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Wake Up! | RDD'23 | 2024 FL HOUSE | Committee Spotlight

August 23, 2023

REC Meeting: September 14, 2023

The next Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2023, with social hour beginning at 6:00 PM and the meeting starting promptly at 7:00 PM. Please join us at:
The International Event Venue
6463 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, 33634

A Message From the Chair

- Dana Galen -
  This is an Excellent Day to Wake up!

America is experiencing a cultural revolution. Not with guns and war room plans. There will be no armaments in this revolution. Actually, our legal armaments, our police, have been weakened. That’s what “Defund the Police” was all about. So is “gun control”. Don’t think for one minute that the Left is not afraid of an armed citizen. Hence the hand-wringing over school shootings. As Rahm Emanuel stated, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. So now we are in the crisis stage. A school shooting happens and out jumps the usual gang of fools, whining about gun control, although 98% of these shooters have no gun license, no training, and no regard for human life. And believe me, these people know this, but they are being led by those who have a much darker plan for America and it has permeated the very foundations of America’s schools.

They started their plan as early as the 1950s. You see, when World War I didn’t ruin us, the great stock market crash of 1929 didn’t ruin us, and the great depression didn’t ruin us, and WWII didn’t ruin us, they realized the only way we could possibly be ruined must come from within. The cold war didn’t kill us, but K-12 can certainly ruin us and even kill us. Although this takes more time, they decided, it is worth the wait.....

Tickets Available Tomorrow!!!



All of the Florida House of Representatives seats are up for election in 2024. The map above shows all of the Republican and Democrat incumbents. Republican incumbents’ names appear in red. The following list includes Republican incumbents and Republicans who are challenging Democrat incumbents. We need to support all of these Republican candidates to maintain control of the Legislature.

Florida House of Representatives
District 62- To be determined
District 63- Tim Driver
District 64 - Maura Cruz
District 65 - Karen Gonzalez-Pittman (incumbent)
District 66 - Traci Koster (incumbent)
District 67 - Lisette Bonano
District 68 - Lawrence McClure (incumbent)
District 69 - Danny Alvarez (incumbent)
District 70 - Mike Beltran (incumbent)

Who else is running in 2024?
Here are our Current Republican Candidates

School Board
District 1 - Layla Collins, Julie Magill
District 3 - Myosha Powell
District 5 - To be determined
District 7* - Jen Flebotte (County-wide)

Board of County Commissioners
District 2 - Ken Hagen
District 4 - Michael Owen (incumbent)
District 6* - Dr. Jim Davison, Ronrico Smith (County-wide)

Florida State Senate
District 14 - Jay Collins (incumbent)
District 16 - To be determined
District 20 - Jim Boyd (incumbent), Eddie Speir
District 23 - Danny Burgess (incumbent)

United States Congress
District 14 - Rocky Rochford
District 15 - Laurel Lee (incumbent)
District 16 - Vern Buchanon (incumbent)

United States Senate
Rick Scott (incumbent)

County Constitutional Offices - All of these offices are currently held by Democrats: Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of Court, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. As Republican candidates make their announcements, we will provide that information here.

Although Republicans outnumber Democrats in the state of Florida, the voter registration in Hillsborough County as of August 28, 2023 is as follows:

Republicans - 293,707  |  Democrats - 329,966  |  Other - 298,089

To register to vote, change your party affiliation, change your name and/or address, please go to:
If you would like to request a Vote by Mail ballot, please go to: . If you request a Vote by Mail ballot, you are not required to vote by mail. It only provides you with the option to do so. **If you previously opted to Vote by Mail, you must make the request again for the 2024 election.**


Get Involved - Volunteer for a Committee

Whether you are an HCREC Member or a Concerned Citizen, your participation is needed. Contact one or more Committee Chairs and volunteer.

Committee Spotlight - The Election Integrity Committee

Jeff Lukens, Committee Chair, [email protected]

The Election Integrity Committee has several ways for members and concerned citizens to get involved to ensure fair elections in 2024.

Become a Poll Worker. These are paid positions. You can apply through the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections at:

Become a Poll Watcher. A candidate, political party or political committee may send a poll watcher to a polling place or early voting site to observe and determine if any violations of the elections laws occur. This is a volunteer position. The Election Integrity Committee will provide training in the months preceding the election.

Join election integrity activists across Florida every Thursday at noon as the Florida Fair Election (FFE) team discusses ways to increase election integrity in our county.

Join the FFE Website ( and get involved in working groups focusing on voter rolls, vulnerable voters, and post office and Vote By Mail Ballots.

Join our weekly zoom meeting. We are a grassroots coalition of conservative leaders, organizations, public officials, and volunteer citizens dedicated to securing the legality of every American vote. "Elections Begin at the Local Level" - Make a difference in your community!

  1. ZOOM MEETING: We look forward to seeing you Thursday at Noon EST for our weekly Florida Fair Elections Coalition Call Link to Register for Zoom Meetings (Sign-up then you will get an email with the link you can use every week)
  2. FFE REGISTRATION: Join our Team for County Forums, Statewide Working Groups and Zoom meetings
  3. AGENDA: Link to Agenda
  4. COUNTY UPDATES: We want to hear from County Task Forces. Please email: [email protected] to give an update on what your task force has uncovered and/or accomplished!

Meet Our Treasurer

Gina d’Angelo was very distressed by the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. She fervently believed it was a wake-up call to get more involved and started reading some more books about the political process. “I highly recommend Dan Bongino’s “Follow the Money,” she adds. As a longtime Floridian (over 30 years living here as a resident), Gina also phoned her sister in Michigan, a Republican Party Precinct Committeewoman who encouraged her to take on the same role here in Florida. And Gina was eager to do even more. In December 2022 Gina d'Angelo was elected to a two-year term as Treasurer of the Hillsborough County Republican Party (Hillsborough GOP).

As Treasurer, Gina is responsible for making sure that all of the Hillsborough GOP finances are accurate. She submits monthly reports to federal authorities and quarterly reports to state officials, along with monitoring all incoming and outgoing finances. And, as time allows, Gina helps out the Hillsborough GOP Chair and Committee Chairs with tasks. For example, “I’ve been helping out with the Lincoln Day and Reagan Day Dinners,” she notes. Furthermore, Gina is one of three Republican Area Leaders for the 600 Precincts in Hillsborough County, with the goal of “helping our Republican Precinct Committee Members with anything they need.”

Speaking of finances, Gina stresses this message: “I want to encourage all of our Hillsborough County Republicans to ‘donate local’ and help us elect common-sense candidates. For example, we need to retake the School Board.” Gina urges Republicans to help out locally by going to Hillsborough.GOP and pressing the “Donate Today” button on the Home Page of the website. “You can make it a recurring Monthly entry or a One-time donation,” she points out.


We would like to thank Harry Simon, owner of the International Event Venue, 6463 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, for his generous donation of the Venue for our monthly HCREC meetings.

***Top Photo provided by Don Kruse****
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