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Crist announces regional campaign chairs

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February

“In addition to our strong fundraising support, there is tremendous grassroots enthusiasm for Governor Crist across the state,” said Charlie Crist for Senate campaign manager Eric Eikenberg. “These regional chairs will play a pivotal role in organizing our supporters to spread our campaign’s positive message of less government and more personal freedom throughout their regions.”

See the list below.


Crist Campaign Regional Chairs

Panhandle

Senator Durrell Peaden, Jr. , Okaloosa County - Elected to the Florida Senate for the 2 nd District in 2000, Served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994-2000.

Representative Jimmy Patronis , Bay County - Elected as State Representative for the 6th District covering Bay and Gulf Counties in 2006, Former Member of the Florida Elections Commission from 1998-2003, Member of the Bay County Republican Executive Committee.

Lonnie Hawkins , Santa Rosa County - Member of the Santa Rosa Republican Executive Committee, Former Northwest Republican Party of Florida Field Director, Former District Director for Congressman Jeff Miller.

Tim Norris , Walton County - Former Chairman of the Walton County Republican Executive Committee, Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Walton County Chairman, Former Member of the Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee.

Gina Stuart , Jackson County - State Committeewoman for Jackson County for over 20 years, Member of the Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee, Longtime Republican Party Grassroots Activist.


Northeast

Mayor John Delaney , Duval County - Former Two Term Mayor of the City of Jacksonville.

John Falconetti , Duval County -  Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Duval County Chairman, Former Duval County Republican Executive Committee Chairman, Platform Committee Member at 2008 Republican National Convention.

Marty Fiorentino , Duval County - State Finance Co-Chair for the McCain-Palin Campaign, Co-Chair for the Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign, Former Railroad Administration Chief-Of-Staff Appointed by President George H.W. Bush.

Jim Horne , Clay County - First Ever Appointed Commissioner of Education, Member of the Florida Senate from 1994-2001.

Becky Reichenberg , St. Johns County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate St. Johns County Chairman, St. Johns County Republican Executive Committee State Committeewoman, President of the St. Johns Federated Republican Women.


Tampa Bay

Governor Bob Martinez , Hillsborough County - Former Governor of Florida from 1987-1991, Mayor of Tampa from 1979-1986, Appointed as the Director of the National Drug Control Policy by President George H.W. Bush.

Senator Mike Fasano , Pasco County- Current President Pro Tempore of the Florida Senate, Member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1994-2002, Knights of Columbus Member.

Al Austin , Hillsborough County - Republican Party of Florida Finance Chairman from 1999-2007, Served in Leadership Roles in Every Presidential Campaign in Florida since 1972, Served in Leadership Roles in Statewide Races for Governor and U.S. Senate, Member of the Florida Electoral College in 2000.

Paul Bedinghaus , Pinellas County - President of Scweitzer & Bedinghaus, CPA’s, Former Chairman and State Committeeman of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee, Former Treasurer of the Republican Party of Florida.

Greg Truax , Hillsborough County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Hillsborough County Chairman, Member of the Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee, Member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee.


Southwest Florida

Representative Tom Grady , Collier County - Elected to the Florida House of Representatives for the 76 th District in 2008, Appointed to Governor Charlie Crist’s Transition Team in 2006.

Commissioner Frank Mann , Lee County - Lee County Commissioner for District 5, Lee County Port Authority Commissioner, Member of the Florida Senate from 1982-1986, Member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974-1982.

Commissioner Robert Skidmore , Charlotte County - Member of the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners from District 3, Membership Director of the West County Republican Club.

Carla Dean , Collier County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Collier County Chairman, Current Chairman of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee, Former Vice-Chair of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly.

Eric Robinson , Sarasota County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Sarasota County Chairman, Former Chairman of the Sarasota County Republican Executive Committee, McCain-Palin Sarasota County Chairman, Member of the Robert Morris Society.


Central Florida

Senator Lee Constantine , Seminole County - Elected to the Florida Senate for the 22 nd District in 2000, Member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1992-2000.

Jerry Braley , Orange County - State Committeeman for Orange County, Former Chairman of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee, Member of the Republican Party of Florida Executive Board.

Scott Glover , Brevard County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Brevard County Chairman, Member of the Republican Party of Florida State Executive Committee, Member of the Brevard Republican Club.

Paul Senft , Polk County - Current National Committeeman for the Republican Party of Florida, Member of the RNC Executive Committee, Former Chairman and State Committeeman of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee, Former Polk County Commissioner. 

Jim Stelling , Seminole County - Former Chairman of the Seminole County Republican Executive Committee, Former Vice-Chairman for the Republican Party of Florida, Republican Grassroots Activist for over Three Decades.


South Florida

Senator Rudy Garcia , Miami-Dade County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Miami-Dade County Chairman, Elected to the Florida Senate for the 40 th District in 2000, Member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1994-2002.

Representative Juan Zapata , Miami-Dade County - Elected to the Florida House of Representatives for the 119 th District in 2002.

Commissioner Tom Powers , Broward County - Member of the Coral Springs City Commission, Law Enforcement Officer for over 20 Years.

Beth Kigel , Palm Beach County - Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Palm Beach County Chairman, Member of the Republican Party of Florida Executive Board, Vice-Chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee.

Ed Pozzouli , Broward County - President of Tripp Scott, P.A., Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Broward County Chairman, Former Chairman of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:19pm]

    

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