Meet Our Sponsors

Lee Republican Women Federated is sponsored, in part, by the following candidates and elected officals.

Hospital Board Member Donna Clarke
Hospital Board Member Donna Clarke
Donna Clarke is Planning and Corporate Compliance and Risk Management Liaison officer.
Hospital Board Member Donna Clarke
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Find out how to become one of our Sponsors. Contact Rosemary Lewis via email.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sheriff Mike Scott
Sheriff Mike Scott
When Mike Scott took over the Lee County Sheriff's office in 2004, he became the 12th person to oversee the agency since 1887.
Sheriff Mike Scott
School Board Member Jeanne S. Dozier
School Board Member Jeanne S. Dozier
Jeanne has served on the Lee County School Board District 2 since November 2000.
School Board Member Jeanne S. Dozier
Matt Caldwell, Florida House Representative
Matt Caldwell, Florida House Representative
Representative for District 79, Matt is the Chair of the State Affairs Committee.
Matt Caldwell, Florida House Representative
Candidate for Lee County Sheriff, Stephanie H. Eller
Candidate for Lee County Sheriff, Stephanie H. Eller
Stephanie Eller has a 5 point plan: 1) cut the fat from the top, 2) put more boots on the ground 3) target high crime areas 4) fiscally responsible spending 5) reduce employee turnover
Candidate for Lee County Sheriff, Stephanie H. Eller
Representative Dane Eagle
Representative Dane Eagle
Representative for District 77, Dane is Chairman of the Energy & Utilities Subcommittee and Vice Chairs Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee
Representative Dane Eagle
Representative Kathleen Passidomo
Representative Kathleen Passidomo
Representative for District 106, Kathleen is Chair of the Civil Justice Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee
Representative Kathleen Passidomo
Representative Ray Rodrigues
Representative Ray Rodrigues
Representative for District 76, Ray is the Vice Chair of the Finance & Tax Committee.
Representative Ray Rodrigues
Clerk of Court Linda Doggett
Clerk of Court Linda Doggett
Linda serves the citizens of Lee County as Clerk of Court by leading the office to better technology and efficiencies, keeping costs low and providing better services and conveniences to the community.
Clerk of Court Linda Doggett
Mayor Kevin Ruane, Candidate for County Commissioner
Mayor Kevin Ruane, Candidate for County Commissioner
Declaring his candidacy for Lee County Commissioner, Kevin believes it is time to look ahead and make the smart changes to turn our community into a hub of job opportunity and growth.
Mayor Kevin Ruane, Candidate for County Commissioner
Candidate for Lee County School Board District 7, Chris Quackenbush
Candidate for Lee County School Board District 7, Chris Quackenbush
Chris Quackenbush believes we should "Use Common Sense, not Common Core". She is also dedicated to restore local control, increase academic quality and stop high stakes testing.
Candidate for Lee County School Board District 7, Chris Quackenbush
Commissioner Larry Kiker
Commissioner Larry Kiker
Serving as County Commissioner, Larry works for Lee County for lower taxes, less spending, and an economic environment that ensures prosperity throughout Lee County for generations to come.
Commissioner Larry Kiker
Representative Heather Fitzenhagen
Representative Heather Fitzenhagen
Serving Florida's 78th Legislative District, Heather's mission is to support the growth and development of Fort Myers so that her children, and generations to come, will be glad to call Fort Myers home.
Representative Heather Fitzenhagen
Lee County Tax Collector, Larry D. Hart
Lee County Tax Collector, Larry D. Hart
Larry Hart was elected as Lee County Tax Collector in 2012 after holding the position of Assistant Tax Collector for almost 11 years.
Lee County Tax Collector, Larry D. Hart
Candidate for Cape Coral City Council, Marilyn Stout
Candidate for Cape Coral City Council, Marilyn Stout
Marilyn Stout is a former City Council Member who sees a positive future and wants to help in that leadership role.
Candidate for Cape Coral City Council, Marilyn Stout

Florida Lawmakers Convene Special Session

2015 Special Session

Nine days after announcing the dates (June 1-June 20, 2015) the Florida Legislature issued the proclamation for the special session.

The call is wide open, including Medicaid expansion, elimination of certificate of need law, direct primary care, state group health insurance changes and the budget and conforming bills and tax relief.

The 2015 legislative session came to an end without the one must pass bill: the General Appropriations Act, or the budget.  The fiscal year for the State begins July 1 so a budget needs to be in place no later than June 30.

Recent from the blog

1st Republican Debate Just Days Away

The first Republican debate is less than 10 days away and the big question is who will make the cut.  A few Presidential candidates that appear to be front runners are:  Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott

August Dinner Meeting Featuring Drew Steele

SAVE the Date!!! The next LRWF monthly gathering will be Monday August 10th at the beautiful Pinchers Restaurant, The Marina @ Edison Ford, on First Street. Networking starts at 5:15, dinner served

Meet Our Officers

Lee Republican Women Federated officers are committed to advancing the participation of local Republican women in all areas of the political system.  Take a moment to get to know our 2015 leaders.

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Doris Cortese is the Mother of five children, Grandmother of ten, and Great Grandmother of one.  more…

Doris Cortese

President
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Rosemary Lewis has been a registered Republican since coming of voting age.  more…

Rosemary Lewis

1st Vice President
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Carmen Salomé has over 15 years experience working in various aspects of local government in Rochester, New York and Lee County Florida.  more…

Carmen Salomé

2nd Vice President
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Barbara Koeplinger lives in Fort Myers, Fl with her husband Lee, 2 dogs and a cat.  more…

Barbara Koeplinger

Treasurer
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Sharon was born and raised in southeastern Ohio, but left in 1968 for Washington, D.C.  more…

Sharon Gibson

Assistant Treasurer
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Marj is the Mother of two daughters, Jennifer and Amy and Grandmother to four grandchildren, Graham, Ethan, Hannah, and Elisabeth.  more…

Marjorie Tyrer

Recording Secretary
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A lifelong Republican and long time member of LRWF, political activist Clara Callahan has been a permanent resident of Lee County since 1999.  more…

Clara Callahan

Corresponding Secretary
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