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PCTEA Announces New Officers
Raises Money for PAC
Kent, OH - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that it had elected it's new officers for 2014 and raised over $5,000 for it's Political Action Committee (PAC) to be used in next year's elections. A overflow crowd attended the Annual Fund Raising dinner at Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna Friday night at which Adam Brandon, Executive Director of FreedomWorks, was the Keynote Speaker.
John Zastawnik of Suffield Township was named the new President of the organization, replacing Amanda Suffecool who has served for two years. Zastawnik has previously served as Treasurer for the past two years. Anne Kaczmarek of Aurora was named 1st Vice President, after two years serving as Secretary. She replaces Lauri Wischt who had served during 2012 and 2013. Bob Longshore of Ravenna was named to the new position of 2nd Vice President. Longshore had previously served as President of the organization in 2010. Nancy Grant of Edinburg Township was elected Secretary and Carl Crawford of Brimfield was elected as the new Treasurer.
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.