Dr. Shoemaker announces candidacy for the RPOF State Committeemen and Committeewomen Caucus Chair

Dr. Shoemaker announces candidacy for the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) State Committeemen (SCM) and State Committeewomen (SCW) Caucus Chair

Lakeland—1/3/2023 — Dr. Ed Shoemaker announces candidacy for the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) State Committeemen (SCM) and State Committeewomen (SCW) Caucus Chair. 

Presently, Dr. Shoemaker serves as RPOF State Committeeman representing Polk County, Chair of the RPOF Congressional District 15 Caucus, President of the Faith Based Republican Club of West Polk, and member of the RPOF Faith Engagement Committee.

For the past 30 plus years, Shoemaker has experienced firsthand the devastating impact of progressive, liberal policies as an adoptive parent, community, mental health and education advocate.


As Chairman of the RPOF State Committeemen and State Committeewomen Caucus, Shoemaker will follow through on his commitment as State Committeeman to identify and implement proven strategies to elect True Conservative Republicans to public office statewide. Shoemaker will initiate his Chairmanship by focusing on Education and Accountability by focusing on holding  RPOF Chartered Clubs and elected officers’ accountability to the “RPOF Loyalty Oath” by advocating for an amendment to the RPOF Party Rules of Procedure (Republican State Executive Committee) under Rule 1-Chartering Process for Republican Clubs to add the requirement of RPOF Charter Club members and their elected officers to sign and abide by the RPOF Loyalty Oath, define blatant violations and process for removal or revocation of a RPOF Charter Club member elected officer or an RPOF’s charter status. Another strategy we need to focus on is effective communication without compromising our values and Republican platform within our Party and with collaborative stakeholders.

Shoemaker emphasizes that “All Republicans need to be on the same page to reverse the devastating impact of the progressive, liberal policies by uniting and standing firm to protect the U.S. Constitution and our God-given inalienable rights.”

Professional Experience

Dr. Ed Shoemaker, PhD (Psychology), LMHC, QS, TF-CBT is a National Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Adoption Competency Trained Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 30 years of professional experience working with “at-risk”

children and families. Dr. Shoemaker is Founder, President and CEO OF Mr. Ed’s Circle of Inc. established in 2006 for the purpose of adoption advocacy, awareness, and therapeutic support services: creating family-based, strengths-based treatment programs and therapeutic support services to adoptive parents as an alternative to group home or institutional care for children and youth, promoting healthy relationships working in collaboration with adoption agencies, church leaders, ministry partners and the community. In addition, Mr. Ed’s Circle of Trust Inc. provides therapeutic support services to students and adults with disabilities and for the purpose of family preservation and reunification. Over the past 30 years, many “at-risk” children and families have improved their lives through the therapeutic support and services provided by Dr. Ed hoemaker; “Improving the Lives of Others through Meaningful Relationships.”

 Community Focused

Dr. Shoemaker is also active in the community; presently serving as Chair of the Medulla Elementary School Advisory Committee Lakeland, Florida), Chair of the Polk County Housing Authority, President of the Rotary Club of Lakeland Sunrise, and member of the Personnel Committee of Medulla Baptist Church.  




·        2022 Defend Freedom Event, Polk County

·        2022 Lead, Polk County School Board elections, