State Executive Committee Organizational Meeting

The State Executive Committee will convene virtually on January 9, 2021 for the state Organizational Meeting. Only committee members, automatic members, preceding officers and Democratic National Committee members shall be eligible to vote at the Organizational Meeting. Members or their proxies must be present at the January meeting in order to cast their vote.

The State Executive Committee, at its organizational meeting, shall elect a Chair, a First Vice Chair, who shall not be of the same gender as the Chair, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, who shall not be of the same gender as the Secretary, each of whom shall be a current Florida Democrat elected from among the county chairs, county first vice chairs, state committeemen, and state committeewomen, state caucus presidents, Democratic National Committee members, a member of the State or National Party finance committees, or any individual who has held any of the above titles within the previous eight (8) years. Additionally, any person who has served but is not currently serving as a Democratic elected official within the last eight (8) years shall also be eligible. The term of office for those officers elected by the State Executive Committee shall be four (4) years or until respective successors are elected.

The deadline to file to appear on the ballot was 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Candidates may be added or removed pending verification of eligibility. Nominations will also be taken from the floor of the meeting.

State Chair

The State Chair shall be the chief executive officer of the State Executive Committee and shall have the authority and duties implied by such title and expressed or implied by the Charter and Bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party. The State Chair shall have the authority to make decisions between meetings of the State Executive Committee and the Central Committee that are consistent with the Charter and Bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party, Florida Statutes, and Florida Democratic Party policy and shall perform such duties as prescribed by law or
usual to such office.

First Vice Chair

The First Vice Chair shall assist the State Chair and shall have the duties and authority implied by that title, assigned by the State Chair, or specified by the charter and bylaws of the Florida Democratic Party. In addition, when the First Vice Chair is of the opposite sex from the State Chair, the First Vice Chair shall be the designated “Vice Chair” to serve on the Democratic National Committee, pursuant to the Charter, Bylaws, and Rules of the Democratic National Committee. The First Vice Chair shall perform the duties of the State Chair in his or her absence or in the event of a vacancy in the office.

Secretary

The secretary shall be the official record keeper of the Florida Democratic Party and shall assist the State Chair with roll calls, voting tabulations, and membership lists and shall perform other duties as deemed necessary by the State Chair.

Treasurer

The treasurer may countersign checks and shall perform other duties as deemed necessary by the State Chair.

Democratic National Committee Members

Florida will elect 11 DNC Members. DNC Members shall be divided as equally as is practical between men and women. DNC members must be registered Florida Democrats. DNC Members will be expected to attend National Committee meetings. All of the above officers serve on the FDP Budget & Finance Committee and assist the State Chair with fundraising.

Congressional District Chair and Vice Chairs

There shall be a chair and a vice chair, who shall be of the opposite sex from the chair, elected from among the members of the congressional district committee. The congressional district committees shall be composed of the state committeemen and state committeewomen from those counties either totally or partially within a congressional district.

Candidates

State Chair

Nikki Barnes
Wakulla County

Cynthia Moore Chestnut
Alachua County

Manny Diaz
Miami-Dade County

Wes Hodge
Orange County

Ione Townsend
Hillsborough County

First Vice Chair

Joyce Cusack
Volusia County

Phillip Giorno
Volusia County

Judy Mount
Jackson County

Evans Smith
Volusia County

Secretary

Valerie Duhl
Volusia County

Casmore Shaw
Osceola County

Treasurer

Francine Garcia
Lake County

Kristina Renteria
Lake County

DNC Member

Joe Adams
Citrus County

Nadia Ahmad
Seminole County

Carolina Ampudia
Broward County

Willie Anderson
Taylor County

Elizabeth Atlee Hall
Volusia County

Patty Ball Thomas
Leon County

Nikki Barnes
Wakulla County

Michael Bonacolta
Lee County

Michael Calderin
Broward County

Grace Carrington
Broward County

Megan Carter
Osceola County

Ella Coffee
Hillsborough County

Maria Cole
Palm Beach County

Joyce Cusack
Volusia County

Andrew Darling
Orange County

Ben Diamond
Pinellas County

Marcus Dixon
Broward County

Veysel Dokur
Polk County

Valerie Duhl
Volusia County

Patricia Farley-Crutcher
Brevard County

Eunice Garbutt
Lake County

Francine Garcia
Lake County

Hazel Gillis
Duval County

Phillip Giorno
Volusia County

Margaret Good
Sarasota County

Daniel Henry
Duval County

Samantha Hope Herring
Walton County

Ricky Junquera
Miami-Dade County

Thomas Kennedy
Miami-Dade County

Hillary Keyes
Palm Beach County

Vanessa Lester
Hillsborough County

Sandra McClinton
Lee County

Judy Mount
Jackson County

Kevin Parker
Osceola County

Stacey Patel
Brevard County

Sanjay Patel
Brevard County

Bobby Poole
Clay County

Kristina Renteria
Seminole County

Vivian Rodriguez
Osceola County

Casmore Shaw
Osceola County

Sean Shaw
Hillsborough County

Evans Smith
Volusia County

Larry Snider
Duval County

Nicole Soza
Leon County

Marcie Stefan
Alachua County

Cameron Stempel
Palm Beach County

Ione Townsend
Hillsborough County

Andrea Trainor
Palm Beach County

Shawn W. Kinsey
Polk County

Dakin Weekley
Monroe County

Karen Welzel
Polk County

Marian Williams
Seminole County

Laurie Woodward
Broward County

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