Florida Cabinet Backs Lenny Curry to Remain RPOF Chairman
Support continue to come in for Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry’s effort to remain in his job as the party ramps up for the 2014 elections.
A day after Gov. Rick Scott offered his endorsement for Curry to retain the chairmanship, the members of the Florida Cabinet -- Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam -- backed Curry in his bid for another term.
“Chairman Curry believes that Republicans must continue to have a strong voice not only in the political process, but also in framing the debate for local, state and national issues which builds the foundation of our party. His unwavering commitment to our principles and his dedication to improving how we communicate our message, has earned him another term as leader of our party.”
“As Florida’s chief financial officer, accountability and transparency in how funds are managed is critical to the strength of any organization, whether they be taxpayer dollars or political contributions. Chairman Lenny Curry has proven leadership in securing and allocating much-needed resources to support local efforts across the board. He has my full support as chairman.”
“Traveling the state this past election cycle, I have seen firsthand how critically important local grassroots operations are to any campaign effort. Chairman Curry led a well-coordinated effort for Florida campaigns. I am confident our local and state victories will continue to increase in 2014 under the leadership of Chairman Curry.”
Curry was unanimously elected chairman in September 2011 by the 257-member Republican Executive Committee, taking over from David Bitner who had died earlier that month after a short battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. Curry sent a letter to RPOF members last week expressing his desire to be re-elected.
Executive Committee members are expected to vote on the chairman post in January.