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Attend our '30 Days to Victory' rally Oct. 8!

Colony Rec Center, 9:30am

You won't want to miss our monthly membership meeting, Saturday, Oct. 8, as we begin our final push in the most consequential midterm election in memory.

The stakes are enormous:
-- Derailing DeSantis
-- Removing Rubio
-- Saving Social Security
-- Restoring Reproductive Rights
-- Defending Democracy

We must keep control of the U.S. Senate and House, or watch Republicans unravel President Biden's agenda -- and continue to undermine free and fair elections, and the rights of everyone they have targeted.

We're enlisting speakers to call out those threats and inspire us to take concrete actions through Election Day to ensure we prevail.

We'll rally at our usual time and place, beginning at 9:30 a.m., inside Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

We're working on appearances by Val Demings and Charlie Crist, among others.

Stay tuned. We can do this.

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MEET THE CANDIDATES

The five candidates will introduce themselves briefly.

After that, the Sumter candidates will remain in the large meeting room, while those interested in meeting with the Lake and Marion candidates will be directed to nearby breakout rooms.

This is a chance for you to ask questions and get to know your candidates up close and personal.

LAKE

Stephanie Dukes                    Linda Kero

Florida State Senate                    Florida House

District 13                                         District 26

Website                             Website


SUMTER/LAKE

Shante Munns

U.S. Congress District 11

Website


SUMTER

Ash Marwah
Florida House District 52

Website


MARION

Rodney Long

Florida State Senate

District 9

Website


Meet the club's new directors

The board's Nominating Committee has unanimously selected these candidates for Club officer positions, who will be voted on by the membership present March 12. Their terms would begin April 1, two years for 1st VP, one year for Secretary and Treasurer.

ERIC LIPSETTS

1st Vice President

An avid Democrat and attorney, originally from Baltimore, he and his family, wife Jacqueline, and dogs Doc, Bravo and Bella, moved to Hadley last September. Eric has two daughters; Rachael works for NPR, and Mikayla attends school in Chicago.   

During his career, Eric has been actively engaged in Democratic causes, and he represented local politicians in his hometown of Baltimore. Eric shoots pool and plays golf.  In his youth, Eric was an amateur boxer, but decided to pursue a career in law.


VERNA BRONERSKY

Secretary

Comes to us from the Chicago area. She has experience in association management, fundraising, and writing grants.

Verna’s qualifications include managing medical-related projects, and she was a director for outreach programs. She has extensive background in education-related roles.


DENNIS FOLEY

Treasurer

Joined the Club after arriving in The Villages four and a half years ago from California with his wife Diane. A couple of years ago, Dennis volunteered to become editor of the weekly Neighborhood Buzz, joining the board as a director.

A year ago, Dennis assumed the position of Club Secretary and Parliamentarian. Last week, he was elected co-captain of Sumter County Precinct 102, by the Sumter County Democratic Executive Committee, with Diane, the Club's VP/ Membership.





Volunteer to  Become a Democratic Neighborhood Team Captain!

In only 1 to 2 hours a week, you could help fight to turn the tide in Florida!  Your team size could be as small as the Democrats on your street, a few neighboring streets, part of a Village, or an entire Village. You decide what works best for you.

 CLICK HERE for more information.


To see a video of our February meeting, please click this button:

Feb Meeting

FEBRUARY CLUB MEETING

Thank you to Ash Marwah for a very informative meeting.  Mr. Marwah covered two important issues -

  • Why it's important to replace the developer's crony, Brett Hage in state government
  • The negative impact of the proposed turnpike extension and some better alternatives

Mr. Marwah is running for State Representative for The Villages and surrounding areas.

To find out about Ash Marwah and why he is running for this office,  please CLICK HERE.

A Message from The Villages Democratic Club Board

The Villages Democratic Club deplores and denounces any hate speech in Florida and in this country. This hatred has no place in our community or our society. TVDC has always welcomed diversity and promoted inclusivity.  We also stand with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in denouncing the terrorist threats to their homes, schools, and families and offer our deep concerns for their safety.  You can read about the incidents below. 

https://www.wmfe.org/splc-extremism-expert-says-scary-central-florida-neo-nazis-are-a-failing-group/195851

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/02/01/us/hbcu-bomb-threats-tuesday/index.html

Please join us as we move forward. 

Jan. 8 Club meeting

Thank you to Al Mytty for a thought provoking talk! Click HERE for a recording of the meeting.