Early Voting Start October 27th in Collier

As long as you are registered to vote in Collier County, you can vote at one of the Early Voting locations we have across the county.  Voting times are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Here is a link to the voting locations and estimated time to vote. https://www.colliervotes.gov/Election-Info/Vote-Early

We encourage voters to have a plan when voting during Early Voting. Get a Voter Guide Here. Bring your marked sample ballot with you to help limit time spent in the voting booth and know what voter ID is required when voting in person. Voters who do not provide an acceptable form or identification will be provided with a provisional ballot.

Republican Party of Florida Candidate Update

Chairman’s Message

Governor DeSantis Follows Through on Promise to Relocate Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Governor Ron DeSantis’ message to illegal immigrants who are illegally entering our country is clear: Florida is not a sanctuary state, and Florida will gladly facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants to sanctuary jurisdictions. President Biden needs to do his job and secure the border.

Governor DeSantis is making good on his promise to relocate illegal immigrants to places that welcome illegal immigration with open arms, such as sanctuary cities and states, and they can bear the strain on resources and to public safety that these open border policies bring.

Governor DeSantis requested funds in the state budget to transport illegal aliens to sanctuary states. It’s paid for using interest from federal funds. Meanwhile, Biden used our tax dollars to pay contractors to smuggle thousands of illegal immigrants to our cities in the dead of night for months, and the federal government has completely lost control of the southern border.

 

Florida Ranks Number One in Education Freedom

Governor DeSantis highlighted Florida’s number one ranking in education freedom at the unveiling of The Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Education Freedom Report Card. The report lauds Florida’s dedication to education transparency, regulatory freedom and return on investment, while praising the state’s rejection of critical race theory and championing of school choice and educational savings accounts.

“When other states were locking people down and keeping their kids out of school, we made sure kids were in school because we put their well-being before politics,” Governor DeSantis said. “While states like California, New York, and Illinois that denied in-person education to their children are now suffering from plummeting educational outcomes, Florida’s schoolchildren are thriving because we invest in our students and we empower parents to decide what learning environment is best for their kids.”

Throughout his time in office, Governor DeSantis has made education a top priority. By enshrining parents’ rights, expanding school choice, raising teacher pay, promoting civics education, bolstering workforce education and holding higher education accountable, Florida is leading the way as an educational model for the nation.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/09/09/governor-ron-desantis-highlights-floridas-number-one-ranking-for-education-freedom/

Florida Public Universities Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

Governor DeSantis announced that Florida public universities earned top spots in multiple categories in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.

  • The University of Florida is ranked number 5;
  • Florida State University is number 19;
  • The University of South Florida was ranked among the top 50 public universities in the country at number 42; and
  • The University of Central Florida and Florida International University came in at 64 and 72 respectively.

As of 2021, Florida has been ranked the number one state for higher education for five consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report.

“Florida schools are some of the best in the nation, and these rankings show that our investments in higher education and our focus on providing an affordable, quality education are paying off,” Governor DeSantis said. “I am especially proud that we have not allowed tuition increases since I have been Governor, making higher education in Florida as affordable as virtually anywhere in the nation.”

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/09/14/florida-public-universities-ranked-among-the-nations-best/

 

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Governor DeSantis Again Thanks Florida’s First Responders with $1,000 Bonus

Governor DeSantis met with members of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to deliver $1,000 bonuses that reward our first responders, recognizing them for their dedicated public service.

“Florida supports our first responders because these men and women put on their uniforms every day to serve and protect,” Governor DeSantis said. “These bonuses are a token of our appreciation for the work that they do and the sacrifices they make to keep Florida safe.”

Eligible recipients of the first responder recognition bonus payments are police officers, sheriff’s deputies, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters employed by local governments throughout the state.

Learn more information about the First Responder Recognition Bonuses:  www.FloridaJobs.org/Recognition-and-Recruitment.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/09/12/governor-ron-desantis-awards-recognition-payments-for-floridas-first-responders/

Governor DeSantis Activates the Florida National Guard to Assist the Department of Corrections

Governor DeSantis activated the Florida National Guard to help the Florida Department of Corrections reduce overtime and provide relief for correctional officers on a temporary basis.

