Incumbent Fran Hancock defends her volunteer position, held for nearly a quarter of a century. Her challenger speaks out on why she should replace Fran.
Approximately 244,000 people are eligible to vote in the race for Palm Beach County Republican State Committeewoman. Fran Hancock is the current Committeewoman.
This is an unpaid volunteer position that Hancock has held for going on 24 years and she wants another four year term. She tells us that she believes in the Republican Party and when she does turn over the position she would like to see someone "with like-minded ideas that would replace me" and she'd be glad to mentor someone who "meets the profile".
Hancock is running against Cindy Tindell, a Vice President with Next Era Energy, an FPL affiliate. Hancock doesn't believe that Tindell has the time to "devote to this volunteer position". She's also concerned that the corporation may expect her to do things that might be contrary to the Republican Party.
Hancock claims Next Era supports the Democratic party, giving "$50,000 plus dollars to Democrats...a lot of liberal Democrats actually."
We also spoke with Tindell, who denies Hancock's claims. She says "the Republican party of Florida meets four times a year. It is largely staffed by people who have jobs".
Tindell tells us she wants to be PBC Republican State Committeewoman because "the Republican party needs improvement. We need a new leadership that can bring us into the modern era."
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