A Letter from Scholarship Recipient Matthew Boggan

Matthew Boggan

Dear Men’s Club Board of Directors,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for your generous support of my education over the past two years. As a recipient of your scholarship at FGCU, I am thrilled to share that I have recently graduated with my Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. Last year, I proudly earned my Bachelor’s in Business Management from FGCU Honors College as well. Staying connected in Collier County, I am a proud Class of 2024 graduate of Associate Leadership Collier.

Receiving your scholarship for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees has been an incredible honor, and I cannot thank you enough for believing in my potential and supporting my academic journey. Your generosity has made a significant impact on my life and career aspirations. During my time at FGCU, I had the privilege of serving as President of the College Republicans/Conservatives for the past two years. It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I am proud to say that the club has been turned over into great hands, ensuring its continued success and growth.

As I transition from student life, I am excited to announce that I am now working on multiple campaigns in Collier County this election cycle, striving to get good Republicans elected. Additionally, I serve on the Board of Directors of the Naples Reagan Club & East Naples Civic & Commerce. It is an exciting and rewarding endeavor, and I am committed to making a positive difference in our community.

Thank you once again for your unwavering support. It was a pleasure seeing most of you at your last meeting this month, and I look forward to staying connected and contributing to our shared goals.

Warmest regards,

Matt Boggan

Men’s Club Name Change – The What For?

 

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Background

Politics in the United States has grown increasingly contentious, with extremists widening divisions in a country once celebrated for its tolerance of diverse opinions. Regrettably, the Republican Party has not been immune to this trend. It is with a sense of solemnity that I convey this message.

As many of you are already aware, the Republican Men’s Club of Collier County has undergone reorganization, now operating under the new name Men’s Club of Collier County, Inc., and conducting business as The Right Men’s Club. Many of you have already received updated name tags reflecting this change.

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History

For over two decades, our club has taken pride in hosting influential speakers who champion Republican values. We’ve provided a forum for like-minded individuals to convene, nurturing shared beliefs and actively advocating for conservative principles at both local and national levels. Moreover, unable to make significant political contributions, we’ve directed our funds towards scholarships for deserving conservative students in Collier County and organizations assisting local veterans.

Logic of Decision

The decision to reorganize our club, freeing it from dependence on CCREC charter approval, stems from recent actions by our local Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC). Last year, the CCREC, along with similar committees in other Florida counties, sought to exert control over all aspects of our activities, including mandatory financial contributions. This move prompted us, along with the other Republican-chartered clubs in Collier County, to reorganize independently.

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Painful Consequences

The newly adopted rules empowered only three designated CCREC members to remove elected club officers, revoke charters, and seize club funds without any avenue for appeal. This power grab threatened to stifle diverse opinions, ultimately weakening our Party.

In response to pressure from the CCREC and other RECs, the Republican Party of Florida altered charter rules last November, mandating compliance with CCREC directives. These constraints left little room for inclusion of diverse viewpoints, jeopardizing the future of our programs and the growth we’ve experienced over the past six years.

The Future

While our new club name may not include “Republican,” rest assured, we remain committed to upholding the Constitutionally Conservative Principles we’ve always championed. We’ll continue providing quality speakers, organizing gatherings, and supporting worthy causes, albeit under a slightly different name.

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We sincerely hope to retain the support we’ve enjoyed for many years. Our all-volunteer board and officers remain steadfast in their commitment to deserving that support.
Sincerely,

The Board of Directors of the Republican Men’s Club of Collier County, and

The Board of Directors of the Men’s Club of Collier County, Inc., operating as The Right Men’s Club

Republican Surpass 900,000 voter Registration in Florida and Flip another County Red

We now have a 900,000 Republican voter advantage. In less than 4 years there has been a shift of over 1.1 million voters towards our Republican party!

Madison County is the latest Florida county to flip in favor of Republicans, handing the state GOP a plurality of registered voters in 57 of Florida’s 67 counties.

The Florida GOP’s latest feat occurs just as Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Florida on Wednesday.

The flip also comes shortly after the Florida GOP broke a historic 900,000 voter registration lead statewide, and just days after party Chairman Evan Power hosted an event in Madison to register GOP voters.