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Governor DeSantis approved record pay increases to recruit and retain corrections officers. These historic pay increases and other incentives have shown early signs of success, with a net gain of nearly 640 officers since the conclusion of the 2022 session, compared to a net loss of more than 465 in the same amount of time prior.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/09/09/memorandum-executive-order-22-213-activating-florida-national-guard-to-assist-the-department-of-corrections/

Senator Rubio Ad: Val Demings Would be the Most Liberal Florida Senator Ever

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AG Moody Collects Devastating Evidence of Biden’s Plans to Immediately Release Masses of Illegal Immigrants into U.S.

Attorney General Ashley Moody continues to obtain devastating evidence of President Joe Biden’s failed immigration policies. Through aggressive litigation efforts, AG Moody’s office obtained a memo outlining the federal government’s plan to simply mass-release immigrants into the United States once Title 42 is repealed.

During the Attorney General’s Office deposition of U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, the chief testified that he had never before, during a 31-year career, seen or issued an order like the emergency memo.

“The Biden administration’s failed immigration policies are disastrous. Expecting to be overrun, Biden’s Border Patrol drafted a plan to hunker down and allow inadmissible immigrants to flood into the country,” Attorney General Moody said. “But for the efforts of our office and other responsible-minded, public-safety oriented attorneys general, Title 42 would have been repealed and Biden would have released untold thousands of additional immigrants into the interior of our country — outrageous!”

Read more: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/967FAEA6A500F3DC852588BC00535F64?Open&

Watch deposition comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If6NtwjbtZU

CFO Patronis: “Not On My Watch.”

Releases Bill to Yank Licenses from IRS Vendors Who Discriminate

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis released draft legislation this week for the upcoming legislative session to take the licenses of IRS vendors who discriminate. The legislation would establish anti-discrimination provisions on state licensed debt collectors.

“With 87,000 new IRS personnel, there is absolutely no doubt that some of those new agents are going to target Floridians based on their political beliefs, and it’s likely they could hire state licensed debt collectors to go after you,” CFO Patronis said. “Not on my watch. If a debt collector wrongly discriminates against, or targets, Floridians based on their political affiliation, ideology, viewpoint or conduct, we’ll yank their license to do business in Florida.”

Read more: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/sitePages/newsroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=6268

LG Nuñez on Newsmax: A Pedophile is a Pedophile

Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Núñez told Newsmax this week that the push to rebrand pedophiles as “minor-attracted persons” is “disgusting” and Florida won’t stand for it.

“A pedophile is a pedophile and they’re a pervert, and so that’s what we need to refer to them as,” she said. “There is no wokeism in our book that is going to allow a pedophile to be cast in a positive light.

Watch here: https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/jeanette-nunez-florida-pedophiles/2022/09/12/id/1087062/

 

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Keeping Florida Red in General Election

Chairman’s Message:

Looking Forward to Keeping Florida Red

Friends,

My enthusiastic congratulations to the Republican nominees on their primary victories! This is validation that voters throughout our great state understand and value Governor DeSantis’ message of freedom and opportunity for all Floridians.

This would not have been possible had it not been for our terrific volunteers and supporters who made calls, knocked on doors and helped raise awareness of the particular importance of these elections.  We made decisive gains in school board races, ensuring that parents rights are respected and children will not be indoctrinated.

Now, we must join together in unity and continue the momentum toward November, when Florida has another chance to ensure our conservative values carry through to every local, state and national office.

Under the bold leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis and our legislature, Florida is the number one state in the nation for people from other states to move to. His courageous refusal to bow down to liberal woke policies and stifling liberal lockdown mandates kept Florida schools open, businesses thriving and our communities safe.

I can’t stress enough how vital it is that we re-elect Senator Marco Rubio and elect Republican candidates up and down the ballot. The only way to stand up to Joe Biden’s destructive immigration, disastrous fiscal and weak global policies is to elect Republican candidates who will not compromise the values upon which our country was founded.

