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Lt Col Allen West to speak at Camp Weed in Suwannee County


Submitted by Layne E. Schultetus

Lt. Col. Allen West
-Courtesy Photo

The Suwannee County Republican Party in conjunction with the Republican Party of Florida ( RPOF) is proud to announce that Lt. Col. Allen West will be speaking at the Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center on September 5th 2019.  The theme of this event is Restoring American Patriotism.

The Honorable Lt. Col Allen West, (U.S. Army Retired) is a Life-long Republican.  Born in Atlanta GA, in 1961; His education includes a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University.  He graduated with an MMAS from U.S Army Command & General Staff College.

 He served in the United States Army from 1982 to 2004 rising to the rank of Lt. Col. He was deployed to the Middle East in the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War.


Following his retirement from the Army in 2008 he ran for Congress unsuccessfully. Then in 2010 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 22nd District and was the first black Republican elected to the House since Reconstruction. Following redistricting in 2012, he lost his re-election bid, however he has continued to be active in Republican politics. He served as a delegate to the 2016 Republican National convention in Cleveland Ohio, nominating Donald J. Trump for President.


He has since moved to Texas and is the CEO for the Dallas based National Center for Policy Analysis. He is a master scuba diver, motor- cycle enthusiast and a frequent contributor to FOX NEWS.


Sherri Ortega, Chairwoman of the Suwannee County Executive Committee, advised that we are so very fortunate to have a speaker of this caliber and national standing come to Suwannee County ahead of the 2020 election cycle.  Chris Summerlin State Committee Woman for Suwannee County advised that this is a wonderful opportunity for the citizens of this area to be able to hear and have contact with a nationally recognized American Patriot who believes in our Constitutional Republic and stands in defense of our American values and liberties.


As of this press release, three types of tickets are available. For the 7:00 pm speaking engagement only, tickets are $25.00 per person and $10.00 for students with student I.D.’s.   Prior to the speech, at 5:30 pm there will be a VIP reception and book signing with photo opportunity where you will be able to meet Lt. Col. West.  Heavy Hors d’ouevres will be served during this social time which begins at 5:30 pm.  VIP tickets are $75.00 each and include preferred seating and designated parking area for the speaking engagement, as well.


For further information, contact Sheri Ortega at 386-647-6039 or Chris. Summerlin at 386-466-4940. Or contact the Suwannee County Republican Party on Facebook. 

Correspondence may be addressed to The Republican Party of Suwannee County P.O. Box 663, Live Oak, Florida, 32060. 

The Camp Weed Cerveny Conference Center is located at 11057 Camp Weed Place, Live Oak Florida 32060.

Tickets may go fast as there are limited seats available, so don’t delay in getting your seats reserved for this Restoring American Patriotism event.