Being the elected Precinct 20 committeeman in Destin, people will often tell me that they want to help get good candidates get elected. "But there are so many of them and I have just a small amount to contribute."

So they end up just forgetting about it.

Well, the easy thing for you folks to do is simply pick the organization most likely to assist your type of candidate and give to them.

For instance, OCREC (Okaloosa County Republican Executive Committee) specifically fights for Okaloosa County residents to get good legislation and prevent bad. To get good candidates and prevent bad. And they are having their annual Lincoln-Reagan fundraiser dinner and auction on Saturday, June 8.

So if you want to help, but don't know how, call Gaye Ellis to get a ticket to the dinner at 609-4401 or email


Jerry Turner