Florida is the envy of the nation with great congressional, state house and senate candidates who have our backs in defense of individual liberty. We will work hard to ensure that Attorney General Ashley Moody and CFO Jimmy Patronis are re-elected and that Wilton Simpson becomes the next Florida Commissioner of Agriculture!

We have the extraordinary opportunity to turn the tide in Florida and the nation. I am excited for what’s ahead and am counting on all Republicans to join me in doing their part to Keep Florida Free.

Onward to Victory!

RPOF Chairman Joe Gruters

 

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Watch GOP’s New Defund Charlie Ads

The Republican Party of Florida is running a television and digital advertisement spotlighting Charlie Crist’s record of partnering with Joe Biden to implement a destructive policy agenda that is hurting our country. Visit defundcharlie.com for more information about Charlie’s dangerous record.

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Led by Governor DeSantis, Republicans Flip School Boards Across Florida to Conservative Control

Florida Republicans had a huge night Tuesday, winning a whopping 25 of 30 school board races with candidates endorsed by Governor DeSantis, making school districts throughout Florida more in favor of pro-parental rights and anti-woke indoctrination policies.

Some of the biggest wins were in Miami-Dade County where two candidates endorsed by Governor DeSantis won, flipping the board and making it the largest district in the nation governed by a conservative majority. In Duval County, where both candidates supported by Governor DeSantis won and flipped the School Board to a conservative majority 4-3. And in Sarasota County, where all three school board candidates endorsed by Governor DeSantis won convincingly, the board flipped from a 3-2 liberal majority to a 4-1 conservative majority.

Republican voters turned out en masse even without a gubernatorial primary. About 1.6 million GOP voters cast ballots when the race at the top of the ballot was for Agricultural Commissioner, while only 1.5 million Democrat voters showed up to determine who they would nominate for governor.

Tuesday showed clearly that Florida Republicans are pumped up to re-elect the Governor and Republicans up and down the ballot to turn Florida red across the state and in Congress.

Governor DeSantis Launches Keep Florida Free Tour

This week, Governor Ron DeSantis, joined by Senator Marco Rubio and other prominent Republican candidates, launched the Keep Florida Free Tour on Primary night in Miami-Dade County, continuing the next day with stops in Seminole, Duval and Hillsborough counties. The tour will rally and unite Republicans for victory in November up and down the ballot to keep Florida RED.

Governor DeSantis Eliminates ESG from State Pension Investments

Governor DeSantis, along with fellow Trustees of the State Board of Administration (SBA), passed a resolution directing the state’s fund managers to prioritize the highest return on investment without considering the ideological agenda of the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) movement.

“Corporate power has increasingly been utilized to impose an ideological agenda on the American people through the perversion of financial investment priorities under the euphemistic banners of environmental, social, and corporate governance and diversity, inclusion, and equity,” Governor DeSantis said. ““With the resolution we passed today, the tax dollars and proxy votes of the people of Florida will no longer be commandeered by Wall Street financial firms and used to implement policies through the board room that Floridians reject at the ballot box.”

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/08/23/governor-ron-desantis-eliminates-esg-considerations-from-state-pension-investments/

Watch the announcement here: https://rumble.com/v1gxaxt-florida-fights-back-against-esg.html?mref=6zof&mrefc=2

Read the resolution here: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/ESG-Resolution-Final.pdf

Governor DeSantis Leads Acquisition of $56 Million to Acquire Nearly 20,000 Acres for Conservation

Governor DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet this week invested $56 million to acquire seven properties across the state that will be designated for conservation. The seven parcels total nearly 20,000 acres, more than 98% of which are within the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a recently designated network of connected lands that are crucial for wildlife habitat.

“Acquiring lands for conservation and recreation is a top priority for my administration,” Governor DeSantis said. “Conservation of these key properties will forever benefit water quality, rare wildlife habitats and corridor linkages, as well as support Florida’s ever-growing economy.”