“Kamala steps foot in Florida and another county turns RED!” the Florida GOP said. “Maybe Kamala can explain why Florida Dems are fleeing Biden’s failed policies. A once Blue state now has over 900,000 more registered Republicans than Dems.”

The Republicans trailed Democrats in 2020 by more than 100,000 voters – marking a shift since then of over 1 million.

Democrats now only have a plurality in 10 counties.

The narrowest blue-leaning counties are Hillsborough (D+1.3%) and Duval (D+2.6%), both which include major urban areas of Tampa and Jacksonville, respectively.

Behind those two is Miami-Dade County, which leans blue by registration by nearly 4.8%.

Notable blue strongholds remain in Gadsden, Broward, Leon, Alachua and Orange County, in order of largest to smallest Democratic registration lead.

Make the Republican Party Your Party

The Republican Men’s Club is a social club, which gathers like-minded people to not only socialize, but share and learn from elected officials and knowledgeable individuals hosted as speakers.

The Club under various names has been attracting members, elected officials and speakers for over 20 years. We appreciate each and every one of you who have continued to be active in our Club.

For those Men’s Club members who might wish to be more engaged in the politics and governance of the Republican Party in Collier County, there is an opportunity available with a filing necessary by or before noon on June 14th. Those positions are Precinct Committeewoman or Precinct Committeeman.

Each of the 67 precincts in Collier County is allocated 1 woman and 1 man for every 1000 voters in the precinct. Therefore, precinct allocations vary from 1 man, 1 woman to as many as 7 men, 7 women in the largest precincts.

If you are interested in becoming a representative of your precinct you should download the rules and complete the form by clicking here. Note that the filing requires a Notary Public certification before submittal. We will have a Notary attend our June meetings in order to certify the filing.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Lyster at KCMDL@comcast.net or me at pwgrannis@comcast.net.

Men’s Scholarship Notice

Scholarship Chair Joseph Scheffey

At the May 3 monthly meeting of the Men’s Club of Collier County, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee Joe Scheffey provided an update to the members.

The objective of their program is to encourage students that have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to the community to get involved and understand politics and the political issues currently affecting our citizens under the Constitution.

To that end, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors entering college. As part of the application process, students must submit an essay expressing their point of view and any proposed solutions on a current or recently publicized political issue that affects the rights and responsibilities of the citizens under the Constitution.

Joe described some of the successes with the effort:

  •  This year, 10 students applied, more than double the number from last year
  • The amount of the award was increased from $1500/year to $2000/year. This will be retroactively applied to the students already receiving support in their sophomore, junior and senior years of college
  • There were modestly more individual schools with applicants

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There will be 4 awards this year. This will bring the total number of participating students to 11, with a total budget of $22,000. This compares to 4 participating students and a budget of $10,000 just two years ago. The Committee has refocused it efforts more toward individual students, while de-emphasizing support to other community organizations

These scholarships are in addition to the Club endowment at FGCU, which supports one or more students there.

The Scholarship Committee, including Chair Joe Scheffey, Russell Tuff, Mike Nadolski, Mike Lyster, Erick Carter, and Reg Buxton, recently completed interviews with 4 of the student applicants, with a fifth interview scheduled shortly. Formal awards will be made at the June 7 monthly Club meeting. Thanks to these Committee members for their help and participation!

Joe went on to describe some of the challenges facing the Committee:

  • The Salute To Veterans (STV) Committee organizes and hosts the annual STV event in November, the primary fundraising effort which supports the scholarship program.
  • Every year, the event, typically held at the Naples Hilton, becomes more expensive to host

The STV Committee desires to increase its outreach and support to local veterans’ groups, a noble and appropriate goal.

In order to attract interest from more of the public schools, and generate greater interest generally, the scholarship awards must be meaningful. The goal is to continually increase the annual award amount. Note that the original awards were $500/year per student

What’s Ahead Continuing Progress

With these successes and challenges in mind, the Club Board initiated an effort last year to create a non-profit foundation (so-called 501(c)(3) or similar organization). This could be used for scholarships, veterans outreach, and other worthy efforts supporting the Club’s goals. It would allow contributions from corporate and individual supporters to be tax deductible. For example, an individual making a $1000 contribution would only effectively be paying $630-880, depending on their tax bracket.

