Republican Lincoln–Reagan Dinner: A Trump Presidency Celebration Presented To Sold Out Crowd
By Space Coast Daily // February 27, 2018
success was due to Republicans of Brevard uniting to get ready for 2018 midterms
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard Republican Executive Committee hosted the 2018 Lincoln–Reagan Dinner – A Trump Presidency Celebration on Saturday at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne.
The keynote speaker was the dynamic U.S. Congressman Ron DeSantis and Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis was the featured speaker.
The 2018 Lincoln Reagan Dinner was a huge success with more than 360 enthusiastic attendees.
Brevard Republican Executive Committee Chairman Rick Lacey welcomed the guests, followed by a Presentation of the Colors by the Viera JROTC. The national anthem was performed by Olivia Heildeman from Satellite High School and Port Canaveral Commission Chairman, retired Admiral Wayne Justice, provided a stirring invocation.
The event was impeccably organized by Hodgers, including a special recognition of all veterans and elected officials present.
“We are so thankful that the 2018 Lincoln Reagan Dinner was a huge success with over 350 attendees,” said event organizer Susan Hodgers. “This was the first time it was sold out and the success was due to Republicans of Brevard uniting together to get ready for the 2018 midterm elections.”
Hodgers thanked the many sponsors and introduced featured speaker, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis.
Patronis, who grew up working in his family’s successful restaurant business, explained in detail his role as the business manager for the state of Florida and the work that his office does fighting insurance fraud and running the budget. Patronis extolled the success of Rick Scott as governor of Florida, whom he said has reduced the state’s debt to lower levels.
Senator Debbie Mayfield then introduced Keynote Speaker, Congressman Ron DeSantis, who has served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 6th congressional district since 2013. He officially announced his candidacy for Governor of Florida on January 5 and is endorsed by President Donald Trump.
DeSantis spoke at length about the success of President Donald Trump’s first year in office and how the President appreciates the work of the Brevard Republican Party in furthering the mission of the party and tackling the challenges that the country faces.
The more than 360 guests included Michelle and Scott Olson, Ed Dean, Robin Seibold and many other community leaders. Lacey closed the evening, thanking the sponsors and Hodgers for her work in organizing the successful event.
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Some of the goals and objectives of the BREC are:
- Election to office of qualified persons
- Promote an informed electorate through political education
- Increase Republican voter registration
- Seek qualified candidates for local, county, state, and federal offices
- Promote the election of all Republican candidates in the General Elections
- Uphold the principles of freedom, equality, and justice on which the Republican Party and the government of this nation is founded, as set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida.
BREC General Meeting Set For Feb. 13
The next BREC General Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 14 at the Viera High School Auditorium, located at 6103 Stadium Pkwy., in Melbourne. Sign-in and networking begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start promptly at 7 p.m.
The program is yet to be to be announced and new members will be sworn in. Republican guests are welcome, please bring your voter registration card.
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