The purchases and easements include:

  • 768 acres in the Wolfe Creek Florida Forever Project in Santa Rosa County;
  • 376 acres in the St. Joe Timberland Florida Forever Project in Franklin County;
  • A conservation easement covering 11,958 acres in the Horse Creek Ranch Florida Forever Project in DeSoto and Hardee counties;
  • Conservation easements of 3,634 and 615 acres within the Kissimmee-St. Johns River Connector Florida Forever Project in Okeechobee County;
  • A conservation easement of 1,882 acres within the Fisheating Creek Ecosystem Florida Forever Project in Highlands County; and
  • A conservation easement of 663 acres within the Lake Wales Ridge Florida Forever Project in Highlands County.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/08/23/governor-ron-desantis-and-florida-cabinet-invest-more-than-56-million-to-acquire-nearly-20000-acres-for-conservation/

Governor DeSantis Awards More Than $22 Million for Development Projects in 10 Florida Communities

Governor DeSantis this week awarded more than $22 million for community development projects in 10 Florida communities to help communities support economic development and urgent community development needs.

“This $22 million in awards will help 10 communities meet their infrastructure needs and provide long-term services for their residents for years to come,” Governor DeSantis said.

Read more: https://www.flgov.com/2022/08/22/governor-ron-desantis-awards-more-than-22-million-for-community-development-projects-in-10-florida-communities/

Val Demings: Blame America First Radical Rubberstamp

AG Moody Warns of Deadly New Drugs as College Students Return to Campus

As the fall semester begins in Florida, Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning college students about new, deadly drugs flooding the black market. Fentanyl is now the number one killer of adults between the ages of 18 and 45. While this synthetic opioid is often covertly mixed with other substances, it is now being discovered in bright, rainbow colors — raising concerns that it may become more enticing to younger users.

Eutylone, a lesser-known psychoactive bath salt, is also claiming a high number of lives in Florida. The National Institute of Justice reports that Florida accounts for more than 60% of the positive cases of eutylone in the United States. Like fentanyl, it is often being mixed with other illicit drugs and sold to unsuspecting users with deadly consequences.

“As millions of teens and young adults begin another academic year, I want to make sure these students understand the dangers of using illicit drugs,” Attorney General Moody said. “More common drugs like cocaine, meth and ecstasy are being mixed with other dangerous substances and sold to unsuspecting users. So never take an illicit substance and remember that just one pill can kill.”

CFO Patronis: Florida Must Fight ESG Fees in the Insurance Market

Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis said Florida must push back against the movement of “Environmental, Social, and Governance” – known as ESG – which is beginning to spread throughout the global insurance market. The CFO said the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation must assess the role of ESG in insurance markets so Florida can better fight back.

“I believe ESG is un-American because global asset managers are using the woke standards to re-engineer society through billion-dollar industries,” CFO Jimmy Patronis said. “It’s undemocratic. Moreover, it appears it’s not confined to equities alone. It looks like insurance markets are beginning to write coverage based on ESG criteria.”

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez: Florida will Always Fight for Freedom

Lieutenant Governor Nuñez was on the Florida’s Voice news network during a forum in Fort Myers in a far-ranging discussion of Governor DeSantis’ policies. “Common sense prevails over woke nonsense here in the Free State of Florida,” she said.

Watch the entire interview: https://flvoicenews.com/lt-gov-jeanette-nunez-byron-donalds-discuss-how-florida-is-a-beacon-of-freedom-patriot-talk-show/

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Primary Election Results – Now to the General Election

Keeping Florida and Collier County Red – Hats off to the Winners!

Russell Tuff
Chairman, CCCVPAC

Congratulations to the winners of the Primary Election.

Although Countywide turnout was only 29.7%, Republican turnout was 36.4%, beating the Democrat 32.5% turnout. No Party Affiliation and Other only turned out at 12.7%. 35% of the Republican vote came on election day.

With the Primary Election behind us, now is the time to unite. There were many good candidates who put it all on the line, but in the end we can only have one winner in each race, and we are fortunate to have such good candidates. Now is the time for us all to come together to make sure we win every race in November. To not do so is unthinkable.

