CLEWISTON, FLORIDA (May 17, 2006) -- Former United States Attorney General Janet Reno will be the keynote speaker at a joint Democratic Executive Committee so-called "Jefferson Jackson" dinner in Clewiston on Friday, June 9. The Hendry County and Glades County Democratic Executive Committees have joined together to bring Ms. Reno to our area.
According to Ellen Hawk Geake, chairman of the Glades County Democratic Executive Committee, '"The upcoming election is very important to the Florida Democrats. Janet Reno will deliver a positive message and help unite the party. Although we are small counties, if we work together, we can see a large Democratic victory in our local and state races. Janet Reno has always worked hard to help the Democratic Party in Florida, and we are very fortunate she has agreed to come to Hendry County.�
State Senator Dave Aronberg will be the master of ceremonies. Senator Aronberg is also chairman of the Florida Mainstream Democrats. The dinner will be held on Friday, June 9, at the John Boy Auditorium in Clewiston. Social hour starts at 6:30. Tickets are being sold at $35.00 each and available from any Hendry or Glades DEC member or by sending a check to the Hendry/Glades DEC, PO Box 1015, Moore Haven, FL 33471, or contacting Ellen Hawk Geake, Glades County chair at 863-983-2922, or Grenville Williams, Hendry County chair at 863-983-2960.