Officers

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Bob White, Chairman | A fourth generation Floridian with a passion for politics and an unwavering commitment to the Constitution and limited government. He serves as the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida (RLCFL), Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida (RLCCEF), and is the founder and former Chairman of the Liberty Catalyst Fund (LCF).

Karyn Morton

Karyn Morton, Vice Chair |NE Florida RLC Chair and Vice Chairwoman. She is a talk host at Battleground News. She is the former Co-Founder & Vice President at Duval Republican Trump Club,Legislative Director at Floridians for Immigration Enforcement. Karyn has also served the Republican Party of Duval County as the Immediate Past Chairman, former vice chair and the Republican Party of Florida as a Duval State Committeewoman.

Travis Christensen

Travis Christensen, Secretary | Chairman for the Clay County RLC. Travis is a veteran and career machinist. He has held various positions in local government committees and the local Republican party and believes that for the RLC to be successful we must promote our principles to both party and government. His favorite quote is: “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the effects of ignoring reality.”- Ayn Rand

 

Tracy Venerable, Treasurer Tracy Venerable serves as the Treasurer for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.

 


Special Directors

Jessico Bowman

Jessico Bowman, Webmaster | Appointed as Communications & Public Relations Committee Chairwoman for the RLCFL and Webmaster for Flagler County RLC. Jessico is the former Deputy Treasurer of the Lake Federated Republican Women’s Club. Jessico graduated in 2010 from Auburn University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business & Economics. Jessico is an OTM in the financial & insurance industry and a former systems analyst. Jessico is a wife to her soulmate Charles, an avid animal lover, and an active mom of two boys with a passion for volunteerism in her children’s education and extracurricular activities.

Andy Dubois

Andy Dubois, Newsletter Editor | Appointed as a member to the RLCFL Communications & Public Relations Committee. Andy currently serves as the Chairman of the Lake-Sumter RLC. Andy’s activism in preserving liberty was galvanized in 2009 with the rise of the grassroots Tea Party movement. Working in concert with his local Republican Party Executive Committee in a variety of roles, Andy enthusiastically embraced policy and election strategies over the past decade. In 2019, Andy was one of several who founded the Republican Liberty Caucus Lake-Sumter which is chartered to work within the Republican Party to advance the foundational principles required for American self-government. These principles include Constitutionally limited government, preservation of individual liberty, and free-market capitalism. Andy lives with his wife, Marie, in Howey in the Hills, Florida.

Helen Pferdehirt

Helen Pferdehirt, Media Relations | Appointed as a member of the RLCFL Communications & Public Relations Committee. Helen is a District Representative at U.S. House of Representatives for Florida District 19. She is a former English Teacher at Broward County Public Schools. 

 


At Large Directors

John Carroll

John Carroll, Director at Large | Appointed as the National Membership Chairman for the RLCFL. John is also is serving as the Assistant Secretary for the Florida Young Republicans. Born in Long Island New York, John moved to Florida in 2004 when he was 15, where he joined his school’s Navy JROTC Program. It was there that he learned the importance of Service to Country, and the Protection of the Constitution. John served in the United States Army Military Police with a 15-month deployment to Iraq, 10+ Years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and a previous career working in Government & Studying Politics. John Graduated from Saint Leo University with a BA in History & Political Science and an Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security. John became the Communications Director for the Tampa Bay RLC not long after becoming a member. In 2019, he was elected Regional Director for West Central Florida; where he served until being elected in 2021 as a Director At Large of the Florida RLC.

John Weiler

John Weiler, Director at Large | John is a lifelong Republican Patriot and defender of Liberty. He is a registered Professional Engineer and retired Corporate Executive, with a background in Nuclear Engineering and Physics. John serves as the Brevard County Republican Executive Committee District 2 Chairman and has been an RLCCEF member and director for over 12 years He has also served as Chairman of the Liberty Catalyst Fund. and has been an active member of the RLCFL lobby days effort. In addition he is a Director of Space Coast Patriots.

Celeste Ellich

Celeste Ellich, Director at Large | serves as a Director at Large for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.

 

 


Florida Regional Directors

John Mills

John Mills, Northwest Director | John is a retired U. S. Navy pilot with nearly 40 years of combined uniform and civilian service. John is a staunch believer in the framework of limited government outlined by the US Constitution and has taken on numerous leadership roles in the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida by building his local charter, organizing Second Amendment Rallies, and serving on both our state and national boards.

