECTION 2-116. SALARY OF CITY CLERK/TREASURER 1) The City Clerk/Treasurer shall receive an annual salary of $59,000.00 commencing upon adoption of this ordinance. The payments shall be paid in weekly installments in the amount of $1,134.62 each. Thereafter, on October 1St of 2014, and October 1St of each year thereafter, the salary of the City Clerk/Treasurer shall be the amount of the salary received for the prior year plus an increase calculated using the percentage of the cost of living increase annually afforded City employees for the next ensuing year. 2) Repealing all Ordinances in conflict or parts or ordinances in conflict herewith be

 
May 1, 2014 Meeting

Glenda Williams, Supervisor of Elections is the guest speaker.

 
Governor Scott’s Work This Week
 
Friends,
 
       In just under 8 months we will be voting to re-elect Governor Rick Scott. Session in Tallahassee is entering it's second week and as we get deeper into session, there will be a lot of information coming out of Tallahassee. I will be doing my best to keep everyone informed as to what Governor Scott and the Legislature is doing.
 
Governor Scott’s Work This Week
·         In Tampa last Wednesday, Governor Scott announced state funding of $194 million that will help create the Tampa Gateway Center at Tampa International Airport (TIA). Construction of the APM and Gateway Center will generate approximately 7,141 jobs.
·         Last Wednesday, Governor Scott joined the multi-state federal litigation currently pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit against BP and others was filed today by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Panama City. 
·         During the meeting of the Florida Cabinet last Thursday, Governor Scott recognized five outstanding educators for their contributions to learning with the Governor’s Shine Awards.
 
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