Allen West, Pam Bondi, Jeff Atwater To Headline Event For Broward Republican Grassroots Activists

On Saturday May 5th, Congressman Allen West, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Chief Finanicial Officer Jeff Atwater will headline the Broward Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Broward Republican Chairman Richard DeNapoli said this is event is a celebration for all the hard-working Republican grassroots activists in Broward County. It will kick-off the Broward GOP’s big push toward the November elections.

FL Attorney General Pam Bondi

The festivities will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. A special reception allowing Broward Republicans some up and close and personal time with West, Bondi and Atwater begins at 5:oopm. A silent auction starts at 6:00pm with the main program beginning at 7:00pm.

The Pier 66 has long been a premier Fort Lauderdale destination. It is located on the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Port Everglades. It promises to be a beautiful backdrop for this annual event.

Many politicians and candidates will be on hand for the fun. This will give everyone a chance to meet them in a relaxed atmosphere as the busy electoral season is about to kick into high gear. You can place an advertisement in the commemorative program for as little as $50.00.

You can purchase tickets online at the Broward GOP website. The website has the full details on buying ads, including specifications for them.

Here is the itinerary from the Broward GOP website:

5:00 PM – 6:45 PM


Open Bar – Hors d’Oeuvres – Photo Ops


6:00 PM – 6:45 PM


Cash Bar – Silent Auction





Seating Limited.  No Tickets Sold at Door



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Come to Lincoln Day and meet the Featured Speakers above, hobnob with elected officials, and see who the winners of the following awards will be:


Lifetime Achievement Award

(for a long-serving volunteer)

Volunteer of the Year Award

(for efforts in the past year)


Young Republican of the Year Award

(for the efforts of a Young Republican in the past year)


Republican of the Year Award

(for efforts in the past year)


George LeMieux MVP Award

(an award presented to an individual in honor of the service of our former BREC Chairman and US Senator George LeMieux)

No Mo’ Mo: Broward School Board Member Won’t Seek Re-Election


Buddy Nevins just reported on that Maureen Dinnen (D-What Corruption?) won’t seek another term on the Broward County School Board. Dinnen is the chief apologist for the old way of doing things at the School Board.

School Board member Katie Leach already filed to challenge Dinnen.

Was Dinnen feeling the heat? Are Democrats (Hello Judy Stern) resorting to plan B? Curious that Dinnen practically begged for others to jump into the District 3 race; Dinnen said she, “wanted to make this announcement publicly, so people could hear from me directly, and I want to announce now, so if anyone else wants to declare for District 3 they can, and I would encourage people to do so.”

Here is Mo’s full statement:

“Thank you Madam Chair for allowing me a moment of personal privilege today.

I have had three careers so far: teaching, union work, and School Board work. I started at age 21, some 50 years ago.

A year and a half ago I celebrated an important birthday, age 70. It was one of those ah-ha moments in life where you take time and assess where you are and where you are going. Looking to the immediate future, I asked myself, ‘What do I want to do between age 72 and 76?’ ‘Can I remain on the School Board and ever expect to teach a college history class again?’ ‘Could I, at last, be that education activist who represents her own thoughts in writing and action, or will I always have to be careful that I not be seen as giving a group’s opinion?’

I have taken the past year to mull over the future, and I have decided that I want to move on, to do something else, to get started on career number four. To that end, I will not seek re-election to the Broward School Board for District 3 or any other School Board seat this November.

I have never held a union or other office more than two terms. I guess I always start looking around for new things to do once I’ve been in a job about 7-8 years.

At this juncture in my life I want to re-enter the academic world, to teach a college or university class or two, to write and to advocate directly for public education.

I know that those who are ever-ready to portray public schools and school boards negatively will say I am running from a tough re-election fight. Those folks do not understand how an Irish person like me loves to fight!

I will always feel so fortunate to have worked with so many people who labor tirelessly for our students. Who, every day, demonstrate that it is all about the kids. They are teachers, non-instructional staff members, administrators, board members, parents…All are my colleagues. Also, I am so grateful to the many citizens who have supported my work. How lucky I am, to be able to work for our students, the very future of our county.

I wanted to make this announcement publicly, so people could hear from me directly, and I want to announce now, so if anyone else wants to declare for District 3 they can, and I would encourage people to do so.

So I guess that’s it, folks. I will be here until November, and make no mistake about it…To the very last day of my term I will continue to represent my district with every ounce of energy.

Thank you.”

(h/t Sun-Sentinel)

Donna Korn Officially Running For Broward County School Board

Donna Korn has announced she will seek the countywide Broward county school board seat. Late last year, Governor Rick Scott appointed Ms. Korn to the District 4 seat when Board Member Dave Thomas pulled a disappearing act.

Korn, a Broward Republican, will face über-Broward Democrat insider Franklin Sands. You may recall out report on the Florida Democrat Party sending thousands of dollars to a company housed at Sands’ Weston residence.

Sands is currently a FL State House Representative.

Here is the press release from Ms. Korn:

“Donna Korn Announces Her Candidacy for the Broward County School Board, At-Large Seat
A Leader with Integrity Bringing Innovative Ideas to Education
Donna Korn today announces her candidacy for the At-Large Seat for the School Board of Broward County representing all of Broward County. Donna serves on the Broward County School Board, representing District 4 which includes the cities of Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, Margate and North Lauderdale. In that time, Donna has demonstrated a dedicated commitment to always being accessible and focused on the needs of her District. In doing this, Donna has shown a commitment to forging a successful partnership between the parents, teachers and students of District 4 to create a successful and production educational experience.
It is this commitment that motivates her to seek this position of the At-Large School Board Member so as to ensure that the highest level of public education is made available for all Broward County children.
Besides Donna’s successes serving in District 4, she brings the life experience of someone who understands our past, present and future. Donna Korn is a native Floridian who graduated from a Broward County Public School and later became a teacher at her alma mater, Western High School. Donna has been married for 14 years to her husband, Chris, who is a firefighter with the City of Hollywood. Donna and Chris have three children all of whom attend Broward County Public Schools. In addition to being a wife and mother of three children, Donna built a successful career as a Commercial Real Estate Broker. She serves the community on numerous volunteer boards and has been president of her children’s PTA. As a wife, mother, and successful business person, Donna understands the challenges and the needs of the parents, children and teachers in Broward County, as she deals with such things in her own everyday life.
Donna, as an At-Large School Board Member, will continue to bring forward innovative ideas, offer a high level of integrity to the Board and demonstrate an unwavering expectation that the highest standards of education be made available for each and every student in Broward County Public Schools, world-class education. By promoting educational choices we can successfully tailor students’ educational experiences and opportunities to meet the needs of each child. Donna is committed towards her goal of creating successful partnerships between the parents, teachers, and students to produce a successful and productive educational experience for all of Broward County.”