 

Ken Morrow,Northeast Director |
Ken is a Citizen Activist and Member. As Past President of FLIMEN (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement), Ken worked with FAIR, (Federation for American Immigration Reform) and Florida Legislators to pass Florida’s Anti-Sanctuary Policy Bill, SB 168 and Verification of Employment Eligibility, CS/CS/CS/SB 664. He is a member of (ASA) American Suppressor Association, the (CSPOA) Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, (FPC) Firearms Policy Coalition, GOA (Gun Owners of America), Heritage Action for America (Florida Sentinel), Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, NRA (Life Member), Member of North Florida Chapter of Safari Club International, the River City Republican Club, the (SAF) Second Amendment Foundation, and a supporter of NumbersUSA. Ken is an active volunteer for Concerned Veterans for America, and We Can Be Heroes Foundation. He has previously served as the County Co-Chair, Duval County, Team Florida – Donald J. Trump for President, and a volunteer of Congressman Ted Yoho for Congress. Ken is a member of the Clay County Republican Executive Committee, Republican Men of Clay, and the Founding Secretary of the former Duval Trump Club. He also managed the 2020 Clay County Republican Campaign office. He is a Constitutionalist and advocate for the Second Amendment and Immigration Enforcement.

 

The North Central Florida Regional Director Position is Vacant.

 

Willie Montague

Dr. Willie J. Montague, Central Director | Willie also serves as the Chairman of the Orange County RLC. Congressional Candidate for FL-10. Willie is the current overseer of the New Creation Assembly of Churches, the Lead Pastor at Gravity Church, the President of Insignia Christian Academy, Founder & President at House of Timothy, the chancellor of Victory School of Ministry, and the Founder of a mentorship program known as Element 26. Willie  mentors young adults, removing negative conitation towards “At Risk Youth”, averaging 50+ mentees at a time. Wille biannually hosts community outreach events in Downtown Orlando to feed and provide for over one hundred homeless, underprivileged locals. Willie resided in India for 5 months, where he served to further develop the community and start a church. Willie retains international relations with pastors in Pakistan – he is coordinating and aiding in the construction of an orphanage. Willie is a motivational speaker. His speaking platforms include: Oral Roberts University, the Rotary Club, Aglow International, and many other organizations involved in the political scene. Willie has authored The Fruits of Leadership, which focuses on formulating and illustrating the actions, attitudes, and attributes of leaders from all walks of life.

 

Rik Venerable, Central East Director |  serves as the Central East Florida Regional Director for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.

 

Christopher Carman

Christopher Carman, Central West Director | Born in Sarasota, FL, the second of a set of twins, Christopher Carman has a passion and love for politics. His love of politics and getting involved stems from early participation in the cub scouts and the Boy Scouts of America Program where Christopher became and is an Eagle Scout with 24 Merit Badges and 3 palms (the highest honor one can achieve in Scouting). Christopher has been extremely active in all levels of politics since he registered to vote in May of 1987 in fact he has a 100% voter participation in every election he has been eligible for since then (over 73). Christopher is currently a member of the Manatee County Republican Executive Committee and the Manatee County Republican Liberty Caucus where he has been the membership chair since the local chapter formed in March of 2021. Christopher was most recently elected as a member of the RLC Florida to the position of the Regional Director for Central West Florida which covers from Citrus County in the North and Sarasota County in the Sound. If you are looking for help running for office, Chris and his twin brother have a campaign management and consulting business which they run together to help get  candidates elected to office.

Robert Sutton

Robert Sutton, Southeast Director |  Robert also serves as a National Board Member Republican Liberty Caucus and Chairman of the Broward County RLC. Robert is the Principal of R.B.E.D.,Inc. and President of the Florida Atlantic Conservative Team, LLC., a member of the Republican Business Council, Chairman of Trump Team 2020 Florida Leadership Committee, and Treasurer of the Trump Team 2020 Florida Republican Club. Robert has previously served as, and is now the former, Chairman of Congressional District 22, Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, Presidential Delegate (in 2016), Acting Chairman Congressional District 20, Vice Chairman Broward Republican Executive Committee, and Precinct Committeeman EOO7. Robert has been married to his wife, Teresa, for over 30 years. Robert and Teresa have three exceptional children who make them proud every day. Robert’s number one strength is his ability to take an abstract thought, reduce it to a writing, and bring the concept to the market place. His favorite quote is: “I hear you, I believe what you say, but I can only measure your results”. Robert works in the modalities of Strategic Business Planning, Resource Brokerage, Product Placement,Education, and Social Policies.

Jamie Merchant, Southwest Director | serves as the Southwest Florida Regional Director for the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida.