- February 26, 2015
Mr. Parker and Chairman Priebus (I hope Mr. Priebus will see this),
You have not heard from me, as I am disgusted with the local Republican Party. The final nail in the coffin was our local Orange County Republican Executive Committee interfering in our non-partisan election in Winter Park, Fla. Because of their actions, I have dropped my Republican Party affiliation, as have many others.
Winter Park’s charter, which is the law for our city, has non-partisan elections. In the recent mayoral election, because of OCREC’s help for Steve Leary, we lost the best candidate to lead our city, Cynthia Mackinnon. The devious disgusting mailers that OCREC sent out stole the race.
The question is: why was it so important for OCREC to see that Mr. Leary get elected? What will he owe them for spending money and paying people to work for him? Mr. Leary was present at the OCREC meeting held on Jan. 22 and was aware of the monies they were spending on his election, even though it was a non-partisan election. Though not illegal, it was unethical and morally wrong. Why am I surprised; the morally wrong win these days! How ashamed I am to have been a Republican.
I will not only not be giving a penny to your party. I will not be supporting any local Republican candidate for any office. You need to remove Lew Oliver and all his devious team from office. What they did is a total disgrace.
— Sally Flynn