See below as we highlight the Republican winners from Tuesday’s Primary elections.

The Leftists in our country have inspired a Red Wave of patriots not previously involved in politics. With a united Republican Party, we will be assured of victory in November.

I’m glad to see the CCCVPAC has had over 8,600 sessions on our website and 12,600 page views. They spent just a couple seconds less than four minutes on their visits.

Primary Election Winners

Federal Offices

Our Political Action Committee is not allowed to promote Federal candidates, but we are excited that Congressmen Byron Donalds (District 19) and Mario Diaz-Balart (District 26) won their elections handily to take on their Democratic opponent. Also representing a small portion of Immokalee is Scott Franklin who won and is unopposed.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be taking on Democrat Val Demmings

State Offices

Governor Ron DeSantis will take on Democrat Charlie Crist

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will take on Democrat Aramis Ayala

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis will take on Democrat Adam Hattersley

Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson will take on Democrat Naomi Ester Blemur.

District 80 State Representative Adam Botana will take on Democrat Mitchel Schlayer

District 81 State Representative Bob Rommell – won with no opposition

District 82 Representative Lauren Melo – won with no opposition

Local County Races

Chris Hall

Collier County Commission District 2- Chris Hall Winner

Chris Hall won with a resounding 50.1% of the vote.

Hall had overwhelming support on Election Day with over 60% of his vote total on election day.

Hall had 5,728 total votes out of a total of 11,438.

He will face Democrat Bebe Kanter in General Election.

 

 

 

Daniel Kowal

Collier County Commission District 4 – Daniel Kowal Winner

Danil Kowal won by achieving 42% of the vote total of 10,402. He received 80% more votes than incumbent Penny Taylors.

Kowal will face write in candidate Bill Oppenheimer in the general election day in November.

He received 57% of the vote on Election Day.

Competing against three other candidates, Kowal’s vote total was 4,373 out of a total of 10,402 votes cast.

 

Chris Brown

Collier County Judge Group 3 – Chris Brown Winner

Chris Brown won his race with 52.7% of the vote. On election day he garnered 12,934 votes to his opponents 8,023 to put him over the edge.

Brown won with 35,502 votes to 31,823 for his opponent Pamela Barger

Chris Brown Website

 

 

Jerry Rutherford and Jory Westberry

Collier County School Board District 1 Run Off Winners

Jerry D. Rutherford and Jory Westberry will advance to the General Election in November.

Rutherford attained 44.6% of the vote. On Primary Election day, Rutherford captured more than the combined vote of his two opponents.

Jory Westberry obtained 33.1% of the vote

 

Kelly Lichter and Jen Mitchell

Collier County School Board District 3 Run Off Winners

Kelly Lichter and Jen Mitchell will advance to the General Election in November.

Kelly Lichter received 48.6% of the vote, while Jen Mitchell received 38.2% of the vote.

Jen Mitchell captured the most vote by mail ballots, while Kelly Lichter won the Early and Election Day totals to be the top vote getter.

 

 

Tim Moshier and Roy Terry

Collier County School Board District 5 Run Off Winners

Tim Moshier and Roy Terry will advance to the runoff in the General Election in November.

Moshier captured 39.6% of the vote, while Roy Terry Captured 27% of the vote totals.

CCCVPAC Candidate Ratings

August Primary Election Candidate Ratings

As stated at the origin of the Collier County Citizens Values Political Action Committee (CCCVPAC) was formed to ensure Florida remains red with Republican leadership. We based the ratings on how we believe the candidates embrace our values, which are: U.S. Constitution, Limited Government – Home Rule, Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise, Fiscal Responsibility, and Equality. These values are more fully described on the bottom of our website Home Page.  are shown on the bottom of the home page of this website.

CCCVPAC does not intend to endorse candidates, but rather to educate the voters by providing information on how we believe they embrace the values stated above.

There were 9 committees set up to review questionnaires and interview the candidates and their recommendations were forwarded to the CCCVPAC Board for final rankings.

