Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli is the New BREC Executive Director

RICO PETROCELLI IS THE NEW BREC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli

DECEMBER 27, 2010

BROWARD COUNTY – Former Plantation City Councilman and longtime BREC Member Rico Petrocelli will begin as the new BREC Executive Director on January 3, 2011.  Mr. Petrocelli brings a unique background of experience in business, politics, and media to the position.

Mr. Petrocelli served on the Plantation City Council from 2005 through 2008, and was the Council’s President in 2008.  He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Broward County Housing Authority, and was appointed to the Census Board by Plantation Councilman Jerry Fadgen – also a longtime BREC Member and current candidate for Plantation Mayor.

Mr. Petrocelli is also the owner and founder of The Plantation Journal, a local, community based daily online newspaper.
In his 40-years of work experience, Mr. Petrocelli has displayed a proven ability to motivate others, build effective teams, and get the job done.
“What I want to bring to BREC is teamwork – where we work together hitting on all eight cylinders with the common goal of electing Republicans,” said Mr. Petrocelli.  “We need to take advantage of the Republican tsunami created in the last election and carry it forward to the local, statewide, and federal elections over the next two years.  We also need to maintain and register new Republicans right here in Broward, reach out to Republicans in the business community, and work as hard as we can to represent the almost 250,000 Republicans in Broward County.”
“I know that Rico will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the BREC that we need to strengthen our local party,” said Richard DeNapoli, Chairman of the Republican Party of Broward.
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Press Release from Broward Republican Executive Committee Dated December 27, 2010.

Frank Messana is Asking for Your Help as He Runs for Margate City Commission

Dear BREC Members,

Fellow longtime BREC Member Frank Messana is asking for your help in his campaign for the Margate City Commission.

Frank is running in a special election for this vacant seat, and the election is on January 11th, 2011.

Frank is ready to provide volunteers with calling scripts, walk lists, and other information.  Frank is also asking for your donations so that he can mount an effective campaign.

Frank has been a BREC Member for many years and has served as the President of the Regional Republican Club.

You can reach Frank Messana directly at 754-235-0601.

Please visit his website at www.frankmessana.com.

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Republican Party of Broward County

954-298-9121

Original Email Date December 24, 2010

Transition…and Looking Ahead to 2011

Dear BREC Members,  

I want to thank you all once again for the honor of serving as your Chairman.

We are looking forward to an exciting year for the Republican Party of Broward!

Our next meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2011, at the Sheraton Suites hotel and will feature Fmr. Congressman E. Clay Shaw.  More details to follow.

With a great Board in place, we are working on many initiatives in advance of our next BREC meeting.  Here are some highlights:

Transition.  I have met extensively with the outgoing Board members and all have been very helpful during these last couple of weeks.  I wish to thank them all for making themselves available during this holiday season so that we can begin the New Year on the right track.

I have also met with the new Board and we will meet once again before the New Year.

The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Quarterly.  Colleen, Sheela and I attended the RPOF Quarterly in Orlando on December 10-11, and met many great Republican leaders from all over the state.  We exchanged ideas, and I learned about successes in other counties that we could bring to Broward.  Governor-Elect Scott personally asked me to increase Republican registration in Broward, and I intend to do whatever it takes – with your help – to meet this request.

Additionally, I met with all of the candidates for the upcoming RPOF Chair election.  All are committed to helping our local County Executive Committees and know how important Broward County is to the state of Florida.

Best Wishes to Sharon Day!  Best wishes are also in order for our very own State Committeewoman, National Committeewoman, and RNC Secretary Sharon Day, who is running for Co-Chair of the RNC!

The 8 for 800 Platform.  With the help of the new Board and other committee members, I have already begun implementing many of the ideas outlined in the Eight Point Platform for the almost Eight Hundred Precincts in Broward.  If you believe in the 8 for 800 Platform and are willing to work extremely hard, let me know you’re interested in serving.

If you or anyone you know has any questions about the BREC, please feel free to contact me directly.  I have been and always will be accessible to our committee members.  My personal email is rdenapoli@yahoo.com and my personal cell number is 954-298-9121.

I’m looking forward to a great year for the BREC and the Republican Party!

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Republican Party of Broward County

954-298-9121

Original Email Date December 20, 2010