Shelly Vincent: 'Great Republican Meetup' Tuesday night in Port Orange designed to unite GOPers for general election

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Shelly Vincent of New Smyrna Beach may have quit the executive committee of the Volusia County Republican Party in ther weeks leading up to the Aug. 30 primary. 

But with the primary in the rear mirror and the Nov. 8 general elections looming, Vincent and former Volusia County GOP Chair Stan Escudero, are leading an effort to unite all Volusia County Republicans. 

"Want to know how cool Republicans in Volusia County are?" Vincent asked, rhetorically, answering, "Then come join us for happy hour (Tuesday) night! Every Republican candidate in the county will be there! No debates! No forums!.No speeches! Just fun and networking!" 

The event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 95 and Vine, 1655 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange is being billed as "The Great Republican Meet-up." 

Shelly Vincent / Headline SurferSo now with the primary in the rear mirror and the Nov. 8 general elections looming, Shelly Vincent, shown here, and former Volusia County GOP Chair Stan Escudero, are leading an effort to unite all Volusia County Republicans. 

"Want to know how cool Republicans in Volusia County are?" Vincent asked, rhetorically, answering, "Then come join us for happy hour (Tuesday) night! Every Republican candidate in the county will be there! No debates! NO forums. NO speeches! Just fun and networking!" 

The event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 95 and Vine, 1655 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange is being billed as "The Great Republican Meet-up." This GOP Multi-Club event includes the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia, the Republican Club of Port Orange, the Young Republicans of Volusia County and the Atlantic Federated Republican Women. 

Attendees are encouraged to enjoy free food and drink specials while mingling with business and community leaders as well as GOP office holders and candidates for public office from Volusia County on the Nov. 8 ballot. Among the announced candidates:

State Sen. Dorothy Hukill; of Ponce Inlet; State Rep. David Santiago (dist 27) of Deltona; Tom Leek of Ormond Beach, candidate for state rep. (dist 25); Volusia County Chair Jason Davis of Pierson and his challenger, Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley; H. Alan Burton, candidate for Volusia County appraiser; Daytona Beach Shores City Councilwoman Billie Egger Wheeler, candidate for County Council District 2; Port Orange City Commissioner Don Burnette and fellow candidate Ted Noftall, both of whom finished 1-2 in a 3-way primary for Port Orange mayor; and County Councilwoman Deb Denys, whose district 3 seat is not a part of this election.

"This event is open to ANYONE who is interested in the Republican Party and wants a positive relationship with other Republicans," Vincent emphasized

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.