SJC Republican Party to host Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Ron DeSantis in Ponte Vedra


The St. Johns County Republican Party will host Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL6) as guest speakers at a fundraising dinner Friday, Oct. 6 at the Sawgrass Country Club. Topics of discussion will include tax reform, healthcare, the ongoing Russia investigation and other critical issues facing the United States today.

Having recently announced a summary of his proposed tax plan to overhaul the nation's tax code, Cruz will present his position on reform, which revolves around three ideas: flat, simple and fair. His overall plan echoes President Trump’s outspoken agenda for helping the middle class, reducing corporate taxes and creating more jobs.

“We’ve been given a historic opportunity, an opportunity to produce incredible results for the men and women who elected us,” Cruz said in a high-profile speech recently hosted by the conservative Tax Foundation. “The promise to remodel our antiquated, bureaucratic, ineffective tax system with the objective of creating more jobs, higher wages, more opportunity.” 

DeSantis continues to show his support of Trump with his proposal to put an end date on the Russia investigation and his “Drain the Swamp Act.” Modeled after the reforms called for by then-candidate Trump, the Drain the Swamp bill is intended to toughen current bans on officials lobbying the government after their federal service, to alter the incentives for government officials and to slow the revolving door between Capitol Hill and K Street.

“I thank President Trump for taking the lead on reforming Washington, and I hope we can pass this bill quickly,” DeSantis said.

Together, Cruz and DeSantis have introduced legislation regarding congressional term limits, which the president has supported and continues to advocate for.

The Oct. 6 dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include a Texas-style barbecue, cash bar and silent auction. A VIP meet and greet ($250) will precede the event at 5:30 p.m. General tickets are $100. For tickets and additional information, visit