Category: Charlotte County

Dire times motivate visitors to Charlotte Dems

What motivated three visitors to attend a recent Charlotte Dems general meeting? They are appalled about where the US is heading and they want to make a change. “I’m not an ‘in-your-face’ kind of guy, but I know the difference between right and wrong”, said John Sauceba. Accompanying John was his wife, Linda. “We have …

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Democrats Values

A vigorous debate over a resolution urging Congress to conduct an impeachment inquiry, a resolution demanding the closure of immigrant children camps, and a visit by a Republican Charlotte County commissioner highlighted the July Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) business meeting that was anything but business as usual. The local Democrats’ meeting began with …

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Developer withdraws Englewood East hotel plan

A developer who had received a recommendation for a planned hotel from a Charlotte County advisory committee has retracted his request for a zoning change, citing public opposition to the plan. (Read more in Englewood Sun) Also in Englewood Sun, ‘We don’t want Naples here’ – Englewood residents object to proposed hotel

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CCDEC Chair Patrick Hurley Re-Elected

Charlotte County Chair Patrick Hurley was re-elected at Monday night’s CCDEC meeting. New Vice Chair Teresa Jenkins was elected. Treasurer Jim Ellsworth and Secretary Jane Merriam were re-elected. Their elections were affirmed by acclamation by the membership. Former Vice-Chair Betty Gissendanner was recognized for her long-time service in many roles at the CCDEC. Gissendanner encouraged …

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Chair Report – Charlotte County Democrats

Editor’s note: Patrick Hurley, Chair, gave the following report at the November general meeting of the Charlotte Democratic Party. I am grateful to report to you tonight that the Charlotte County Democrats have made impressive gains in our outreach and engagement with voters.  We knew that Change Takes Action, and so many eager, helpful, and …

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Extensive Media Coverage of Andrew Gillum Visit & Charlotte Dems

  ‘Bring it home’ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum visits Punta Gorda Andrew Gillum was greeted with shouts of “Bring it home!” at the St. Mary’s Primitive Baptist Church in Punta Gorda on Tuesday by a crowd clearly wanting change. (Read more in Sun) (Watch Video on NBC-2)  

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