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The Republican Party of Polk County, Florida
6039 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Suite 108
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Phone: (863) 899-3843


2018 Election HQ: 


3407 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland 10AM to 3PM


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  • john allen
    commented 2018-08-09 18:27:59 -0400
    Hello, I would like to see if you have a recommended voting list for the upcoming Polk elections and Primary
  • Frank Lovell
    commented 2018-07-19 09:37:54 -0400

    In 1836 Pres. Andrew Jackson ‘removed’ the Native Americans living in the Southeastern states on the Trail of Tears during which a quarter of them died to the Oklahoma Indian Territory.

    1864-1865 House Democrats defeated passage of the Thirteenth amendment to abolish slavery 3 times, it finally passed during the 1865 Lame Duck session when several-defeated Dems switched sides on their way out.

    It was the Democrats who started the Civil War to maintain their southern lifestyle of slavery. It was the Republicans who declared war in their effort to abolish slavery.

    Pres. Woodrow Wilson institutionalized segregation by segregating the Federal workplace; black soldiers in WWI were treated in French hospitals because the army hospitals did not have black wards.

    Under President Franklin Roosevelt Democrats arrested and round up Japanese American citizens and placed them in barbed wire enclosed camps. The Democrats don’t like to talk about their past and don’t want you to be aware of it.

    Now they want to give legal rights and financial support to illegal immigrants, ignoring the rights of the American citizens. They scream about immigrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border. The reality is most children entered this country with total strangers. They want no borders, they want to abolish ICE.

    They say if a conservative judge is appointed to the Supreme Court millions of Americans will die…really, yes they are serious. Although they fail to mention how many have died through abortion. Even if Roe v. Wade were overturned (which is highly unlikely) the right to an abortion would remain a state right. Some states would allow it; some wouldn’t so abortion would still be available. However the Democrats won’t want you to know that.

    They rigged the election against Bernie Sanders (and never denied it), he lost, and Hillary won. They attempted to rig the Presidential election, Hillary lost, Trump won and they have never gotten over it. Now they are in panic mode because their corruption is being exposed.

    The bottom line is this. Do you think the country and its citizens have improved under this President? Forget the talk, the headlines, concentrate on the actions. It’s not about what is said it’s about what is done. We are at war with a socialists left and it is critical that we get out and vote Republican. A lot has been accomplished but a lot more needs to be done so do your part and vote based on facts not talking points.

    Frank D. Lovell Republican Committeeman Precinct 202

    Inverness, FL.
  • Deborah Curry
    commented 2018-07-10 09:05:20 -0400
    Good Morning; Alice Hunt, Chairperson, Polk County Charter Review Commission; would like the opportunity to come to the July 24th meeting at 6:30 to give a brief overview of the ballot language for the 3 items the 2017-2018 Charter Review Commission are requesting an update to The Polk County Charter.
  • Ct
    commented 2018-06-21 18:44:23 -0400
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Of course, thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ number one. Thank you for being obedient and sharing Truth.
  • Terry Clark
    commented 2018-06-12 17:48:33 -0400
    Talking with Becky Troutman today, she thought that the July 4th meeting at her house was on the calendar. I haven’t seen it so she said just email you to get Colette and I on the reservation list. Thank you and let me know if there is anything else we need to do.

    Terry L. Clark
  • Betsy Bolton
    commented 2018-06-08 11:13:24 -0400
    I am new to the area of Lakeland I’m a Republican and would like to know as much information as I can obtain regarding the upcoming Republican primaries in Lakeland thank you Betsy Bolton
  • Big Caine
    commented 2018-04-20 11:23:59 -0400
    I’d rather have unprotecte3d sex with a dozen aids ridden women
  • Big Caine
    commented 2018-04-15 12:13:19 -0400
    I t5hink I found Mr. Marin’s chin under the sofa in the community center
  • Sam Killebrew
    commented 2018-04-06 10:59:42 -0400
  • Vic Anderson
    commented 2018-04-02 16:52:31 -0400
    I want Soto outta here : so, De-Soto the 9th in ‘18 ! Can’t contribute, except topple DEM slogans, gratis
  • Gamal Gasser
    commented 2018-01-03 22:19:01 -0500
    Hello, Greetings,

    Sanow will tell lies. Unless you hear it from Muslims (plz, underscore the s in Muslims), Shareaa Law scare is a fabricated issue.


