Qualifying week is over and the ballots are set in stone, but Florida’s 2016 electioneering industry is just getting underway.
Here’s a slew of campaign and political events going on this week across Florida, where the business behind the “people’s business” never rests.
Friday, June 24
The Orange County Democratic Party is holding its annual Kennedy-King Leadership Dinner tonight. The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown hotel (60 S Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando) from 5:30 pm until late in the evening.
Saturday, June 25
Republican John Couriel will hold a grand opening for his new campaign headquarters in West Miami, where he’s running for House District 114 to replace term-limited GOP Rep. Erik Fresen. The event is set to kick off at 10 am at the site of the new office (1000 SW 57 Ave #204, West Miami).
The Palm Beach County Democratic Party is holding a voter registration training this weekend in West Palm Beach, at the home of Emily Minor (606 Kanuga Dr., West Palm Beach). The event is slated for 10 am and organizers say it should run “about an hour.”
North Florida Democratic delegates for Sen. Bernie Sanders are holding a meet and greet, where local “Berniecrats” can get to know the electors who will represent them at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month. It’s scheduled to run from 11:30 am – 2 pm at the Leroy Collins Public Library (200 W Park Ave, Tallahassee).
GOP Seminole County Clerk of Court and Comptroller candidate Grant Malloy is holding a cookout and campaign fundraiser at the home of George and Mary Jane Duryea (235 Clermont Rd., Lake Mary, FL). Tickets cost $10-20 and are available here.
Tallahassee local candidates are holding a meet and greet in partnership with Advanced Driving Systems on accessibility problems for the disabled. More than half a dozen candidates will be on hand. The meeting is set for 1-3 pm at the offices of Advanced Driving Systems (662 Capital Circle Northeast, Tallahassee).
Sunday, June 26
The qualifying period for all local candidates in Palm Beach County expires on Sunday.
Miami-Dade Young Democrats are holding a “Sunday Funday” event from 1 pm – 6 pm at Roberto Clemente Park (101 NW 34th Street, Miami). The event will be a field day-style tournament featuring kickball, tug-of-war, sack races, and more. Food and drinks will be available for players and attendees with general admission ticket. Tickets cost $100 and are available here.
The Lake County Democratic Party is holding a canvassing event at their new Leesburg Campaign Center (223 W. Main Street in Leesburg). Organizers will meet at 2 pm to knock doors for local and state candidates.
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