Paul Paulson Rolls Out Endorsements In GOP Committeeman Race

Paulson rakes up endorsements in quest for GOP state post, as a lifetime in Orange County shows strong community commitment. 


By Jacob Engels


Paul Paulson just announced a considerable number of party and community leaders in his quest for a top Republican Party position, in an exclusive to the East Orlando Post.


Generally regarded by most observers to be the leading candidate for Republican State Committeeman for Orange County, he nonetheless faces a determined group of several competitors.


“As Republicans have started to see my signs and have found out about my candidacy, I have been honored and pleased to receive many unsolicited endorsements for my candidacy. After a productive lifetime of community involvement here in Orange County, I’m humbled,” stated Paulson.


While many candidates seek endorsement from professional politicians and those at the top of the elite political structure, Paulson’s endorsements show a wide breadth of community support.


From elected officials, to health service professionals, to his fellow veterans, Paulson is expected reap the benefits of these diverse supporters on election day later this month.


The election for Republican State Committeeman will be held in the Republican Primary on August 30, 2016. All registered voters in Orange County are eligible to vote for this important party position.


A listing of those supporting Paulson’s campaign for Orange County GOP Committeeman can be found below.


*The Honorable Lydia Pisano, Mayor, Belle Isle, Florida.


*Dick and Anita Padgett, Past Commander American Legion Post 112, Winter Park 20 year US Air Force veteran. 


*Dr. Linda Rogers Gilliland, Ph.D. Maitland, of the Orlando Plastic Surgery Center.


*Attorney Michele Biecker, Orlando, Family Law and Bankruptcy.


*Henry “Hank” Brown, Baptist Terrace Prayer leader.


*Ron Smith, Navy Veteran, Lifetime member of Central Florida Realty Investors


*Sherwood “Woody” Shoff, Avionics Instrument Systems Technician/Instructor in the Air Force during the Vietnam era, and most recently as a quality service engineer.


*Keith Recine, Chairman of the Florida Taxpayers Union.


*Jeff Purdue, President, Orlando Home Mortgages.


*Tervara Stanley, Senior Banker, Wells Fargo.


*Bob Butterfield, Civil Engineer, City of Orlando.


*Dr. Roderick Lacey, M.D., D.C.


*Doug Guetzloe, Chairman of Ax the Tax.


*Max Kidwell of Orlo Vista, Retired School Teacher and Tea Party member.


*The Honorable Ed Gold, City Commissioner Belle Isle, Florida.


*Kelly Ratchford, Republican Precinct Committeewoman elect, Taft. Housewife.


*Andrew Femino, Field Coordinator for Eight is Enough Orlando.


*Dennis Freytes US Army (Lt. Colonel Ret.) American Veteran and longtime GOP leader in Orange County.


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Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at