David Belle Isle and Georgia State Senator David Schafer to Speak in February

Daivid Belle Belle IsleThe Madison County Republican Party will meet Thursday, February 15 for dinner at the Ila Restaurant. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the meal is $15.00. Please message us here if you plan to attend.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Our guest speakers this month are both candidates for a statewide office. David Belle Isle, Mayor of Alpharetta, is seeking the office of Secretary of State. His priorities for the office include keeping our elections secure with the latest technology and security as well as making Georgia the easiest place to start and grow a business or a licensed career. Georgia Senator David Schafer, candidate for Lt. David ShaferGovernor, has a long involvement with the Georgia Republican Party and has represented district 48 since 2002. He lives in Duluth with his wife and daughter.

Please join us as we continue our series of guest speakers seeking statewide office. The meeting is open to the public.

Jay Florence Speaking In January

Jay Florence

Join us Thursday night at the Madison County Government Complex meeting room. The doors open at 6:30 for a meet and greet. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. We look forward to presenting Judge Harry Rice (ret.) with a contribution for the Madison County Veterans Memorial Garden.

Our guest speaker will be Jay Florence. Mr. Florence currently serves as Georgia’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law. After passing the Georgia Bar, Mr. Florence began work at the Department of Insurance as an Enforcement Attorney. He then served as legal counsel to the Insurance and Financial Oversight Division before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner. His principle duties as Assistant Commissioner included acting as legislative liaison to the Georgia General Assembly, a role in which he successfully shepherded more than a dozen bills through the legislative process. In 2015, Mr. Florence accepted the position of Chief of Staff to the Office of the Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore, David Shafer (R-48). In January of 2017, he returned to the Department as Deputy Insurance Commissioner. Mr. Florence has always been active in Republican politics. In college, he worked on U.S. congressional campaigns in both North Carolina and Ohio. In 2014, he was the campaign manager for Ralph Hudgens’ successful bid for re-election as Commissioner of Insurance. Mr. Florence lives in Athens, Georgia where he regularly attends Athens Church and is a board member of the Jon Desso Scholarship foundation, which provides scholarships to Prince Avenue Christian School.