    God bless America.
  • Lee Roller
    commented 2017-12-19 14:06:06 -0500
    You folks are beyond despicable. A bunch of craven toadies carrying water for the entitled and lying about it to the middle class.

    Don’t forget, the ‘1%’ only cast one percent of the votes. The people you just screwed cast the rest of them.

    See you in November…for the last time.
  • John Carter
    commented 2017-10-21 12:51:26 -0400
    Webpage will not allow access to “Officers” even though I’ve signed up. It always takes me back to the “Sign in” page.
  • Fred Brumm
    commented 2017-07-26 16:07:45 -0400
    Please put on mailing list for events.
  • Amanda Beteille
    commented 2017-06-23 04:24:44 -0400
    We are interested to increase traffic to your website, please get back to us in order to discuss the possibility in further detail.
  • Sean Buchan
    commented 2017-05-10 16:38:52 -0400
    I have some people who are interested in coming to the Executive Committee meeting with me, however they are not registered to vote. Will they still be able to come with me? I am running for Congress in the 9th District against Darren Soto, and they are supporting me. Please let me know whether or not they would be able to join the meeting and possibly register to vote while there.


    Sean Buchan

  • David Kiessling
    commented 2017-04-18 16:49:43 -0400
    I have a limited number of complimentary passes to the upcoming Central Florida Farm Tour for anybody who may be interested in learning more about agriculture in area. The Central Florida Farm Tour will be held on Sat April 22nd from 8am to 1pm.

    Agriculture is a $4.5 billion industry in Polk County that touches almost every public office in the county. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to tour some farms and learn first-hand about some of the challenges and opportunities that face agriculture industry.

    For more details visit

    For tickets contact David Kiessling 863-248-7537 × 3

    Please feel free to forward this to any elected official or individuals considering running for elected office.
  • Maurice Raymond
    commented 2017-02-12 14:43:56 -0500
  • Karen J.D.
    commented 2017-01-25 12:12:32 -0500
    Open Letter to the President and Mrs. Trump

    My dear Mr. President and Mrs. Trump,

    America is in crisis: economically, spiritually, and politically. Who will deliver us?

    Woe unto us for we have changed from a nation of righteousness to a nation of unrighteousness!

    Woe unto us for we have changed from a nation of virtue to a nation of vice!

    Woe unto us for we have changed from a nation of liberty to a nation of license!

    Professing ourselves wise, we have become fools and ruined our nation.

    If we want to make America great again, we must become a true Christian nation again.

    As America’s First Family, you must be the first to humble yourselves and call upon the name of the Lord. America’s First Family must be the first to acknowledge that without Divine guidance our great nation is doomed for destruction. The White House must be known as a house of fervent prayer and supplication. The First Family must openly and unashamedly declare the words of Joshua 24:15, “but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

    We have forsaken the Lord God of our forefathers, which brought us out of the land of Europe; and brought us through starvation, sickness, poverty, wars, and countless other troubles.

    If we want to make America great again, then our nation must return unto the Lord.

    And let it begin in the White House.

    President and Mrs. Trump, unashamedly proclaim: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

    Read the entire letter at Liberty Advocate @

    Respectfully yours,

    Karen Pansler-Lam, J.D.

    Liberty Advocate
  • Bud Ennis
    commented 2017-01-20 18:58:00 -0500
    I will be at the Feb 1st lakeland rpublican Club Luncheon and I will have lunch. Thanks, Bud Ennis.
  • Morgan Polk
    commented 2017-01-03 11:13:50 -0500
    Dear Polk County GOP- My dad, William “Ben” Polk was a Republican Illinois State Legislator from 1972-1984. I have an oak tabletop with Polk carved in it and GOP Elephants embossed on both sides. It was in his office and our home for years. Now it needs a new place of prominence. I live in N. Hillsborough County and will be happy to donate it to the Polk GOP office. I have pictures and its in perfect shape. Please don’t hesitate to call if interested.

