Lakewood Ranch Republican Club

Florida Republicans Live Meet Win in Lakewood Ranch

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We are a club chartered by the Republican Party of Florida


We provide strong support for all of our Republican Candidates

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We host 2 events each month featuring a Republican leader

As an organization, we strictly adhere to the core values of the Manatee County Republican Party.

Right to Life
Limited Constitutional Government
Individual Freedom and Personal Responsibility
Free Enterprise and Free Markets
Fiscal Restraint and Responsibility
Parental Power and Choice for Children's Education
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I am inspired by the presentations and truly enjoy the fellowship of other Republicans attending the meetings.

The food and service are excellent!

Joining is easy! Simply click on the picture on the right.

Let's Help Scott and George With Their Candidate Petitions

As a service to our Members and to further promote democracy by providing potential candidates an opportunity to file for candidacy at all levels of government, we are providing links to blank Petitions for two candidates who wish to file for Manatee County elected offices. We make this opportunity available to all local candidates who are pursuing Petitions rather than paying the large candidate filing fees in order to be placed on the ballot. The deadline for filing Petitions with the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections is May 13, 2024.

If you wish to fill out and submit a Petition, your signature does not provide an endorsement of the candidate, nor is it a commitment to that candidate; it is simply a validation that you believe the candidate should be on the ballot for the scheduled Primary election to be held on August 20, 2024. All Manatee County registered voters are eligible to sign both petitions.

George Kruse, Candidate BOCC District 7 (At-Large)

George is the incumbent candidate for re-election as the Manatee County Commissioner for District 7 At-Large on the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners.  If you have completed Petitions, let him know and he’ll pick them up. As an At-Large candidate, any registered Manatee County voter, from any district and from any party affiliation, can sign his Petitions.

If you have the ability to print them, you can click the button below and print as many as you need. Once completed, you can mail them to the address below or he’ll come collect them.

George Kruse Campaign
12806 Daisy Place
Bradenton, FL 34212

Reply to the following email if you would like your signed Petitions to be picked up: or call 941-321-6393, for further assistance.

Scott Farrington, Candidate Supervisor Of Elections

Fill in all the highlighted sections (Date of Birth is enough/Voter ID not needed, unless you prefer to provide that). Then, sign and date in pen with your original signature. This petition cannot be scanned and emailed. Please send the completed and signed form to:

Scott Farrington Campaign
PO Box 825
Ellenton, FL 34222

This form is also found on Scott’s website along with a digital version if you prefer to type your information directly into the form before printing for signature with date.  

For any questions, please contact Sally Pellegrino at 954-612-1401.

Commemorating Georgia Armstrong

Dear Ms. Norris,


  On behalf of the Lakewood Ranch Republican Club (the Club), we wanted to thank you for your generous donation in memory of our Club Secretary, Mrs. Georgia Armstrong, who unexpectedly passed away in October 2023. While this acknowledgment may be late in arriving, we wanted you to know that Georgia was so dear to us, as she was to you, that upon discussion with Dr. Norm Armstrong, Georgia’s husband, he decided to match your gift. Whereupon our Club Board of Directors subsequently decided unanimously to match yours and his combined gifts. 

  In consultation with Dr. Armstrong, it was decided that the Club would make a combined donation to the Victims of Communism (VOC) ( ) Foundation, a Florida statewide educational program, in honor of Georgia and her cherished uncle, Chief Petty Officer James E. Williams, United States Navy, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Georgia was very proud of Chief Williams, the most highly decorated enlisted sailor in the history of the United States Navy, and his exploits in protecting the victims of Communism in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War.

  The Club held a commemorative event, with over 80 member attendees, honoring Georgia on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Lakewood Ranch Library recognizing your donation, Dr. Armstrong’s donation, and the Club’s donation in the form of a check for $1,000 to the President of the Victims of Communism Foundation (501©3), Colonel Jack May, United States Army, Retired. The purpose of the donation is for the funds to be applied toward scholarship awards to high school students who compete in the VOC’s Annual Essay Competitions. As we understand that you were an educator, we hope that this combined donation aligns with your charitable interest in fostering the next generation of young Americans and suitably honors Georgia’s life.

  We thank you! Georgia was a wonderful person, and we all miss her very much! We wanted you to know that our collective memory of her will vibrantly live on with this gift.


Most sincerely yours,



Walter K. Steiner


Lakewood Ranch Republican Club


Click on the images below.

Hear Eddie SPEIR at the March 2 Breakfast

Hear Loren Spivack at the January 9 Luncheon

Hear Commissioner Ray Turner (District 5) at the October 18 Luncheon

Hear Bruce Stamm at the LWRRC October Breakfast on Division in America.

Read Commissioner George Kruse’s Post on Substack Concerning Homes for Veterans.

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