Our State Representatives have no challengers for the Primary elections, so those candidates are not included in these ratings. In addition, many nonpartisan races will not be held until the General Election so those candidates also are not included in these ratings. We aren’t allowed to weigh in on Federal offices per our charter.

Below are the ratings for the Primary Election:

Collier County Commission District 2

(Closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans can vote)

The two top rated candidates were Reg Buxton and Chris Hall. Buxton received the highest rating based upon his long-term track record in the Republican Party, and his vast experience and contributions to the local community in many capacities. Chris Hall, although new to the area (registered to vote in Collier in 2019) did display strong support for our values.

Gerald Lefebvre also is in the race as a Republican but registered no votes positive or negative.

Candidate Nancy Lewis refused to be interviewed and was disqualified from consideration.

Reg Buxton Website

Gerald Lefebvre Website

Chris Hall Website

Collier Commission District 4

(Closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans can vote)

The top two rated candidates are Michelle McLeod and Daniel Kowal. McLeod has demonstrated adherence to Republican values in past roles, and has been highly engaged in various efforts to improve our community. Daniel Kowal has also served our community admirably for many years and espouses strong support for our values.

Candidates Penny Taylor and Daija Hinojosa refused to be interviewed and were removed from consideration.

Michelle McLeod Website

Daniel Kowal Website

Michelle McLeod

Daniel Kowal

Collier County Judge Seat 2

Both candidates Pamela Barger and Chris Brown are rated as sharing our values. Chris Brown was given the higher rating.

Chris Brown Website

Pamela Barger Website

Chris Brown

Pamela Barger

Collier County Schoolboard District 1

Although Kimberly Ann Boobyer and Jerry Rutherford both share our values, Kimberly Ann Boobyer receives the top rating.

There was concern about the physical stamina of Jerry Rutherford to undertake a board position.

Candidate Jory Westberry did not answer in a satisfactory manner in order to be considered

Kimberly Boobyer Website

Jerry Rutherford Website

Kimberly Boobyer

Jerry Rutherford

Collier County School Board District 3

This was a difficult race to rate. It was determined Jana Greer, Kelly Lichter and Jen Mitchell all support our values, and we were unable to rate one above the rest. Kelly Lichter was ranked lower than the other two based upon past behavior in School Board meetings, excessive legal procedures against anyone challenging her positions, and public appearances.

Jana Greer Website

Kelly Lichter Website

Jen Mitchell Website

Jana Greer

Kelly Lichter

Jen Mitchell

Collier County School Board District 5

This was another difficult race to rate. Three candidates, Timothy Moshier, Ana Turino and incumbent Roy Terry all indicated support for our values, but we feel that this might be a good time to bring a new person with a fresh outlook to the office. Jackie Keay, who is also a candidate in district 5, did not answer the questionnaire. It was noted that our ratings team was not favorably impressed with Mr. Moshier’s performance at certain candidate forums.

Tim Moshier Website

Roy Terry Website

Ana Turino Website

Tim Moshier

Roy Terry

Ana Turino

 

2022 Primary Election – What you need to know

Note – Be sure to check with the Supervisor of elections to make sure your information is correct so you will get your absentee ballot. Your vote-by-mail ballot cannot be forwarded. 

Check your voter status by clicking here

Things to Do Right Now

Here are a few things you should do right now:

Request a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot if you will not be in town to vote in person or prefer the convenience of voting from home. You can do it online by answering a few questions and then printing out, signing, and mailing in a form. Or you can request a paper form to fill out from the Supervisor of Elections office by calling (239) 252-8683 or by emailing SupervisorofElections@colliergov.net.

What will be on the ballot?

