Polk County Florida Dems News

NAACP Lake Wales Branch dinner, scheduled for Saturday, April 29, postponed

Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The NAACP Lake Wales Branch dinner, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 29, with guest speaker Rep. John Lewis has been postponed due to his schedule in Congress.Plans are being made for him to attend sometime in June or July and notice will be given when those plans are confirmed.Please hold

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DWCF endorses Anne Huffman, candidate for Haines City Commission, Seat 5

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations to Anne Huffman, candidate for Haines City Commission, Seat 5, for receiving endorsement by the DWCF Candidate Screening Committee and the DWCF Board. Ms. Huffman will also be the recipient of a donation by the DWCF Political Committee.      Ms. Huffman will be in a run-off against the incumbent in May, and

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Soto to attend Winter Haven City Commission Meeting

Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Florida Politics

Congressman Darren Soto will be attending the Winter Haven City Commission meeting on Monday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Winter Haven City Hall, 451 Third St., NW.  He will be hearing the vote by the City Commissioners to approve a satellite location for CD 9 office in Winter Haven. All

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Florida Constitutional Revision Commission

Mon, Apr 3, 2017

Dear Florida Democratic Leaders, This year the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) will begin the process of revising and proposing changes to our state Constitution. This happens just once every 20 years. This time around, Rick Scott has made sure that the 37 member CRC serves as a special interest group that

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Democratic Progressive Caucus Passes Resolution in Support of State Attorney Ayala

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Florida Politics

Tampa, FL - Susan Smith, President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, released the following statement: At the annual conference in Tampa this past weekend, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida passed the following resolution in support of Orange/Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala. "State's Attorney Ayala was duly elected by

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Act Now to Stop Medicaid Changes

Sun, Mar 19, 2017

Florida Politics

On February 22, 2017, the Florida House Subcommittee on Healthcare Innovation passed this Memorial calling on the White House to change the current Medicaid system to a Capitulated Block Grant system.  Among other things, this Memorial calls Medicaid a “stigmatizing welfare program” and asks for more (unspecified) freedom to make

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Greg Pilkington Announces for Congressional District 15

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Florida Primary Races

I am happy to announce that I am running as a Democrat for the US House of Representatives in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. I need your help! Like Dr. Kathryn Allen, Candidate for UT, 3rd Congressional District, primary (2018), I am running against a 4-term Republican Congressman that also sits

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Lake Ashton Forms New Democratic Club!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Florida Politics

Congratulations to our Democratic friends in Lake Ashton. They are in the process of getting their club certified by the Florida Democratic Party. After several organizational meetings, with help of the Polk County DEC Chair Shawn Kinsey and Polk Statecommitteeman David Jones, the following are the elected officers of the

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Mayor Andrew Gillum Candidate for Florida Governor

Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Friends -Growing up, my grandmother always told us to go to school, mind our teachers, get our lesson, and bring that education home – for our brothers, our baby sister, and the kids in our neighborhood.She wanted us to know we were responsible for more than ourselves -- we are

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Freeman To Go Another Round With Rooney in CD17

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

U.S. Congressional Offices

North Fort Myers, FL: April Freeman the 2014 and 2016 Democratic Nominee for Congress in Southwest Florida has officially announced, she will go another round against Rep. Tom Rooney for the District 17 seat in 2018.Freeman officially announced her plans to run again during a keynote address she gave Saturday

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Tags: Polk Congressional Disctrics, congress, April Freeman, Tom Rooney

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