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Connors to Serve as Polk County State Committeeman for Democrats

The Polk County Democrats announce that Robert Connors of Lake Wales was elected to the office of Polk County State Committeeman.

The vote was held April 13 during a virtual meeting of the Polk Democratic Executive Committee (DEC).

The office of Polk County State Committeeman includes informing the Polk County DEC of any questions to be brought before the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) State Executive Committee, reporting all actions taken at both the FDP Central and State Executive Committee meetings to the Polk County DEC, reflecting the wishes of the Polk County DEC in all votes cast, and keeping the Polk County DEC Bylaws Committee informed of all changes made in the FDP Charter and Bylaws.

Connors is a longtime environmental and equal rights activist who has previously served on the Democratic Executive Committee in both Polk and Broward counties. He has previously served as a Polk County commissioner, Polk County DEC chair, and Polk DEC state committeeman. He is a former president of Polk County Young Democrats and a member of the National Democratic County Officials. He attended numerous state committee meetings and FDP conventions and was appointed as a delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention by the Al Gore campaign. He also currently serves as the Precinct Captain for Precinct 532 and is a leader in the Polk Democrats Voter Protection Team.

Connors and his wife Susan reside in Lake Wales and are members of the Lake Wales Democratic Club. Semi-retired, he remains active as a writer and author.

Due to the current coronavirus situation, the Democrats' Lakeland nd Haines City offices are temporariy closed, but the organization remains at work wiht many virtual opportunities.

For questions and more information, please contact Polk County Democrats at email [email protected], visit the website at, follow on Facebook at or call 863-668-7199. Volunteer opportunities are available. Donations are needed and appreciated. They can be made at the website or mailed to Polk County Democrats, 1553 S. Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801.


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