Rep. Lake Ray Says Duval Unity is Path to White House
State Representative Lake Ray was elected as the new Chairman of the Duval County Republican Party at a recent meeting of the Republican Executive Committee. He was elected to fulfill the unexpired term of Robin Lumb through December of 2016. Lindsey Brock was elected Treasurer at the meeting also.
Lake Ray charged with using his proven leadership and campaigning success to organize the grassroots, fund raise, be the voice of the local party and prepare Republicans in North Florida for Victory in the 2016 election cycle. Ray says his winning strategy is unity.
“Conservatives might not agree on everything, but we do agree that the liberal policies of the last seven years have had a devastating effect on our city, our state and our nation. We agree we need to get a Republican in the White House,” said the newly elected chairman.
Duval GOP Elects New State Committeeman and Secretary
Alexander Pantinakis and Mel Clark Elected To Leadership Posts
Monday night, the Duval County Republican Executive Committee (REC) elected Alexander Pantinakis as the County’s new State Committeeman and Mellanease Clark to serve as the REC’s Secretary. The State Committeeman, along with the Committeewoman and County Chairman, is responsible for representing all registered Republicans in Duval County to the Republican Party of Florida and the Secretary, among other duties, is responsible for maintaining effective record-keeping and administration.
Pantinakis, 21, will serve as the youngest committeeperson in Florida’s history. He was elected by acclamation to replace Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and said, “First of all, I want to thank the our outgoing Committeeman, Mayor Curry, for his longstanding commitment to the Duval GOP. Secondly, I am incredibly humbled to have the support of the local county Party. The upcoming Presidential election is pivotal for our nation and we must begin preparing to ensure that our eventual nominee wins Florida’s 29 electoral votes. I look forward to assisting in that process at the local and state levels.”
Clark, elected to replace Bill Spann (Director of Public Affairs at the Office of Mayor), said “Thank you to the REC for this great honor. Having volunteered with the Scott and Curry campaigns, I knowthe long hours needed in these campaigns. 2016 will be no different and I am ready to get to work.”
Karyn Morton, the acting Chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County, said after the election, “I am thrilled that the REC has elected Alexander and Mel to leadership posts within our REC. Both represent a new, up-and-coming generation of leadership that our Party needs. The future is now.”
The REC will also hold an election to fill the vacancies of Chairman and Treasurer onMonday, August 17th. Outgoing Chairman Robin Lumb joined the Curry administration to serve as the city’s Director of Policy and outgoing Treasurer Alexander Pantinakis will be serving in his new position as Duval County State Committeeman.
The Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Duval County elected the following officers to serve until December 2016:
Lake Ray – Chairman
Karyn Morton – Vice Chairman
Mellanease Clark – Secretary
Lindsey Brock – Treasurer
Cindy Graves – State Committeewoman
Alexander Pantinakis – State Committeeman