Party Leader? Or A Legislator Within The Party?
Terminology matters and often people use the phrase "party leaders" when referring to their favorite Republicans. Technically this is incorrect.
There is a difference between elected officials (legislators) and the Republican party's actual LEADERS, they are not the same. The actual leadership of the Republican party is often unknown to the general population. It's not like these people are hiding. They are just not given the celebrity status that those in D.C. and state capitols are given. If you are reading this, it means you have found the Republican leaders within Hillsborough county.
The biggest difference between the two is their areas of focus. Legislators are working on bills for their county, state or the nation. There is no real connection from county representatives to state or even nationally.
The Republican party is a complete organizational structure it starts at the precinct level. Precincts generally comprise of 4-5 neighborhoods. There are a number of people who represent their precinct at the county level. This is called the Republican Executive Committee (REC). Once a month these people get together to conduct official business. The monthly meeting is lead by the leadership that is elected from within the group. This is the most important position in all of politics. These people are the ones who are the closest to the voter and help to elect qualified candidates who represent them.
From the REC, there are 3 people from each county who meet on a quarterly basis with every other county from the state. This group is called the State Executive Committee (SEC). One is elected by all of the precinct committee men and women, they are the Chairman. The other two are elected by all Republicans from within the county, one is the State Committeeman and the other is the State Committeewoman. The quarterly meetings consist of training to help counties succeed in future elections. There are a number of committees from within this group that focus on a number of different issues from voting to outreach and other pertinent information.
from the SEC, there are also 3 people who represent the entire state at the next level you may be familiar with and that is the RNC, the Republican National Committee. There is a State Chairman and a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman. These people represent the issues that matter most to their respective states on the national stage.
There is a clearly identified hierarchy that is established within the party. The number one goal of all of these entities is to elect qualified candidates who will best represent each of our communities. With all of that said, here are the links to the Republican leaders for our county as well as the elected officials who represent us and those running to represent our county in the future.
ALAFIA REPUBLICAN CLUB
The Club meets on the third Monday of each month at O'Brien's Pub & Grill 701 W. Lumsden Rd, Brandon. Social begins at 6:00 p.m. and the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Club President is Steve Emerson. The club may be contacted at [email protected] or visit our Facebook
GREATER BRANDON REPUBLICAN CLUB (GBRC)
The Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at
Crafty Crab Restaurant
704 E Brandon Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511.
Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Business at 7:00 p.m. Like us on Facebook. Melissa Jackson is the club's President and can be reached at: [email protected]. The best way to contact the club is on Facebook.
HILLSBOROUGH WOMENS’ REPUBLICAN CLUB FEDERATED
The club meets on the Third Wednesday of the Month at
Meeting Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Roxanne Buntin is the club's president and can be reached at: [email protected]
NEW TAMPA REPUBLICAN CLUB (NTRC)
The Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month. Please contact the club for the meeting location.
Social at 6 pm. The meeting starts at 6:45 pm. Club President is Patrick Bailey and can be reached at: [email protected]
For additional information please check out their Facebook
NORTH HILLSBOROUGH REPUBLICAN CLUB (NHRC)
The Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Carrollwood Country Club, 13903 Club House Drive, Tampa. Social begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner & meeting at 7 p.m. (No meetings in December or July)
Reservations: Roxanne Buntin [email protected]
RSVPs must be in by the Monday night before the meeting.
NHRC Club Annual Dues: $ 20.00 due each May; No Shows Will Be Invoiced, All Republicans Welcome. The candidate’s staff may attend without having dinner.
Susan Nicely - Club President
John King - Vice-President
Sandy Danyluk - Secretary
Kaye Shannon - Treasurer
PLANT CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at GracePoint, 1107 Charlie Griffin Rd., Plant City, FL
Social: 6:30 pm
Meeting: 7:00 pm
For more information contact Sherry Scheitler, President: [email protected] or 214.529.8372
PRECINCT 927 GOP REGISTERED VOTERS
The club meets are held at 10 am. Please see our calendar for meeting dates. The meeting location is 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Sun City Center, FL
President - Jack Norden can be reached at [email protected]
RIVERVIEW REPUBLICAN CLUB
The club meets on the last Monday of every month at 6:30 pm at Donavan's Meatery, 11206 Sullivan St, in Riverview.
President - Jeff Lukens can be reached at [email protected]
SOUTH SHORE REPUBLICAN CLUB
The club meets at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month at Alpha Pizza House, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach. Mr. Bob Emerson is the Club President. He may be reached at 813-613-5279 or email [email protected]
SOUTH TAMPA REPUBLICAN CLUB
The club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Sociale 5427 Bayshore Blvd, Social 6 PM, Meeting 7 PM.
SUN CITY CENTER REPUBLICAN CLUB
The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center.
Social: 1:30 pm
Meeting: 2:00-3:00 pm
Dick Inglis is the Club President and primary contact. Email: [email protected]
For additional information please visit Facebook
TAMPA BAY YOUNG REPUBLICANS (TBYR)
The Young Republicans require all members be aged 18-40, but all ages are welcome to attend meetings and become associate members.
Our membership dues are only $50 per year and $25 per year for current students. Associate member dues are a minimum of $25 per year.
The club meets on the 4th Monday of every month primarily at The Barrymore Hotel but is subject to change per meeting. For the most updated information please visit http://www.facebook.com/tbyrs.
TAMPA REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED
The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Besito Mexican 205 Westshore Plaza, Tampa FL 33609
TEMPLE TERRACE AREA REPUBLICAN CLUB (TTARC)
The club meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, 200 Inverness Ave., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. (Food purchase optional)
6 pm Social
6:30 pm (pre-ordered) Dinner Served (RSVP with your meal order to: [email protected])
7 pm Meeting
VALRICO AREA FEDERATED REPUBLICAN WOMEN (VAFRW)
The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Shrimpboat Grill, 1020 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, FL 33596.
Social time begins at 6 p.m.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Club President is Kathleen Brownell and she can be reached at [email protected]