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Curry chosen to succeed Bitner as Republican Party of Florida chairman

by George Bennett | September 23rd, 2011

ORLANDO — The Republican Party of Florida tonight elevated Vice Chairman Lenny Curry to replace the late Dave Bitner as chairman of the state party through the 2012 elections.

With widow Wendy Bitner, Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on hand, Curry was the only candidate nominated at a meeting of the party’s 257-member executive committee. Curry, 41, is a Jacksonville business consultant and a former chairman of the Duval County GOP. His term runs through January 2013.

Bitner, 62, was elected chairman in January and diagnosed a few months later with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He died this month, shortly after announcing his intent to resign and his wish to be succeeded by Curry.

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3 Responses to “Curry chosen to succeed Bitner as Republican Party of Florida chairman”

  1. gopgrassroots Says:

    Lenny Curry is still the Chairman of the Duval REC!

  2. Robert De Luna Says:

    Dear Sir,

    I’m conducting a research project concerning the primaries v. conventional politics, and I was curious about Florida losing potential national delegates if Florida moves up it Florida Primary. Why is this so? Is this because the RNC says so? Please explain this to me. Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Robert De Luna

  3. Tom Washington Says:

    Robert,

    Rule 15(b) of the Rules of the Republican National Committee would require Florida to lose at least 50% of their delegates to the 2012 Republican Convention in Tampa if the Florida GOP does not follow the RNC rule regarding delegate allocation formulas and the timing of Presidential nominating primary elections.

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