View the Collier County Republicans on Ballot Here

From the Collier County Supervisor of Elections and Florida Department of State websites, the following offices — if contested — will be on the Collier County primary election ballot:

  • U.S. Senate: 1 senator
  • U.S. House: representatives for Districts 18, 19, and 26, based on the newly-drawn congressional district in which you live (map here)
  • Florida Governor, Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture (elected by all voters statewide)
  • State Senate: 1 state senator (all Collier County voters live in the newly-drawn Senate District 28 – map here)
  • State House: representatives for Districts 80, 81, and 82, based on the new state House district in which you live (map here)
  • County Commission: representatives for Districts 2 and 4, based on the new county commission district in which you live (map here)
  • School Board: representatives for Districts 1, 3, and 5 (elected by all voters county-wide)

Other Non-Partisan Races such as Mosquito Control District and Fire Commissioners will be on the November ballot

Judicial Elections

In addition, there will be certain judicial offices on the ballot. Unlike the above positions, the qualifying period for the offices of state attorney, public defender, justices of the Supreme Court, and judges ended on April 29. So we already know which of them will be on the ballot.

Specifically, five incumbent State Supreme Court Justices and eight Second District Court of Appeals judges will be on the ballot for merit retention votes. One Collier County judgeship will also be on the ballot.

Unopposed incumbents who will be considered elected at the General Election are 20th Circuit State Attorney Amira Fox, 20th Circuit Public Defender Kathy Smith, and 20th Circuit Judges Shannon McFeeJames ShenkoNick ThompsonRamiro MañalichAlane LabodaJames SloanKyle CohenLauren BrodieRobert Branning, and Gilberto Perez.

Details on Voter Schedule

Voter Registration Deadline/Book Closing: July 25

Vote-by-Mail Ballot Mailings: July 9 (UOCAVA)/July 14-August 15 | Ballot Request Deadline: 5 p.m. on August 13

Early Voting: August 13-20  10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Election Day: August 23

During the Primary Election, electors will vote for state and federal representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, the Governor, State Cabinet Members, United States Senators, Representatives in Congress, State Representatives, State Senators and County Commissioners will be on the ballot.

The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November.

Voters may also see non-partisan races including judicial candidates and candidates for school board depending on their jurisdiction.


FLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE

Florida is a Closed Primary state. This means that only voters who are registered members of a political party may vote for their respective party’s candidates in a Primary Election. Voters without party affiliation are not eligible to vote for party candidates and voters who belong to a minor party can only vote for party candidates if those candidates are on the ballot in accordance with Florida Statute 101.021.

To make changes to their party affiliation, voters must notify the Supervisor of Elections office by completing and signing a new voter registration application form or other signed written notice that contains your date of birth or voter registration number. You cannot change your party at the polling place. To be eligible for a Primary Election, a party change must be made at least 29 days before the Primary Election as addressed in Florida Statute 97.1031.

Universal Primary: a universal primary is a contest in the Primary Election in which all candidates have the same party affiliation, but will not see opposition during the General Election. During a universal primary, all qualified electors may vote regardless of their party affiliation.

Update on Republicans and DeSantis Campaign

Sunday, May 8th marked exactly six months from Election Day 2022 and Governor DeSantis’s campaign continues to move full steam ahead!

Last week, Governor DeSantis signed the largest tax relief package in Florida history, reaffirmed his commitment to combatting red tide and investing in Florida’s beaches with nearly $14 million in funding to support red tide research and innovative mitigation technologies, and signed a record $30 million in funding to protect Florida’s manatees.

The campaign also announced a $5.3 million Hispanic media reservation because as Joe Biden and the Democrat Party continue to lose their footing with the Hispanic community, Republicans are gaining and growing. Spanish-speaking Hispanics in Florida and across the country are moving toward Governor Ron DeSantis because of his emphasis on economic opportunity, education, public safety, and other family-focused policies.

Republicans in Florida are energized like never before and as of this week, Republicans outnumber Democrats by over 133,000 registered voters.

Show your support for Governor DeSantis’s freedom agenda by signing our exclusive card HERE. We’re showing the Governor all the signatures from supporters at the end of May, so be sure to sign it before it’s too late!

