Florida Governor Ron DeSantis headlined the Dallas County Republican Party’s most successful Reagan Day Dinner in the local Party’s history, setting an all-time fundraising record!
Lane Sullivan, Reagan Dinner Event Chairwoman, kicked off the evening at the Omni Dallas Hotel Saturday, March 4 where more than 700 GOP loyalists, patrons, elected officials, dignitaries and special guests gathered to honor the legacy of Ronald Reagan, 40tth President of the United States, celebrate our Grand Ole Party, and to pay tribute to Doug Deason, recipient of the Fred R. Meyer Lifetime Achievement Award.
Governor DeSantis delivered rousing remarks about countless battles fought and won by enacting policies against Covid-19 lockdowns, leftist critical race theory and woke gender ideology while facing dishonest attacks from the media. A Dallas Reagan Dinner exclusive, First Lady Casey DeSantis joined him onstage and led an engaging and enlightening fireside chat discussing the Governor’s new book, The Courage to Be Free, Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival.
From the book:
“What Florida has done is establish a blueprint for governance that has produced tangible results while serving as a rebuke to the entrenched elites who have driven our nation into the ground. Florida is proof positive that we the people are not powerless in the face of these elites.”
“If you’re not on offense, then you’re basically a sitting duck and you let these people come and just take potshots at you all the time. … It’s hard for them to keep up with you when you’re constantly doing new things and leading on different issues, and we’ve pretty much kept that pace going throughout my entire tenure as governor.”
DCRP Chairwoman Jennifer Hajdu discussed the accomplishments of the Party. She and Executive Director Susan Fountain honored Wes Bowen for his contributions to train a force of 543 poll watchers over the past 5 years and Michael Slaton, who has served in Central Count at Dallas County Elections Department as Alternate Judge, with the well-deserved Volunteer of Year Award for their service. They have contributed hundreds of hours of their time to ensure fair and honest elections.
Chairwoman Hajdu and America First CEO Brooke Rollins paid tribute to Doug Deason’s contributions to the Republican Party vetting and financially supporting local candidates and serving as Dallas GOP Finance Chair, as well as serving on the Texas Public Policy Foundation board. On a national level, helping initiate with Rollins and Senator Ted Cruz and many others, the passage of landmark legislation, the First Step Act to address Bail Reform and signed into law by President Donald Trump.
Immediately following Governor and First Lady DeSantis’ fireside chat, Jacki Deason, host of the Jacki Daily Show, moderated a panel discussion with the Texas Delegation of Congressional leaders Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), Chip Roy (TX- 21 ) and Dr. Ronny Jackson (TX-13)
Many, many thanks to Presenting Sponsors Lisa and Kenny Troutt, the Doug and Darwin Deason Families for their generous underwriting support; Terry and Bob Rowling, Data Mob, Dallas Capital Bank, Ashford, Trinka Taylor, who along with hundreds of individuals made this event possible.
It is truly exciting and heartwarming to see people who have the same goals for returning Dallas County to the Republicans for leadership coming together to contribute to help further this cause. Without this support, it would not be possible to accomplish this vision. Thank you to all who contributed to this great event and helped to move the needle further to the right.
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