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October Meeting

We meet on the First Thursday of each month at 4pm. We are currently conducting our meetings in person with a 1/2 hour social gathering time prior to the formal meeting. For those persons who choose to not come in person we will be also broadcasting via Zoom.

Our featured speakers are: Billy Townsend, professional business writer and former Polk County School Board Member who will discuss the importance of the upcoming school board election and Lisa Miller who is in a runoff for school board.

Vote Yes on November 8th for County Referendum No. 1 for Water, Wildlife & Wilderness

 Speaker Bios below.

Our Mission

The Lake Ashton Democratic Club (LADC) of Polk County, Florida is an active political organization that serves as a common meeting ground for all Democrats. Dedicated to furthering the ideals of the Democratic Party, we also welcome non-party affiliated kindred spirits.

Snowflakes Are Back!

Get Involved with a great group of like minded individuals to help prepare for the 2022 Elections. We meet every Tuesday evening at the HFC Community Ctr in the basketball court room from 6-8pm. 

Snowflakes at Work!

This is important work that helps your fellow  Democrats to be (re)Elected!

Our Democratic Way of Life Is At Risk!

If you want to save our Democracy, you have to VOTE!

If you want a say in what gets put into law – VOTE!

(You know what the Republicans stand for! If you want that, vote Republican)

That means vote in local and county elections. That means vote in State elections. That means vote in National elections.

That means vote in EVERY election!

DON’T LET DEMOCRACTY DIE FROM APATHY

80 MILLION REGISTERED VOTERS DON’T VOTE!

DON’T LET DEMOCRACY DIE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

2022 GENERAL ELECTION – POLK DEMOCRATIC  VOTER GUIDE 

✔️= Critical Races!!!

 

FEDERAL

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U.S. Senator 

VAL DEMINGS

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Representative in Congress  Check your voter card for the district!

 

District 9  

DARREN SOTO

 

District 11  

SHANTE MUNNS

 

District 15  

ALAN M COHN

 

District 18 

No recommendation

 

STATE

 

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

✔️

CHARLIE CRIST / Karla Hernandez-Mats

  

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Attorney General 

ARAMIS AYALA

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Chief Financial Officer  

ADAM HATTERSLEY

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Comm. of Agriculture  

NAOMI ESTHER BLEMUR

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State Senator  Check your voter card for the district!

 

District 12  

VEYSEL DOKUR

 

District 27  

CHRISTOPHER PROIA

 

POLK COUNTY

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County Commission Seat 4  

MARKEISHIA SMITH

 

ADDITIONAL RACES

 

Justices and Judges (Retention)

Vote NO on all EXCEPT 

YES for Stevan Travis Northcutt

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County Court Judge, Group 8 (runoff)

RUTH MORACEN KNIGHT (Recommended)

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School Board, District 7 (runoff)

      LISA MILLER (Recommended)     

 

Constitutional Amendments (3)

#1 No recommendation;  #2   NO#3  NO

Go to www.lwvfl.org for more information

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County Referendum, Acquisition & Management of Water Resources and Environmental Lands

YES  (Click for info)

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Charter Amendment, Expense Reduction – Charter Review 

NO (Note:  Changes Charter review period from 8 to 12 years)

Vote Yes on November 8th for County Referendum No. 1 for Water, Wildlife & Wilderness

Democratic Candidate Info: www.polkdemocrats.org

Voting Info:  www.polkelections.com

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Pictures from the August 16th Social

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Speaker's Bios