The mechanics of creating the Men’s Club of Collier County Foundation has been a long and tedious affair. There is now an opportunity push this effort to completion. It can be expedited by having potential contributors send a pledge letter in support of the Foundation. A caveat with the pledge is that it is only good if the Foundation is officially established in the near future. See a Sample Pledge Letter Here. Return letter via email to treasurer@mensclubfoundation.org, due by June 30.

The Issue

Many conservatives are frustrated with the takeover by the left of policy and operations of our previously trusted institutions. This control is evidenced in the number of contributions to non-profits by liberals. It’s reported that the left has more than 20,000 single-issue nonprofit organizations vs. about 1500 for conservatives. Each year, Democratic nonprofits raise 7 times more money than conservative nonprofits and have 7 times more unique doners1.

As conservative individuals and small businesses upholding the Constitution, we often think, “What can I do to affect change?” Our conservative leaders exhort us to work at the local, grass roots level, as individuals, to make changes. Our scholarship program is an example where individual Collier County conservatives can make a difference!

The opportunity is now at hand. Please support the creation and funding of the Men’s Club of Collier County Foundation. Click Here to get a sample letter

Return letter via email to treasurer@mensclubfoundation.org, or mail to:

Men’s Club Foundation Men’s Club of Collier County. Inc.
2430 Vanderbilt Beach Rd Ste 108 PMB 397
Naples FL 34109

 

 

1 Viguerie, Richard A., “Democrats’ Doners and Donations Dog Conservatives”, Washington Times, April 23, 2024

April President’s Message – We Must Do Better

Russell Tuff President

I want to address a pressing concern that has been weighing heavily on our minds: the disappointing voter turnout in the recent presidential primary. It’s no secret that our community’s engagement in the democratic process fell short of our expectations. However, let us not dwell on past shortcomings, but instead, let us focus on the opportunities that lie ahead.

The upcoming primary election and general election are critical moments for our party and our nation. The decisions made during these elections will shape the course of our future and determine the direction our country will take. But to ensure that our voices are heard and our values upheld, we must rise to the occasion and actively participate in the electoral process.

The low voter turnout in the previous primary is a wake-up call for us all. It highlights the importance of civic engagement and the need for us to take ownership of our democracy. We cannot afford to sit idly by and allow others to dictate the fate of our nation. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to exercise our right to vote and to encourage others to do the same.

So, let us redouble our efforts in the days and weeks leading up to the primary election and the general election. We will continue to reach out to our fellow citizens, educate them about the candidates and issues at stake, and inspire them to cast their ballots.

We all don’t have to agree on a specific candidate, but we do need to go out and vote to ensure a robust and inclusive electoral process.

Together, we have the power to make a difference. Together, we can uphold the principles that have made our country great. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for ourselves and for generations to come.

Thank you for your dedication to our party and our country. Let us go forth with determination and resolve, knowing that our efforts today will shape the tomorrow we envision.

Sincerely,

Russell Tuff

President, The Right Men’s Club

Time to Go Vote

Russell Tuff President

It’s March Madness, and It’s also time to go out and vote. Early voting for Collier County begins Saturday, March 9th. The hours for voting are 10 am to 6 pm daily. During the Primary Elections, you can vote at any of the locations listed below. On election day you must vote in your precinct.

Let’s show all that we care enough to vote and ensure President Biden is shown overwhelmingly as the wrong candidate to lead this country into a brighter future.

Voting: March 9-16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily:

  • Collier County Government Complex – 3311 Tamami Trail, Naples, Naples, FL 34112
  • Everglades City Hall – 102 Copeland Avenue N, Everglades City, FL 34139
  • Golden Gate Community Center – 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116
  • Heritage Bay Government Services Center – 15450 Collier Boulevard, Naples, FL 34120
  • Immokalee Community Park – 321 N First Street, Immokalee, FL 34142
  • Library Headquarters – 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, FL 34109
  • Marco Island Library – 210 S Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
  • Norris Center at Cambier Park – 755 8th Avenue S, Naples, FL 34102
  • North Collier Regional Park – 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109
  • South Regional Library – 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113
  • Supervisor of Elections Office – 3750 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, FL 34104

Come out for some good social fun with your fellow club members on Tuesday, March 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm. We’ll pick up the treats – you buy the drinks. Its at South Street Social in the Founders’ Square at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard.

Legislative Update – Senator Kathleen Passidomo February 2nd

The Florida Senate closed out the fourth week of the 2024 Legislative Session in Tallahassee.

On the chamber floor this week, we passed House Joint Resolution 703, Balanced Federal Budget, and House Joint Resolution 693, Congressional Term Limits, both sponsored in the Senate by Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill). The legislation calls on Congress to convene a constitutional amendments convention to propose term limits and balanced budget amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Term limits and balanced budget requirements have worked quite well here in Florida. These policies help to guard our state against the rampant corruption, abuses of power and excessive spending, all of which we see too often in Washington. Our founding fathers envisioned elected officials as short-term public servants, not lifelong bureaucrats. With these initiatives, Florida is sending a strong message that the federal government must be accountable to the people.

In the Senate Committee on Appropriations, we reviewed our proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. Our balanced budget focuses on infrastructure, prioritizes public school education, provides tax relief and pays down state debt. This year, we’ve also included historic funding to grow Florida’s health care workforce and invest in Florida’s environment and natural resources.

Senate Committees also advanced two bills this week that are important to my Live Healthy legislative initiative. SB 1600: Interstate Mobility by Senator Jay Collins (R-Tampa) and SB 1758: Individuals with Disabilities by Senator Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford) are essential to enhancing accessibility and encouraging health care professionals to grow their careers in Florida.

Nearly halfway through, the 2024 Legislative Session is off to a strong start.

 

Florida Senate Introduces Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025

Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Chaired by Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola) introduced the Florida Senate’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024-2025.

This balanced budget proposal makes significant investments in Florida’s infrastructure, provides record funding for public schools and school choice opportunities, and reaffirms Florida’s commitment to responsible spending.

Additionally, the Florida Senate’s proposed budget emphasizes one of the main reasons why so many new Floridians are coming to our state in droves – the environment. This budget proposal includes over $1 billion for water quality improvements and Everglades restoration, more than $400 million for conservation acquisitions, and $120 million to address flooding and sea level rise. These critical investments will help to preserve the paradise we call home for future generations of Floridians.

The proposed budget also includes critical funding to improve the health and well-being of Floridians across the state. Complemented by funding included in the Live Healthy Legislative Package, the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budget includes additional funding to support Florida’s most vulnerable – our children, elders, and loved ones with disabilities.

Included also is critical funding to support and enhance Florida’s child welfare system and construct our state’s 9th Veteran’s nursing home.
Unlike other states that utilized pandemic funding on recurring expenses that they can no longer afford – Florida focused on one-time generational investments in our infrastructure and economy while maintaining best practices in financial management.

The Senate’s balanced budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 authorizes paying off $455 million in state debt, provides significant tax relief, and sets aside record state reserves.

 

The Florida Senate is Holding Washington Accountable

Thursday, the Florida Senate passed House Resolution 703 and House Resolution 693, sponsored in the Senate by Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill), with strong support.

House Resolution 703 calls on the United States Congress to convene a Constitutional Convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Resolution 693 builds on this proposal and urges Congress to enact Congressional term limits through a Constitutional Convention.

For years, Florida has been the gold standard of governance across the country. While excess spending, career politicians, and ineffective leadership have left Washington helpless – Florida has thrived.  Every single year, the Florida Legislature, in conjunction with the Governor, has been able to deliver tangible results for Florida families. In the 2023 Legislative Session alone, the Florida Senate returned money to families through record tax breaks, funded historic investments in affordable housing and delivered universal school choice to every student – all while maintaining a balanced budget.

Forty-six states have balanced budget requirements and 16 have legislative term limits, including Florida. Both of these measures enhance accountability, improve the function of government, and weaken the influence of dark money special interest groups.

