Saturday, October 23, 2021

Caxambas Republican Club’s Guest Speakers

The Caxambas Republican presented their March guest speakers at the Center the Arts on recently. Bob White is a candidate for Florida Governor and Chris Crowley, a candidate for State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Bob White is a 4th generation Floridian, he wants to do everything he can to make sure that Florida is the “best state in the nation to raise a family and start a business.” He refers to himself as “the outsider against the political establishment.”

Bob is Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, (RLCFL) and goes back and forth to Tallahassee during the legislative session. RLCFL bill their Caucus as the “conscience of the Republican Party” trying to get back to its Jeffersonian roots of limited government and more free market. He believes that “Tallahassee doesn’t work well for the people of Florida, but it works extremely well for the political establishment, politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists and special interest, while the business of the people gets lost in the process.”

Bob White’s campaign platform includes meaningful campaign finance reform. He would like to eliminate Common Core and replace it with the basic instructional materials of teaching school children the basics of reading and math. Bob also believes that the Florida Legislature reacted in haste by passing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

“That it was reactionary; put together in haste and was designed to pass; it was done in the passion of the moment upon which the Legislature was forced to do something, anything, just to say you did something.” In 2016, legislation came before the Florida legislation that could have prevented this tragedy from happening, but got no legislative response.

Chris Crowley is a candidate for the position of State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit and is the chief prosecutor for the five county area – Glades, Hendry, Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.

Why is Chris Crowley running? He would like tougher sentences for repeat offenders and tougher sentences for violent offenders. His message for illegal aliens who commit a felony – don’t come crying to the State Attorney’s Office. He would like to provide better training for new prosecutors on how to successfully prosecute a case. For Chris Crowley, it is important for the State Attorney to work closely with local law enforcement.

For background, Chris is an Army Veteran of Operation Freedom holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. He is a VFW Lifetime member, NRA member and serves on the local Military Officers Association of America.

Jennifer Edwards and Bob Rommel will be the speakers for April 24th at the Marco Island Center for the Arts at 5:30-7 PM. Please save the date.

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