Tony Ledbetter of Ormond Beach named to key Florida Republican leadership post

Dana Swanson of DeBary tabbed as GOP district 7 alternate chair

Tony Ledbetter with Gov. Scott / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer/ Rising GOP leader Tony Ledbetter, second from left, is shown here in this Dec. 9 photo op. with Gov. Rick Scott, along with Ledbetter's daughter, Kimberly Patterson, Gov. Scott's wife, Ann and Lt. Gov. Jennifr Carroll at the governor's mansion in Tallahassee. 

ORLANDO -- Pledging to his GOP colleagues that he would be a "conservative voice" for the party, Tony Ledbetter, chairman of the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County, was elected Congressional Dis. 6 chairman for the Republican Party of Florida at its annual meeting this weekend at the Rosen Centre Hotel. 

"I am honored by the support from the conservative leaders in Congressional District 6. I will be a conservative voice on the State Executive Board of the Florida Republican Party," said Ledbetter, of Ormond Beach, who will represent Volusia, Putnam, St. John and Flagler counties on the State Executive Board of the Republican Party for the next two years.

Tony Ledbetter / Headline Surfer"I am honored by the support from the conservative leaders in Congressional District 6. I will be a conservative voice on the State Executive Board of the Florida Republican Party," said Ledbetter, of Ormond Beach, who will represent Volusia, Putnam, St. John and Flagler counties on the State Executive Board of the Republican Party for the next two years.

Lenny Curry was re-elected as chairman of the Republican Party. The Jacksonville resident has served in the top post since the 2011death of the previous chairman, David Bitner.

Dana Swanson in the back holding Romney sign during Ormond visit / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Dana Swanson of DeBary, holds the white-colored Romney sign during Mitt Romney's visit to Ormond Beach last spring.

Dana Swanson / Headline SurferAnd Dana Doughterty Swanson, Republican Party of Florida Committeewoman from DeBary, was elected Alternate Congressional District 7 chairwoman.

Over the next two years,  Swanson would fill in in the absence of that chairman on the board.

"It's wonderful to serve," Swanson said, adding, "Previously I was congressional district chair 3 for Corrine Brown's district, but because of re-districting I'm now in congressional district 7, under Congressman John Mica.

Swanson writes a twice-monthly political blog for Headline Surfer called "Dana's Docket," and she's a panelist on the 24/7 Internet newspaper's online news and public affairs show, "The Roundtable." 

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