Florida’s resolve to fiscal responsibility and limits on elected terms have propelled our state into a role model of proper governance that has been far too long lacking in D.C.

 

 

Additional Live Healthy Legislation Advances

As part of the Live Healthy Legislative Package, the Florida Senate advanced two critical pieces of legislation to increase access to health care and expand Florida’s health care workforce.

Monday, the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries passed Senate Bill 1600, sponsored by Senator Jay Collins (R-Tampa), with unanimous support. Senate Bill 1600 creates the MOBILE Act, which expedites the issuance of licenses and certifications for health care professionals.

This legislation requires the Florida Department of Health to issue a license or certificate within 15 days of receiving all required documents for out-of-state health care practitioners moving to Florida. This legislation maintains strict qualification requirements for testing, training, and experience.

As our state continues to grow at a record pace, the need for experienced health care professionals becomes even clearer. This legislation empowers seasoned health care practitioners who move to Florida to build their lives and careers in the Sunshine State.

Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy passed Senate Bill 1758, sponsored by Senator Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), with unanimous support. Senate Bill 1758 enhances care for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida.

This legislation slashes bureaucratic red tape and streamlines the application process for individuals with disabilities seeking services from Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities, ensuring that those who need critical care can receive services more efficiently.

Senate Bill 1758 expands support for aging caregivers, ensuring that critical services are provided to a greater number of Floridians without separating families. By lowering the minimum age for a caregiver to receive home and community-based services, Florida is tackling the challenges while empowering families to provide the best quality care possible.

 

 

Affordable Housing Expansion Moves to Senate Floor

Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Fiscal Policy passed Senate Bill 328, sponsored by Senator Alexis Calatayud (R-Miami), with unanimous support. This legislation provides strategic policy enhancements to legislation passed last session, Senate Bill 102 (2023), the Live Local Act.

The Live Local Act, which became law, comprehensively addressed the issue of affordable workforce housing. Through record funding for affordable housing developments, removal of burdensome local regulations that served as a deterrence to building affordable housing, and critical home ownership and rental assistance, Senate Bill 102(2023) empowers Floridians to live local in the communities they serve.

Senate Bill 328 ensures that the Live Local Act is properly implemented in communities across the state, incorporating feedback from all stakeholders to ensure that our local communities can find the right balance between expanding affordable housing opportunities and maintaining the character of their community.

Additionally, this legislation expands tax exemptions for affordable housing developments and provides an additional $100 million in funding for the Florida Hometown Hero Program. This program provides interest-free down payment assistance to income-qualified, first-time homebuyers who live in Florida and work for a Florida-based company.

 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement Measure Passes First Committee Stop

Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice passed Senate Bill 1036, sponsored by Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill), with unanimous support.  Senate Bill 1036 enhances penalties for illegal immigrants who commit felonies in the United States.

The crisis at our southern border continues to grow worse each day, and the Biden Administration’s refusal to acknowledge and address the crisis or even enforce current border policies is only compounding the problem. The Florida Senate has taken a proactive approach to thwarting illegal immigration, stopping the infusion of dangerous criminals and drugs into our communities, and curtailing the horrors migrants face on the perilous journey to our borders.

In the 2023 Legislative Session, the Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 1718 which requires businesses with 25 or more employees to utilize E-Verify, establishes stricter penalties for human trafficking, and provides Florida with the tools to understand the cost that illegal immigration has on our state.

Senate Bill 1036 builds upon this essential legislation passed last session by enhancing felony charges for illegal immigrants who reenter the United States after being deported for committing a felony.

As tens of millions of illegal immigrants flood across our southern border each year, with more than the population of Orlando crossing in the month of December alone, the Florida Senate must work to stop the invasion that is bringing weapons, fentanyl, dangerous criminals and potential terrorists into our communities.  This legislation holds those accountable who enter our country not yearning to breathe free, but criminals who seek to take and destroy.

 

AI Transparency Legislation Advances to Final Committee Stop

Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1680, sponsored by Senator Jennifer Bradley (R-Fleming Island), with unanimous support. Senate Bill 1680 provides transparency and accountability measures for artificial intelligence use.

