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
Good Morning Suwannee GOP!

I trust all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Aren't we blessed to live in the most amazing country ever created by God?  I know this is an understatement, but we really do have so much for which to be thankful.
I wanted to make sure to remind you, that due to all of our hard work during the campaign season, we are going to skip our December meeting.  We will resume our monthly REC meeting on January 8, 2015...same time, same place.  I don't know that anyone else has even dared to look at the 2015 calendar yet, but the first Thursday in January 2015 is January 1st. the spirit of the New Year Holiday we will just move our meeting back a week.  I will send out another reminder on the date change shortly before Christmas. 
RPOF is gearing up for their election of officers later in January.  Please keep all of the candidates, as well as the County Chairmen and State Committeemen/women in your prayers, as they discern the direction of our Party.  Each of the candidates has a vision and a plan to lead us to victory in 2016; but the real decision to be made is which vision and plan is strongest and most likely will bring Florida back into the Red State we once were.  
In the Presidential Election, it is imperative Florida goes Red in 2016.  We need leadership, who is truly ready and seriously devoted to growing and educating our whole state and not just targeting the counties with a larger voting populace.  When it comes to GOP victories, too many of these elections have been pushed over the top by our North Florida rural counties to be taken for granted or overlooked any longer.  
So again, I ask for your prayers during this time, that we elect a Chairman for our Party that has the qualities, the strength, the passion and the heart of a leader, a leader that will lead us to VICTORY!
May God bless you all during this Holy Season!
Sherri Ortega - Chairman
Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee





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This is a report of how many people have voted in the 2014 General Election as of
November 1.  I am thrilled that almost 75% of the Republican absentee ballots have
been returned.  I am praying anyone who has not already put their absentee ballot
in the mail, will consider hand delivering it to the Supervisor of Elections Department
on Pine Avenue (across from the Tax Collector’s office).  Also, if you think you may
have NOT signed your absentee ballot you may want to double check with the Elections
Dept., as ballots which are NOT signed will NOT be counted. 

We have already had over 23% of our fellow Republicans show up and vote during
Early Voting.  Thank you for being so engaged in the future of our state and ultimately
our country.

From RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

Election Day is only 33 days away, and early voting has begun in some states. Many have labeled this midterm election a referendum on the policies of President Obama. In many ways it is. And if you asked the country, most people would say they know our party opposes many of those policies.  We oppose them because we know there’s a better way. Republicans have new ideas to solve the country’s problems...bottom-up solutions founded in the free market, compassion, responsibility, and the idea that America is headed for better days.  So before November, I wanted to take a moment, cut through the noise, and talk about what’s driving the Republican Party.

People know what we’re against.  I want to talk about the things we’re for.  Our overarching vision is a country that offers equal opportunity for everyone.  In pursuit of that vision, our party’s three core values have long been a strong economy, a strong society, and a strong defense. The Principles for American Renewal, which I’m outlining today, fit into those three
categories. They represent ideas from across our party.  These 11 principles unite us as a party and inform our policymaking, whether you’re running for governor in New England or Congressman in the South or state house in the West.  These principles cover 11 vital topics: jobs, spending, healthcare, our veterans, national security, education, poverty, values, energy, and immigration.  But the first principle is about the Constitution.


October 2, Meeting
Our October REC meeting is this Thursday evening.  This will be the last meeting BEFORE 2014 Election. Our local Republican candidates (Representative Elizabeth Porter and County Commission District IV Candidate Kin Weaver)  will be giving us a Campaign Trail Updates.  In addition to these two awesome candidates, we have Representative Dennis Baxley, who will be speaking to us.  Representative Baxley wants to talk with us about some very serious ramifications of the loopholes in the proposed Amendment 2 (aka the Marijuana Bill), as well as give us some insight into what a Florida will return to without a Governor Rick Scott.  Representative Baxley has served under both men as they served as Governor of Florida and can give us first hand knowledge when it comes to discerning who would be best to serve as Governor for the next four years.   
We have some voting to do with regards to campaign contributions to our candidates, so it is imperative we have a quorum or we cannot help get our candidates get elected.  We are also in need of some more desserts for our Pork & Tea Rally, so please if you or someone you know can help us with this, call the office or let us know at the meeting. 
Thank you so much for your continued service to the Suwannee County Republican Executive Committee this past year. Let's keep up the great work we have become accustomed to in Suwannee County. We are so close to the finish line for this Election Cycle and I know you are weary...but, at least for now, you can rest in the knowledge that we are making important and noticeable changes in how we do business in Florida, and more specifically in Suwannee County, each and every election.  LET'S KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!
See you at the meeting!
Sherri Ortega
Chairman - Suwannee County REC    


North Central Florida Tea Party Hosting Amendments to the Florida Constitution Discussion.
North Central Florida Tea Party Hosting Amendments to the Florida Constitution Discussion. 

This week, The North Central Florida Tea Party will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Jackie Taylor Building.

This meeting will focus on the three amendments that will be on the ballot in November.  Dan Peterson of Coalition for Property Rights will speak on  Amendment 1.  State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister will speak on Amendments 2 and  3.  We strive to furnish the information that will help us make the best  decision on Election Day.  October meetings will be dedicated to the local candidates.

Directions to the Jackie Taylor Building: 128 SW Birley Ave. Lake City.  This is on the corner of Birley and U.S. 90; approx. 3 miles west of the I-75 interchange in Lake City.  For more information, call Sharon 386-935-0821 or go to:


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