Monday, January 9, 2012

Packed House for Plakon

Last Thursday evening, we had an amazing crowd for State Representative Scott Plakon's campaign kickoff. Over 250 people crowded into the clubhouse at the Alaqua Country Club - I had to park two blocks away. Plakon is clearly very popular here in Central Florida.

Photo by Bob Moylan
We had a little entertainment, courtesy of John "For The People" Morgan, who stopped by near the end of the event, but mainly, it was a wonderful chance to catch up with some great local conservatives and business leaders before the new legislative session starts.

On the note of session starting...

State Representatives Steve Precourt and Scott Plakon
Florida law prohibits state legislators from fundraising during session. So, as of 9:30 am  on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, it will be illegal for Plakon to fundraise for at least two months.

I know everyone is distracted by the presidential race, but when you think about which elected officials have a more frequent and more direct impact on our daily lives, the importance of sending solid conservative leaders to Tallahassee becomes very clear. 

2012 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Republicans, but it also presents some unique challenges. Plakon has been one of our most reliably conservative legislators, and as such, he will always be a target for the left. Add in the changes wrought by redistricting, and no one's reelection is guaranteed. 

Former Attorney General Bill McCollum and Plakon
We need to protect the legislators who have been fighting for the causes that we hold dear. There is a long list of reasons why Americans for Prosperity's Florida chapter named Plakon their 2011 Legislator of the Year, and why he consistently gets top marks from conservative organizations. He has been a reliable champion for life, led the fight in the Legislature against Obamacare (twice sponsoring the Health Care Freedom Act), and a consistent fiscal conservative and supporter of small businesses

With Plakon, Kristin Thomas-Pizzuti, and Steve Pizzuti
Scott Plakon is one of the "good guys," and we need to support him. One of the easiest ways we can do that is through financial contributions. I'm not someone who can afford to donate the maximum to everyone I would like to support, but small donations add up quickly, and a large list of contributors is always viewed as a strength.

Please consider making a contribution to Scott Plakon's reelection campaign in whatever amount you are able at today (at the absolute latest, by 9:30 am tomorrow morning). 

The lovely Plakon family. Photo by Bob Moylan
The maximum contribution allowed by Florida Law is $500 per individual or business.
Contributions of any amount are very much welcomed and appreciated!
Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. 
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Scott Plakon, Republican, for State Representative.

For more photos from the event, click here.

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1 comment:

  1. Everyone is attracted to his warm welcoming demeanor. I think his personality is more magnetic than his politics, which are fundamental conservative.

    He has a special gift of making people feel welcome and accepted, something we all wish we had, but is very rare. It is just one of those intangibles you can't really define.

    I wish Scott all the best, he really is one of the good guys.


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