Please accept my nomination for Area Leader for Area 10 which now includes Weston, Davie, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches for Area Leader election on Tuesday February 15, 2001 at Deike Auditorium.
I believe that I am well qualified for this position as I have been elected to the DEC every election year since 1996 and have always worked hard for good democratic candidates. I have already called many of the precinct committee persons and believe I have strong support.
My service to the party is well documented. I served as President of the Broward Young Democrats from 1999 to 2001. During that period I was on the Gore Steering Committee for Broward, was elected to and participated in the 2000 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, and was one of the attorneys involved in the Gore Recount, including getting affidavits from democrats turned away from the polls and counting chad for two days at the Broward Emergency Office in Plantation. I have been on the local legal team for Gore, Kerry and Obama performing poll watching and acting at the polls as Election Law attorney.
I also served as President of the Pine Island Ridge Democratic Club. As president I organized many great activities at Pine Island Ridge, including beer tastings (Rod Smith attended as candidate for Governor), movie nights showing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the Just Desserts roast of the Bush family with elected officials doing comedy, a monthly newsletter, a Christmas party and guest speakers at meetings.
I have often opened my law office in Davie on State Rd 84 for phone banks so Democratic volunteers had a local place to phone bank and pick up campaign literature. I did this for the campaigns of Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama.
In my precinct, T10, I have worked to improve Democratic turnout and have one the largest and best performing precincts in the county. I have walked my precinct (once with Debbie Wasserman Schults and Martin Kiar), called superdemocrats in the precinct, sent a mailing with a palm card that many voters brought with them to the polls and always work my poll on election day from 7 am to 7 pm.
If elected Area Leader I will organize quarterly meetings that will also be social events. I propose having these meetings at different locations around the area in Weston, Davie and Cooper City. These meetings will be at bar restaurants, pool halls, bowling alleys, diners or clubs where we can invite precinct people and those we want to promote as precinct leaders. We will also issue lists of voters to precinct committee persons so that they have the tools to call, walk or mail voters in their precincts. Finally, I will appoint leaders to be responsible for the different cities and neighborhoods so that we have a strong organization.
Please be aware of my concern that Chair Ceasar will attempt to prevent my nomination and election as Area Leader. His animosity towards me is well documented as he tried to prevent me from becoming President of the Pine Island Ridge Democrat Club in 2005 by enacting rules preventing a person from serving as officer of a club if they do not live within the club’s boundaries. While I did not live in the Pine Island Ridge condominiums, I lived in the single family home development right across the street. I grieved his ruling and Ceasar eventually backed down, although the grievance committee never issued a decision. In 2008 Ceasar attempted to remove me from my elected seat as Precinct Committeeman, although I received more votes than anyone in a Broward precinct race, except for maybe two condominium committee persons with more votes. The Florida Democratic Party reversed Ceasar’s decision, but it was long after the Area Leader election, therefore I was unable to run two years because Ceasar prevented me from running by his actions.
It is vital to the party that we are organized for the 2012 elections. Our State Representative, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is going to have another hateful tea party opponent. I worked the polls in the 2010 primary and general elections and saw the venomous hate they spew at Debbie. It is vital that we organize and get a great turnout for Debbie as well as Senator Bill Nelson, who I am sure will have a tough state wide race.
I am deeply disappointed by the 2010 election results. Florida has elected a governor with no government experience, who paid billions in fines for ripping off medicare/Medicaid and who is set on dismantling public education, health care and any safety net that protects the weakest among us.
Many of us are deeply concerned about the tragic path that our state is on. Only be organization and hard work can we overcome the right wing republicans and tea partiers that are working hard to change government for their own benefit.
It is time to re-organize and re-group as Democratic turnout in gubernatorial elections has decreased every cycle since 1998. I hate the feeling that Democrats are losers and those with the most money win.
That is why I hope that you will accept my nomination as Area Leader and ensure that the election is fair and above-reproach.
Please contact me and provide election procedures and confirm that everyone on the list you provided me is eligble to vote.
Randy A. Fleischer, Esq.
Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer, P.A.
8258 State Rd 84
Davie FL 33324