Freedom Thursday with Senator Norm Coleman

Freedom Thursday – Keeping America Strong, Free and Prosperous

Joey D’s Restaurant – Green Tree Shopping Center

6 to 8 pm

2356 Immokalee Road | Naples, Florida 34110

Host Brendon Leslie – MC Rick Rice – Music by Jason Beal

Includes food, beer, wine and soft drinks

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Norm Coleman

Join Us Thursday, March 31 for Freedom Thursday

Senator Norm Coleman dedicated more than three decades to public service. He was a student activist in the 1960s, Minnesota’s chief prosecutor and Solicitor General in the 1970s and 1980s, and Mayor of St. Paul in the 1990s. He represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate from 2003-2009. In 2011, Senator Coleman returned to his legal career, as Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells.

During his six years in the U.S. Senate, Senator Coleman served on the prestigious Foreign Relations Committee. He was Chair of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee and ranking member of the Near East subcommittee, working to foster closer ties with our hemispheric neighbors and protect America’s interests in the crucial Middle East region.  Senator Coleman also Chaired the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Under his leadership, the Subcommittee identified more than $80 billion in waste, fraud, abuse, and potential taxpayer savings. He championed UN reform, investigating fraud and abuse in the Oil for Food program and in the North Korea UN Development Program. As Mayor of St. Paul, he had zero tax increases in his 8 years in office, helped start 20 Charter schools and led a revitalization of the Capitol City.

The concept of service is close to Senator Coleman’s heart; he is active in a variety of political organizations and nonprofits. Senator Coleman serves as National Chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition.  He is the Chairman of the Congressional Leadership Fund, an independent expenditure “super PAC” whose mission is to regain and expand the House Republican majority.  He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the American Action Network, a center-right “action tank” and sits on the Board of the Network’s sister organization, the American Action Forum, a forward-looking policy institute dedicated to keeping America strong, free, and prosperous.  He is currently Co-Chair of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and served for nine years on the Board of the National Endowment for Democracy.

About Brendon Leslie

Brendon Leslie

Brendon Leslie is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Florida’s Conservative Voice. He left his job as a reporter in mainstream media because he was fed up with the fact that someone else was always behind the scenes, pulling the strings.

His goal as an independent reporter based in Florida is to deliver the truth about both national and local stories that the mainstream media refuses to show. With no boss pulling the strings, Brendon’s highest priority is to maintain the trustworthiness and independence of Florida’s Conservative Voice.

About Rick Rice

Rick Rice and Nancy

Rick Rice is a Ravid Republicanran for the MN House in 2010 in a blue town where he got his ass kicked 65 to 35%,

  • Appointed the Co-Chair of the Elephant Club of MN from 2014 – 2016
  • Elected National Committeeman of the Republican Party of MN serving 2016 to 2020
  • Reappointed Co-Chair of the Elephant Club of MN from 2018-2020
  • He has a 32-year-old son who has served in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq as a Crew Chief on a Black Hawk Medi-Vac for the MN Army National Guard and is still serving his country today.
  • He is married to Nancy & they moved to Estero in June of 2020
  • Rick is fond of saying “I’m so happy to be in Florida” I wish there were two of me!

 

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Rally for US Senator Marco Rubio

Help us Keep Florida Red

Join us Friday, March 11th, 4 pm, at the VFW Post 7721 to have a Q & A with US Senator Marco Rubio. Limited to the first 200 Registrants.

Stay for VFW for Fish Fry – $15 payable at the door

Live Music by Jason Beal

Here is a chance to hear from US Senator Marco Rubio as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere.

When Marco Rubio was first elected to the United States Senate in 2010, he set one objective for himself while in office: to help bring the American Dream back into reach of those who feel it is slipping away. That’s the goal line Senator Rubio strives toward with each new legislative effort, and it’s the measure he uses to keep score.

Senator Rubio is passionate about the American Dream because he’s lived it himself. His parents came to America from Cuba in 1956 and earned their way to the middle class by working humble jobs. Through their loving and powerful example, he learned the importance of work and family, and came to realize that all things are possible in America. Now more than three years into his second term, he continues that important work to make the American Dream achievable for all.

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