Indian River County Republican Executive Committee State Committeeman Shawn Frost announced on December 13th, 2022 his run for Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF). The election will be held on February 18th, 2022.
Frost released a public letter to Republicans announcing his run, his platform for Vice Chairman, prior experience and his endorsements.
“politics is a team sport, and we are truly on a winning team.
I will work to prove that I have the time and resources, leadership experience, temperament, and strategic talent to be the Vice Chairman who will strengthen the GOP team to Keep Florida Winning.”
Frost said his Build the Bench initiative “exemplified how I believe the RPOF functions best: locally lead and statewide supported and I was proud to be part of that team win.”
Frost intends to travel across Florida to get to know Republicans across the State in the coming weeks and listen to Republicans on suggestions for changes and improvements to the Republican Party. He said the listening will help the party to keep winning in the State of Florida.
Frost also plans to resolve internal conflicts that have wracked many Republican Executive Committees across the State of Florida. He is a trained mediator and conflict resolution expert.
Frost said he knows both current candidates for RPOF Chairman, Evan Power and Christian Ziegler, saying he has worked well with both candidates in the past few election cycles.
Frost said “I am running one race and focused on winning my Vice Chairman’s election, unless something drastic happens, and will defer to Committee and the Governor if he chooses to weigh in on the Chairman’s race.”
Frost expects the rules to be followed within the Republican Party across Florida and said he is willing to “respectfully work with every Republican at every level to ensure we are whooping up on the left, not each other.” Frost said he has been told by many Republicans following the rules are an important issue in Florida that matter to many Republicans.
Frost has been endorsed by the following on the first day he announced his run for Vice Chairman:
From Indian River County:
Carole Jean Jordan: Indian River County Tax Collector and former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida when Jeb Bush was Governor of Florida
State Rep. Robert “Robbie” Brackett: State Representative District 34 and former Mayor of Vero Beach
Hon. Dr. Gene Posca MD: School Board Member Indian River County, District 1
Elly Manov: State Committeewoman Indian River County Republican Executive Committee since 2008
Patti and Jim Sullivan: State Directors, Parental Rights Florida
Taylor Dingle: President of Vero Beach Young Republicans and member of the City of Vero Beach Historic Preservation Commission
Outside of Indian River County:
Congressman Byron Donalds (R) – U.S. Representative from Florida’s 19th Congressional District
State Rep. Jason Fischer – Former State Representative from Jacksonville, FL
Hon. Erika Donalds – School Choice and Education Freedom Advocate, Conservative Media Personality, former Collier County School Board Member, and Co-Founder and Past President of the conservative-leaning Florida Coalition of School Board Members (FCSBM) and wife of Congressman Byron Donalds
James Campo – Republican Party of Florida CD 18 Caucus Chair, State Executive Committee Member, and Martin County State Committeeman, Build the Bench Committee Vice-Chairman
JoAnne DeBartolo: Current Collier County Republican State Committeewoman and 2016 Trump Campaign County Chair
Sharon Demers – Flagler County State Committeewoman
Raemi Eagle-Glenn – Alachua State Committeewoman and former Alachua County Commissioner (Endorsement below)
Hon. April Carney – Duval County School Board Member- DeSantis, Donalds, and Renner endorsed candidate
Hon. Jessie Thompson – Volusia County School Board Member – 2022 DeSantis, Donalds, and Renner endorsed candidate (endorsement below)
Hon. Matt Susin – Brevard County School Board Chairman
Chairman Kenny Nail – St. Lucie County Republican Executive Committee Chairman and 2016 Trump County Chair
Esther Byrd – Momma and Conservative Joyful Warrior
Quisha King – Parental Rights Advocate and Conservative Media Personality
Patti and Jim Sullivan said of Frost:
“Shawn was instrumental in helping us arrange for a successful Parental Rights rally in the Florida Capitol that ultimately resulted in passage of the Parents’ Bill of Rights. Shawn has been a steadfast partner in our efforts to put students first and parents in charge. We enthusiastically endorse Shawn R. Frost for RPOF Vice Chair because he will put parents first and keep Florida winning.”
Frost previously served as Chairman of the Indian River County, Florida School Board from District 1 and has worked on many campaigns, including Florida Congressman Bryon Donalds (R).
Frost also served in the United States Marine Corp and has a non-profit ‘Vets in Class’ that works to get Veterans into classrooms teaching students.
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