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Upcoming Event

The next Sarasota Republican Club meeting will be held on


Thursday, April 18, 2024

6:00 pm at Marina Jack

Guest Speaker:

Richard Corcoran

President, New College of Florida

Richard Corcoran was selected as the ninth president in New College’s history
in October 2023, after serving as the College’s interim president for the
preceding seven months.

Under his leadership, New College enrolled its largest incoming class in
school history in Fall 2023, launched an intercollegiate athletics program,
updated several indoor and outdoor spaces across the campus, introduced
the Presidential Honors Scholarship, and expanded opportunities for Pell

Richard previously served four terms in the Florida House, culminating in his
term as Speaker of the Florida House from 2016-2018.

In December 2018, Richard was appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve as
Florida’s Commissioner of Education. In this role, he supported hundreds of
thousands of Florida teachers, support staff, and millions of students while
managing an annual budget of approximately $25 billion. His many
accomplishments in that role are dwarfed by the leadership he displayed to
guide Florida’s education system through the COVID-19 Pandemic, reopening
schools safely for in-person learning in Fall 2020.

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Recent Events

Joe Gruters, Florida State Senator District 23,

Highlights March Club Dinner Meeting

The Republican Club of Sarasota's dinner meeting in March 2024 had the honor of having Florida State Senator Joe Gruters, as guest speaker.  Senator Gruters gave the audience an inside look at the lawmaking process up in Tallahassee, and also told several funny, yet informative, stories about his experiences in Republican politics.  It was a great night and a wonderful meeting!

Mission Statement:​
The Sarasota Republican Club is a proactive group of Republicans that sponsor events and dinner meetings to promote constitutionally-based, conservative principles of government while seeking to support candidates who represent those principles. We provide members with up close political insights and the opportunity to personally and constructively engage in the political process.
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