GOP State Committeewoman Considering State House Bid

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The spritely Susie Dolan, who serves as the State Committeewoman for the Seminole GOP, is being urged to run for State House in HD28.

By Jacob Engels

Voters in Florida’s House District 28 might have an exciting primary on their hands if Seminole GOP State Committeewoman Susie Dolan decides to run against fellow Republican David Smith.

Longtime State Representative Jason Brodeur is term-limited and his considering a bid for State Senate, which makes HD28 an open seat.

For years, Ms. Dolan has held a high-profile post for Waste Pro, a trash collection company that employs many Seminole County residents. Her husband, Tim Dolan, serves as the Executive Vice President of Waste Pro.

The Dolan’s are well known for their support of candidates for elected office and regularly contribute to local non-profits and community organizations through partnerships and fundraising.

A political newcomer in 2016 when she ran in a tough three-way primary to become the Seminole GOP’s State Committeewoman, Dolan pulled off a surprising upset over incumbent Kathryn Townsend and political activist Cindy Youell.

Since then, Dolan has quietly performed her duties for local Republicans with no drama and no controversy. Casselberry City Commissioner Anthony Aramendia said her work on behalf of local Republicans with the statewide party has been “great.”

“Susie has done a great job as State Committeewoman. Many people have recognized that, and I’m sure she will have many in her camp that will support her wholeheartedly if she decides to run.”

Dolan would certainly have an uphill battle against retired Col. David Smith, who has cracked the $100,000 mark in his fundraising and has been very active on the campaign trail.

Look for Dolan to wait for the next fundraising reports from Smith before making a decision on whether or not to take a shot at the State House.

“Susie has been a great colleague on the RPOF statewide committee, and an asset to the Seminole GOP. Given her business and community experience I believe voters will have the ability to choose between two great candidates this fall,” said Jesse Phillips, who serves alongside Dolan as the Seminole GOP State Committeeman.

Our sources tell us that Ms. Dolan has received no less than a dozen calls urging her to run for State House, or possibly for a spot on the Seminole County School Board.


Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.