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
County Commissioners to Address Suwannee County Republicans
 
We have some exciting news!  As you know the Suwannee GOP has been very successful in electing Republicans to office since 2010.  We now have a Republican majority on the Board of County Commissioners among our many successful victories!
 
Part of the process of electing quality government officials is keeping a watchful eye on their progress in the seat in which they have been elected to represent the people.  We have such that opportunity next Thursday, at our monthly Republican Executive Committee meeting! Our four Republican County Commissioners will be speaking at our August 7th meeting in the Live Oak City Hall.  This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the progress our Commissioners have made in growing our community, as well as reigning in wasteful spending.  They will be able to address some issues you either didn't quite understand and answer questions you may have regarding votes they have made.  
 
In addition to our BoCC, a representative from the Pam Bondi for Attorney General will be joining us and update us on what she has been up to while holding her office and how her re-election campaign is progressing. 
 
This will prove to be a very informative meeting you won't want to miss! As always,  the meeting will begin at 7:00.  Hope to see you there!!
 
Sherri Ortega
Chairman     

 

 
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.

 
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