Federated Republican Women of North Dade Hosts Major Forum to Meet & Greet Candidates, Aug. 2

HIALEAH, Fla. - Key issues facing South Florida voters will be the hot topic of discussion on Aug. 2, as Republican candidates gather at a forum hosted by the Federated Republican Women of North Dade (FRWND).

The one-of-a-kind “Meet & Greet" with candidates of the 2018 election season takes place at Hialeah’s Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, 6-9:30 p.m. The event offers a unique opportunity for candidates running for state and federal offices to address issues of local concern -- all at once, all under one roof.

The free event includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, as well as a Private VIP Reception offering photo opportunities with the candidates and elected officials at 6 p.m. For ticketing and event information, visit www.frwnd.org/event-2860073.

Starting at 7 p.m., FRWND Treasurer and Miami-based attorney Jane Muir will moderate a discussion among each group of candidates in the races for U.S. House of Representatives Districts 23, 25, 26 and 27; Florida State Governor, Attorney General, and Commissioner of Agriculture; Florida State Senate Districts 36 and 40; and Florida House seats 103, 105, 113, 114, 115, 118, 119, and 120.

Also among the speakers will be a special appearance by City of Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, who will provide a keynote address regarding Governor Rick Scott.

FRWND focuses on informing the electorate through political education and activities, disseminating information to members, increasing the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active participation, and facilitating cooperation among Republican Women’s Clubs in the State of Florida.

“Our local chapter is a dynamic group that seeks to inform and engage Republican women in politics for the good of our state and the country overall,” says Chapter President Maricel Cobitz. 

“As such, we are looking forward to serving Republican voters by hosting this exciting forum that will inform and educate the electorate on where our candidates stand on the important issues in our region,” she said.

This major event is open to all Republican voters throughout South Florida. Business-attire is recommended.

“As one of the of the most important elections seasons we’ve seen in many years, our chapter is honored to be able to host such a well-timed forum for the voters and candidates,” added Muir. 

“We welcome all Republican women, men, and guests to join us, support our efforts, and engage in the political process,” she added. 

Fellow officers Vice President Ada Fennell and Secretary Maite Bocanegra join President Cobitz and Treasurer Muir on the FRWND Board.

SPONSORSHIP:

A range of sponsorships opportunities is still available: from the “Donation” and “Friend” levels for $250 and $500, respectively; to the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels at $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000, respectively. For $10,000, Platinum Sponsors receive 30 tickets to the Private VIP Reception with the candidates, a full-page ad in event program, and promotional material or corporate logo on premises.

GENERAL ADMISSION: To confirm free tickets, all general-admission guests must register via Eventbrite at https://goo.gl/CjTuVc and bring their ticket confirmation and photo ID to the door.

VIP ADMISSION: To confirm VIP admission, guests must register at https://www.frwnd.org/event-2860073 and present a photo ID at the door.

For information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 786-290-4333, or visit the FRWND websiteand Facebook. Also be sure to visit the Florida Federation of Republican Women for general information. Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment is located at 4800 Palm Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012.

Forum Candidates

For U.S. House of Representatives:

·      Dist. 23 - Carlos Reyes

·      Dist. 23 - Joe Kaufman

·      Dist. 25 - Mario Diaz-Balart

·      Dist. 26 - Souraya Faas

·      Dist. 27 - Angie Chirino

·      Dist. 27 - Bruno Barreiro

·      Dist. 27 - Gina Sosa

·      Dist. 27 - Bettina Aguilera Rodriguez

·      Dist. 27 - Maria Peiro

·      Dist. 27 - Maria Elvira Salazar

·      Dist. 27 - Elizabeth Adadi

·      Dist. 27 - Michael Obevzion

·      Dist. 27 - Stephen Marks 

For State Attorney General:

·      Frank White

·      Ashley Moody

For State Senate:

·      Dist. 36 - Manny Diaz, Jr. 

·      Dist. 40 - Marili Cancio

For State Governor:

·      Bruce Nathan

·      Robert White

·      Adam S. Putnam

For State Commissioner of Agriculture:

·      Denise Grimsley

·      Matt Caldwell

For State House of Representatives:

·      Dist. 103 - Frank Mingo

·      Dist. 105 - Ana Maria Rodriguez

·      Dist. 111 - Bryan Avila

·      Dist. 113 - Jonathan Parker

·      Dist. 114 - Javier Enriquez

·      Dist. 115 - Rhonda Lopez

·      Dist. 115 - Jose Fernandez

·      Dist. 118 - Anthony Rodriguez

·      Dist. 119 - Analeen Martinez

·      Dist. 119 - Bibiana Potestad

·      Dist. 119 - Juan Fernandez-Barquin

·      Dist. 120 - Holly Raschien

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