    Semper Fi

    Morgan Polk

  • Leisha John
    commented 2016-12-14 17:14:53 -0500
    Dear Ms. Hannifan,

    My name is Leisha John and I’m a South FL resident (Coral Gables) who has voted Republican most of my life.

    I’m writing to ask you what your plans are for the electoral vote on the 19th. You and your peers have a historic opportunity to leverage the power of the electoral college for the good of all humanity. Our forefathers have made this possible.

    Like tens of millions of other Americans, I believe a Trump presidency will do irrevocable harm to our country and planet. His clear disdain for women and minorities, disregard for facts and climate science, massive conflicts of interest, deep connections to Russia, and total lack of judgment (based on his cabinet picks so far) make him extremely dangerous. On a more personal level, as I live in Miami, I’m extremely concerned about climate change and sea level rise. Our economy (real estate and tourism) is at stake. In Florida, we say “the environment IS our economy”. Mr. Trump’s policies and cabinet appointments will surely deliver a devastating blow to our state’s economy and likely an irreversible one.

    YOU and the Electors have the power to stop this travesty.

    I assume you saw the statement from Christopher Suprun, a GOP elector from Texas who will not vote for Trump He and others have offered a compelling solution: pick someone who is not Trump. While I think it would be fair to see Senator Clinton rightfully placed in office, based on her popular vote win, it seems unlikely that GOP electors would make that choice. As such, I will be happy if you choose anyone other than Mr. Trump.

    Can you tell me if you have had any discussions with your peers FL and/or electors in other states (of either party) to explore this option? Also, I hope you have joined other republicans who are asking for information of Russian cyberattacks to influence the American election, and will weigh this evidence before December 19th when you make your electoral pledge.

    I plan on coming to Tallahassee on the 19th to offer my support as a citizen.

    We’re all counting on you.

    Leisha John

    Coral Gables, FL
  • Grant Thormeier
    commented 2016-11-05 09:27:52 -0400
    How can I get a sign for my yard and bumper sticker thanks
  • Frank Orzechowski
    commented 2016-11-02 02:31:59 -0400
    My name is Frank E. Orzechowski and I am an investigative Journalist from Polk County, Florida. The following article appears in today’s edition of the Mulberry Press. I have uncovered a strange anomaly in Florida Politics where there appears to be complete, apathy by various Florida Government Officials with respect to investigating corruption in Polk County Government, this based upon a four part series I recently, published in the Mulberry Press . As today’s article indicates; I think it is appropriate for 2016 Florida Candidates to become familiar with what will surely, be brought to Washington in the near future. Since you represent Florida, whether you become elected or not, I assume you will do your homework.

    For more information, I encourage you or your staff to obtain copies of the Mulberry Press publications related to this investigation. It will reveal how it already, affects Florida Citizens throughout the State. Feel free to contact me at my office at 863-425-1778 or by email, In addition, feel free to forward the enclosed to any party you deem appropriate. Thank you for your time and effort. Good luck in the 2016 election.

    Best Regards,

    Frank E. Orzechowski

    Investigative Journalist

    Polk County, Florida

    Voters Should Vote for Accountability Regardless of Party Affiliation

    I am a registered Independent. I have no direct affiliation with either the Democratic or Republican political party. By nature I tend to be conservative, coming from a family who wasted nothing, participated in strong family interaction and believed the accumulation of goods and services should be earned and not provided by the Government for free. At the same time, I cherish democratic constitutional values, especially, the freedom of speech, human rights and helping those who cannot help themselves. Therefore, by default, it would be impossible for me to be a constituent of just one political party.

    Because of the nature of our form of government, it is imperative we consistently, have opposing parties in order to create legislation and enforce laws which are formulated from the compromise of the two political ideologies. It is for this reason, I believe members of the House & Senate, the President, the U.S. Attorney General in the case of the Federal Government and the members of the House & Senate, the State Attorney General & the Governor of the State Government should be balanced in terms of influence between the two major political parties. Our system of checks and balances requires a near, equal distribution of political party power. This prohibits either party from dominating the process with their party’s ambitions. On November 8, 2016, voters in Polk County, Florida will play a role in determining the next U.S. President, Congressional Representatives in Washington, Representatives in the State Legislature and the outcome of proposed Legislation. Who becomes elected will directly, affect all citizens in our State, not just those in our County. However, what is more prudent for the voter than electing party loyalties is to elect individuals who remember why they were elected and those willingly to listen to their voters after they are elected.

