Mission Statement

Our mission is to recruit, screen, select, and support candidates for county, state, and federal public office. We will do this by increasing the number of registered Republican voters and educating the electorate regarding our commitment to smaller government, lower taxes, and more personal freedom.

Suwannee Republicans meet the 1st Thursday Each Month @ the Live Oak City Hall at 101 White St. Live Oak, Florida  7:00 PM

Chairman Message

Welcome to our website!

It has been and continues to be an honor to serve as your Chairman of the Republican Party of Suwannee County.   We revitalized our local party in January 2009 and have been making our presence known ever since.  Since 2009, 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 Federal, State and Local Governent.  In Suwannee County, Republicans now enjoy a majority on the County Commission, and now have a Republican State Attorney, Congressman, U.S. Senator, Governor and his Cabinet Members, as well as holding the seats of our State Representative and State Senator – all held by hard working Republicans.  This was achieved by all of the hard work and dedication of our local party who possess a deep love of country, its principles and a devotion to preserving our Constitution.
I hope to see 2015 become a year of growth for the Suwannee GOP, as we analyze the things that have proven to be successful and tweak the things that could use a little improvement.  We hope that we will be able to flip our county Voter Registration to make us a Red County.  Most people in Suwannee County do not even realize that they are truly Republican, as they have been voting Republican for years.  My challenge to all Suwannee Countians is to check out the platforms for all of the major political parties and see which one best represents you, as a voter.
Next, make sure to either go register to vote under that party affiliation or if you are already registered to vote, make sure you are voting the way your party affiliation represents you as voting.Although we enjoyed a landslide victory in 2014, we are not even close to weeding out the rot we are dealing with right now.  I do realize we have a large task ahead of us, but I still do believe through prayer, dedication and education on the issues, we will persevere.  I look forward to serving another term as 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

GOP Principles

I Believe… The proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.
I Believe… Good government is based upon the individual and that each person’s ability, dignity, freedom, and responsibility must be honored and recognized.
I Believe… The free enterprise and the encouragement of individual initiative and incentive have given this nation an economic system second to none.
I Believe… Sound money management should be our goal.
I Believe… In equal right, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
I Believe… We must retain those principles of the past worth retaining, yet always be receptive to new ideas with an outlook broad enough to accommodate thoughtful change and varying points of view.
I Believe… That Americans value and should preserve their feeling of national strength and pride, and at the same time share with people everywhere a desire for peace and freedom and the extension of human rights throughout the world.
I Believe… The Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.


Sherri Ortega – CHAIRWOMAN

Layne E. Schultetus – Vice Chairman
Contact Layne

Theresa Bowen – Secretary

Chris Summerlin – State Commmittee Woman
Contact Chris

Precinct Info

01 RECREATION CENTER 215 E Duval St Live Oak FL. 32064
02 LIVE OAK CHURCH OF GOD 9828 HWY 129 S Live Oak FL. 32064
 03 COM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 830 Pmewood Dr Live Oak FL. 32064
 04 COLISEUM 1302 11th St SW Live Oak FL. 32064
 05 DIAGNOSTIC CENTER 911 Nobles Ferry Rd Live Oak FL. 32064
 06 LURA VILLE COM. CENTER 20510 180th St Live Oak FL. 32064
 07 FALMOUTH FIRE DEPT 18380USHWY 90 Live Oak FL. 32064
 08 ROCKY SINK BAPTIST CHURCH 8442 169th Rd Live Oak FL. 32064
 09 DOWLING PARK 23738 Park Center Dr. Dowling Park Fl. 32060
 10 MCALPIN COM. CENTER 9981 170th Terrace McAlpin FL. 32062
 11 O’BRIEN BAPTIST CHURCH 9544 County Road 349 O’Brien FL. 32071
 12 WELLBORN BAPTIST CHURCH 4147 Lowe Lake Rd Wellborn FL. 32094
 13 HATCH PARK COM. CENTER 403 SE Craven St Brandford FL. 32008
 14 CLA YLAND REC. CENTER 11409 193rd Rd Live Oak FL. 32064
15 PINEGROVE METHODIST CHURCH 5325 CR 136-A Live Oak FL. 32064
16 RANCHETTES COM. CENTER 4790 216th St Lake City FL. 32024