Vice-Chair Discusses Leadership Change At Broward Republican Party

Following the surprise resignation of Broward Republican Party chair Christine Butler on Monday, REDBROWARD spoke with Broward Republican Vice Chair Robert Sutton. The Party board met Monday night to discuss changes and new events. As vice chair, Sutton will become chair when Butler leaves on August 31.

An email to party members on Tuesday echoed the discussion at the board meeting. The Party wished Butler well with her upcoming marriage and urged everybody to celebrate her service at the August meeting.

Dear BREC Members:
Yesterday our Chairman, Christine Butler, announced she will be getting married and moving to Palm Beach County in September, and we, her Board, would like to sincerely and publicly thank her for her years of service to BREC and especially her time as Chairman. 
As a reminder, there is no meeting scheduled for July and Christine’s last meeting as Chair will be the meeting on Monday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Deicke Auditorium in Plantation.  (5701 Cypress Rd, Plantation, FL 33317)
Please join us in congratulating Christine and wishing her the best in her upcoming nuptials and all of her future endeavors!
Your BREC Board

Richard DeNapoli Campaign Newsletter Sent To Broward Republican Committee Email List?

An email touting the campaign of former Broward Republican Executive Committee Chairman Richard DeNapoli appears to have used an official email list of BREC members. Entitled “Making It Happen,” the email offers the basic information regarding DeNapoli’s bid for the Florida House District 74 seat. DeNapoli wrote, “I am very excited to launch our campaign for the State House. I also know that I would not be doing this without the support and encouragement of so many of you receiving this email.”

Ay there’s the rub. It appears as though the recipients are members of the “BREC SCRUBBED” email list. As is standard with most mass email programs, the email includes an “unsubscribe” option. When you click “unsubscribe” your browser is directed to a page entitled “BREC SCRUBBED.” The page gives the recipient several reasons to choose for unsubcribing.

If you click the “Update Subscription Preferences” button, you are redirected to another page titled “BREC SCRUBBED.”

So what? Who Cares?

Well, at the last meeting of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, a staunch supporter of DeNapoli demanded severe penalties be enacted for unauthorized use of the BREC email list. The motion was directed at BREC Secretary Cara Pavalock for emailing friends regarding a recent newspaper item. Pavalock never used the BREC email list.

Talk about hypocrisy!

Tom Truex would not allow the motion to be heard due to the lack of quorum.