FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 27, 2018
VOTERS IN CHARGE ANNOUNCES TAMPA BAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE
TAMPA, FL—Voters in Charge, the political committee sponsoring the statewide Yes on 3 campaign, today continued unveiling its local leadership committees. Members of local leadership committees include community, business, law enforcement and religious leaders throughout the state who are committed to ensuring that Florida voters are put in charge of casino gambling decisions in Florida. Today the campaign proudly announces its local leadership in the Tampa Bay region. The list consists of a diverse group of prominent community leaders, business owners, and elected officials from both sides of the aisle.
Tampa Bay Regional Chairs:
Will Weatherford, Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
Judy Wise, Former Chair of the Plant City Women’s Federated Republican Club
Cesar Hernandez, Managing Partner Publicus Group
Tampa Bay Regional Committee Members:
Mark Sharpe, Former Hillsborough County Commissioner
Christian Leon, Managing Partner at Publicus Group
Andrew Machota, Founder of NewTown Connections
Erin Aebel, Partner at Shumaker, Loop, & Kendrick, LLP
James Chan, Chapter Director of New Leaders Council
Roberto Torres, President of Blind Tiger Coffee Roasters Black & Denim Apparel Company
Dee Williams, former President of the Sun City Center Republican Club
Barclay Harless, Market Leader for Tampa, St. Petersburg Bank of Ozk
Andy Brouillard, General Manager at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre
Kelly Mothershead, Communications Assistant at Pepin AcademiesPasco Campus
Amendment 3 ensures that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling in the State of Florida. Recent polling shows that more than 70 percent of Florida voters support this amendment. Amendment 3 enjoys bipartisan support and has been endorsed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida League of Women Voters, and the Florida Conference of the NAACP, among others.
“We are thrilled to have the support of so many pillars of the community for this important amendment,” said Voters in Charge Chairman John Sowinski. “For most of our lifetimes, decisions about casino gambling were left up to the voters. It is past time to return that right to Floridians and take it away from politicians and special interest groups in Tallahassee.”
For more information about the statewide Yes on 3 campaign, including a local contact and regional office, please visit https://votersincharge.org/regional-offices/
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