Republicans gear up for election at Lincoln Reagan dinner


Hundreds of local GOP activists and candidates gathered last weekend for the St. Johns County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan dinner. Held July 16 at the St. Augustine Gun Club, the dinner gave local residents the opportunity to meet candidates for local office and learn their positions on the issues.

Guest speakers at the event included U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for re-election in the 6th District; and Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, Liberty Counsel Action and Freedom Federation. Staver spoke about the “transgender bathroom bill” and its effects on American society.