This legislation establishes the Government Technology Modernization Council that will study and monitor the development and deployment of artificial intelligence systems. This council will also recommend policy proposals to protect the privacy of Floridians, ensure that Floridians are free from discrimination and promote the responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence systems.

Senate Bill 1680 continues the Florida Senate’s crusade to combat the exploitation of children. This legislation strictly prohibits the generation, possession, distribution, or viewing of AI-generated child pornography.

This legislation ensures that the monsters who wish to use AI to exploit and harm our children, families and communities will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Artificial intelligence presents many exciting opportunities for Florida businesses; however, as with any new technology, there are serious risks to the general public that must be addressed proactively. This legislation ensures that Floridians, especially our most vulnerable, are provided with robust privacy protections and shielded from exploitation.

 

Republicans in Florida Grow their Lead Over Democrats

Florida Republicans added over 81,000 registered voters to their lead over state Democrats for December 2023, according to Florida Division of Elections.

As of Dec. 31, 2023, Republicans lead Democrats by 779,701 voters. From November, the party’s lead extended by 81,779 voters. In total, there are 5,141,848 Republicans in the state to 4,362,147 Democrats.

This lead represents the largest single-month net gain since the 2022 election.

However, both parties have lost voters since the end of 2022, Republicans have lost around 183,000, Democrats have lost over 600,000 – a staggering three times more.

As of December 31st, Florida is now 38.5% Republican, 32.7% Democrat and 26.4% No Party Affiliation.

This wide margin comes as the 2024 election year begins, with Republicans having a never before voter registration lead heading into a presidential election cycle.

Former President Donald Trump won Florida by several points in 2020 when Republicans trailed Democrats in registrations by just under 100,000.

He also won the state in 2016 when there were close to 600,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans.

Naples City Elections Update: The Battle Unveiled!

The Naples City elections are set to be a showdown like never before, with candidates revealing their cards and alliances. Let’s dive into the latest updates and intriguing details:

Mayoral Race: Clash of Titans

  • Ted Blankenship: Fearless and self-invested, Blankenship has raised a formidable $34,009.80, including a $15,000 loan from the man himself. With spending at $22,489.22, he’s aiming high.
  • Teresa Heitmann: A self-backed powerhouse, Heitmann storms in with $48,579.74, including a $5,000 loan from her own reserves. Watch out for her strategic moves, having spent $12,687.
  • Gary Price: The financial giant in the mayoral ring, Price is a fundraising maestro with $188,275 in his war chest. With spending at $73,936, he’s playing big in this high-stakes game.

City Council Race: A Symphony of Strategies

  • Berne Barton: With $57,399.86 in the bank and strategic spending at $6,570.24, Barton is weaving a political masterpiece.
  • Garey Cooper: A self-invested visionary, Cooper has put up $1,500 (loan to himself) and strategically spent $1,494. A newcomer with potential.
  • Nicholas M Del Rosso: Maintaining a mysterious silence, Del Rosso keeps his cards close, revealing nothing at this stage.
  • William E Kramer: A financial force to be reckoned with, Kramer boasts $63,875 in funds, having spent $7,069.25 strategically. He’s a key player in the council chessboard.
  • Linda Penniman: A self-supporting dynamo, Penniman has injected $10,200 (loan $9,000 to herself) into her campaign, spending $3,775.95 wisely. She’s making her mark.
  • Tony Perez-Benitoa: With $46,435 in the war chest and strategic spending at $9,636.36, Perez-Benitoa is a strategic player in this political chess game.

Alliances Revealed: United for Change

A game-changing mailer unveils alliances that could reshape Naples City. Gary Price for Mayor has strategically allied with William E Kramer, Berne Barton, and Tony Perez-Benitoa for City Council. A united front against dysfunction.

The Voter Turnout Dilemma

As the battleground heats up, it’s crucial to note that Naples City has seen voter turnout fluctuations, ranging from a mere 28% to a high of 50%. The key to victory? Mobilizing the electorate. This race isn’t just about the best candidate—it’s about getting the voters to the polls.

Stay tuned for more updates as the Naples City elections unfold, coinciding with the Presidential primary election. The stage is set, alliances are formed, and the voters hold the power to shape the future of Naples City!

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