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RPOF holds quarterly meeting in Orlando this weekend

The first Republican Party of Florida quarterly meeting with Blaise Ingoglia in charge begins Friday night in Orlando.

The two-day event includes a number of seminars for party members on items such as dealing with campaign finances and how to deal with the media.

The meeting comes just after the RPOF announced a number of moves within the past couple of weeks, including the unveiling of a new website design and new logo.

There’s been an introduction new members of the finance team, as well as the hiring of Brad Herold as executive director, Wadi Gaitan as communications director and Mallory Deason as press secretary.

Gaitan is bilingual, fulfilling a goal by request by Fort Lauderdale Latina activist Evelyn Perez-Verdia that with a growing Latino community that thirsts for information about the political climate, both state parties should hire bilingual communication directors (The Florida Democratic Party won’t follow suit; Perez-Verdia said that party Chairwoman Allison Tant says there’s no money in the party’s budget to do so).

The meeting is the first that Ingoglia, who in his day job is a member of the state House, has presided over since he stunned the Florida GOP establishment by upsetting Gov. Rick Scott‘s hand-picked choice for party chair, Leslie Dougher, in January.

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Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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