Department of Florida

Endorsements

 

DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

Position Candidate
COMMANDER Dianne Boland
COMMANDER Bob Kiley
1ST VICE COMMANDER Rick Johnson
2ND VICE COMMANDER Jerry Brandt
3RD VICE COMMANDER Eunice Butts
NEC Dennis Boland
NEC Albert E. Porter
NECA Art Schwabe
NECA Joe Magee
SGT-AT-ARMS Jeff Durden
CHAPLAIN Barry Roberts
CHAPLAIN Willie W. Branch Jr.
HISTORIAN Gerald Kaufman
HISTORIAN Doug Deierlein

AREA COMMANDERS

Position Candidate
CENTRAL AREA Jay Allen
EASTERN AREA Bruce Thurber
EASTERN AREA James E. Burk
NORTHERN AREA Frederick Hutto
NORTHERN AREA Fred Matthews
WESTERN AREA Raymond Olsen
SOUTHERN AREA James Tewes
SOUTHWESTERN AREA Michael Raymond

DISTRICT COMMANDERS

 

Position Candidate
1ST DISTRICT John M. Edens
3RD DISTRICT Stuart Scott
4TH DISTRICT Cherie’ A. Korn
5TH DISTRICT Troy Horsley
6TH DISTRICT Timothy Tierney
7TH DISTRICT David Tucker
7TH DISTRICT Ira “Andy”  Anderson
8TH DISTRICT Jerry Faught
9TH DISTRICT Teddy Pomerantz
11TH DISTRICT Donna Artola-Wallace
12TH DISTRICT Gerald Newland
12TH DISTRICT Stephen Hamrick
13TH DISTRICT Brian “Taz” Gehling
13TH DISTRICT Peter Rabczewski
15TH DISTRICT Bruce Carl
16TH DISTRICT Raymond Perez
16TH DISTRICT Raymond Kruse
17TH DISTRICT James Bowers

ENDORSEMENT POLICY

In order for an endorsement to be published on the Department website and listed in the Legion Link, the following criteria must be followed:

Requirements

  1. Endorsement letters will be accepted for the following positions:
    1. Department Commander
    2. Department Vice Commanders
    3. National Executive Committeeman and Alternate
      1. During even numbered years only
    4. Department Sgt-At-Arms
    5. Department Chaplain
    6. Department Historian
    7. Area Commanders
    8. District Commanders
  2. Endorsement letters will only be accepted from a Post.
  3. An endorsement letter must meet the following criteria:
    1. On Post letterhead
    2. Contains the date of the meeting the Post made the endorsement
    3. States that the members of the Post approved the endorsement at the meeting
    4. Contains a brief narrative (offices held, etc.) explaining why the individual should be considered for the office
    5. Signed by two Post Officers

How to Submit

All endorsement letters must be mailed to the Department in hardcopy. Endorsement letters faxed to the Department will not be accepted, as the quality is too low to obtain a good scan. An electronic version of the letter may be sent to the Department by email however, a hardcopy of the letter is still required to verify the signatures prior to posting on the website and listing in the Legion Link.

*Any letter that does not meet the above criteria will be returned to the Post for proper formatting and/or signatures.

Endorsement letters will be accepted for publication after September 1st for the coming year.

Only the first endorsement letter received for an individual running for an office will be posted on the Department Website. Subsequent endorsements for the same individual will be filed at the Department for future reference.