Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Jan Face Glassman: State Committeewoman

Guest Commentary

I am running for re-election to serve ALL Republicans as the Collier County Republican State Committeewoman (SCW). The SCW role goes far beyond selecting Republican Convention Delegates, whose vote is bound by rules for the winner of the Presidential Preference Primary. As SCW, uphold the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Loyalty Oath and support the Republican Party platform. The SCW is not a legislative position and does not vote on laws. The position is unpaid; I pay all my own expenses for travel to the required quarterly RPOF meetings and local Republican events. 

As the liaison between the local Republican Party and RPOF leadership, the SCW must have the ability to build and maintain relationships. I have a proven record of strong relationships with local Republican leaders, the RPOF, and national Republican leaders. I live by Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment to do no harm to a fellow Republican; and have a 50-year record of supporting Primary candidates and getting actively behind the winner in the General election, as shown by my strong support of President Trump as the 2016 nominee and for his re-election. 

The SCW must work closely with the Collier County Republican Executive Committee (CCREC) and chartered Republican Clubs. A ‘rogue’ SCW, at minimumwould not add value to the local Republican efforts, but could also work to undermine the efforts of the local Republican party, the RPOF, and the RNC. I am a member of the CCRECthe chartered Republican Clubs, and Federated Republican women’s clubs. Since 2010, I have implemented new programs to broaden local Republican involvement and have chaired the annual Lincoln Reagan dinner bringing in national speakers including Gov. Chris Christie, Corey Lewandowski, and KT McFarland. These events raise the significant funds that the local Republican Party needs to run a successful General Election campaign to elect our entire Republican ticket top to bottom. Most importantly, I have done this working with a strong team of Republicans dedicated to our local Republican organization.  

In order to represent a community, it is important to be actively involved in that community and understand the entire community, not just a microcosm. continue my lifelong focus on helping young women build strong futures through my volunteer efforts with Pace Center for Girls. I have served on the annual Love-that-Dress committee, served as a table host for the annual ThrowaGirla-Lifeline luncheon, arranged the girls’ day on Capitol Hill in DC including private meetings with Congressmen and meetings and photos in the Speaker’s office, and led a focus group for potential expansion of Pace Reach in Collier County. I was recognized as Pace Collier’s 2019 Pacesetter for my volunteer efforts. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart read my name into the Congressional Record in 2020 for my efforts on behalf of our community, especially Pace.  

I have the experience, the community involvement, the strong Republican relationships and values, and most of all, the integrity required to serve as Republican State Committeewoman. I ask for your vote in the August 18th Primary Election. promise that I won’t let you down! 

Jan Glassman
Naples, Florida

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