Polk Selection Process Announced for FDP 2017 State Convention

Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Florida Politics

Polk County Democrats,

Delegate elections will be held on Monday, September 11th during our DEC meeting.  

Below you will find the attached delegate application form for the Florida Democratic State Convention and information about the upcoming convention.  

FDP 2017 State Convention
The 2017 Florida Democratic Party State Convention will now be held on October 27 through October 29 at a new location:

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830

State Convention Room Block
We have secured a special group rate of $199 per night plus taxes. To make your reservations, please use the link below, or call the Disney Group Reservations Phone Team number: (407) 939-4686.
Reservations Link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/FloridaDemocraticParty2017. 
Qualification of Delegates
All delegates must be registered Democrats in the State of Florida. 
Any registered Democrat may run for a delegate position in the county, where registered.All interested candidates are required to file with their County Chair, Vice Chair, State Committeeman, or State Committeewoman between August 1 and September 11, 2017. 
It is the responsibility of the County Party officers to make delegate filing forms available to any Democrat seeking them during the above-mentioned dates.  

Delegate Fees
A check for $ 60.00(Adults), $40 (Students) and $75 (non-delegate) shall be paid by each delegate to the Polk County DEC.  This check covers the cost of registration ($45) and a $15 surcharge to defray local expenses related to the convention.  The Polk DEC, in turn, will send one check to FDP for the delegation. 

Election of Delegates 
Election of delegates will take place at the September 11th DEC meeting at 6:15 pm in the County Commission Chambers on the First floor at 330 W. Church St., Bartow Fl, 33830.   
If you have a desire to be a delegate, please complete the attached delegate form and bring the form to our September 11th meeting along with your payment.
Democratically Yours,


Shawn W. Kinsey  Chair, Polk County DEC Vice Chair, Florida Democratic County Chairs Assoc. 863-651-1402 

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