State Convention Delegate Filing Form Due June 26

Fellow Democrats,

The Florida Democratic Party’s 2015 State Convention will be held the weekend of October 30 – November 1, 2015, at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Lee County has been allotted 32 delegate slots.

From June 1 to June 26,  both DEC and non-DEC individuals who are registered Democratic voters in Lee County and are interested in serving as delegates to the State Convention will submit a delegate filing form to the Lee County DEC at our office located at 10051 McGregor Blvd., Suite 101, Fort Myers FL 33919

The office will be open Monday & Thursday from 11:00 – 2:00 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Please call ahead to make sure a volunteer is there. 239-939-2866

If a Delegate Filing form is mailed to the above address, it must be received by 5:00 pm June 26th.

At the time of qualifying, each elected delegate to the State Convention shall execute a written Florida Democratic Party loyalty oath before qualifying as a delegate to the State Convention. The exception to this will be representatives of organizations that are not able to make partisan endorsements. A signed delegate filing form, which includes a statement of loyalty, shall satisfy this requirement.

There will be an election of delegates at a special DEC meeting on Monday July 13 at 7:00 pm at DEC headquarters. Only qualified DEC members are permitted to cast a ballot.

At the time of election, each elected delegate shall immediately submit a non-refundable $45 registration fee for the state convention (made payable to “Florida Democratic Party”). County Chairs must collect these fees and send them along with the delegate filing forms to the State Headquarters no later than August 3, 2015. The registration fee for students is $25.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event!

Sincerely,

Yoseph Tedros

Chair, Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), Democratic Party of Lee County

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