    Through a strange set of circumstances I became involved in a controversy surrounding Florida Government and the unfair treatment of its citizens, mostly, men, with respect to Clerk of Court records vs. innocent victims in Civil Court Cases, a Polk County Sheriff ignoring unethical behavior by one of his detectives, failing to prosecute a Polk County Citizen who presented false testimony in a court of law and in a sworn, written affidavit and a mental health practitioner engaged in unethical practices while attempting to use her state license in a court of law to destroy the reputation of an individual she apparently, was angry with.

    Those of you who read the four part series I published recently, on the case investigation are aware; I requested direct intervention from various branches of our Government in Tallahassee. Some of these included Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General, Rick Scott, Governor of Florida and Celeste Phillip, Florida Surgeon General. One would think; when a well educated, investigative journalist from Polk County requests a liaison from the Government for the purpose of presenting evidence and an investigation from our leaders in Tallahassee, including our local Board of County Commissioners on behalf of all Citizens in Polk County, your elected officials would respond, appropriately. For the record, no government official, either locally, or in Tallahassee has responded, in spite of repeated contact with their offices and representatives. None have returned my calls. Are these the same individuals we elected to represent us?

    When those we elect do not participate in accountability, it is time for change, regardless of party affiliation. I sent a communication to each candidate whose name appeared on the November 2016 sample ballot provided by the Polk County, Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards. I requested each submit their response to the four part series I published in The Mulberry Press, concerning issues involving Sheriff Grady Judd’s refusal to answer questions concerning the controversy, a Polk County Citizen who was falsely accused of stalking and the consequences that individual incurred as a result. Their feedback indicated; we have one of the most corrupt local governments in the State of Florida where officials routinely, ignore the Public’s request for accountability. Folks, we cannot sustain this kind of local government in a civilized and ethical society. This is not what Polk County, Florida is about.

    It is not my purpose or intent to inform you, the reader, who you should vote for but it is my responsibility to inform you when those we elected have betrayed the public’s trust. Elected officials work for you, the People. They answer to you, the People. They have an obligation and duty to communicate with you, the People they represent who question their character, actions and judgement. Their salaries and compensation packages are provided by you, the Tax Payer. When politicians do not respond to individuals in their electorate, it is time to replace them and that applies to the County Sheriff, the County Commissioner, the State Attorney, the Attorney General, the Governor and most importantly, representatives in the U.S. Congress and State Government who in addition, have the responsibility to hold the aforementioned accountable. This is evident from the voter’s disillusionment in our 2016 national election.

    Since it appears; local and state officials will not intervene in the Polk County Case, holding local and state elected officials accountable for their actions, it is my responsibility as a journalist to seek assistance from a national platform, soliciting the aid of fellow journalists throughout the country. I cannot help but feel this is an embarrassment on behalf of all Polk County Citizens but it must be done. You, the reader can do your part by voting for those who consider accountability to be obligatory. I hope to see you at the polls!

    Frank E. Orzechowski

    Investigative Journalist

    Polk County, Florida
  • paul blair
    commented 2016-11-01 08:35:20 -0400
    where can i get trump sign or sticker around 46321 area
  • Angel Long
    commented 2016-10-31 11:29:04 -0400

    Above is a link to the judges and whom they were appointed by. Hope this helps.
  • Carol Fox
    commented 2016-10-29 07:55:54 -0400
    What judges on the ballot are recommended by the Republican Party?
  • Tammy Critchfield
    commented 2016-10-27 13:38:05 -0400
    I would like to know if you could tell me where to get a Trump for president sign in my area. Fort Collins CO
  • Robert Hill
    commented 2016-10-27 11:39:57 -0400
    Am concerned about marking my absentee ballot on the retention of Justices who does the Polk County GOP recommend to keep and who not to? Thanks, Bob Hill
  • Anna Lane
    commented 2016-10-27 10:02:39 -0400
    Good Morning,

    Was hoping I could get a Trump for President yard sign. Do you have some available to pick up?