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Reynolds to meet Governor in Tallahassee on Thursday.
(Tallahassee) Governor Charlie Crist’s office announced today that former Winter Garden City Commissioner Rod Reynolds (TEA) has made the final cut for consideration for the appointment to fill the vacated position of Commissioner Mildred Fernandez. Reynolds will meet with the Governor on Thursday afternoon.
Reynolds, a member of the TEA Party, is a former member of the Winter Garden City Commission having been appointed to that position by former Governor Jeb Bush.
Reynolds is also a former member of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee and very active in Ax the Tax and the Florida Taxpayers Union as well as the TEA Party.
TEA Party Chairman Fred O’Neal was pleased with the development. “Governor Crist could do not better than appointing Commissioner Reynolds to the seat. Commissioner Reynolds is a true anti-tax leader who favors accountability and responsibility in public spending. It is great to see the Governor thinking outside the boundaries of the decaying two-party system to consider someone not tied to the failures of the past,” stated O’Neal.
If appointed, Commissioner Reynolds would join Polk County Commissioner Randy Wilkinson as the second current TEA party county commissioner in Florida. Commissioner Wilkinson is also the TEA party nominee for the 12th Congressional District and currently a frontrunner for that position, given Wilkinson’s four countywide victories in Polk County.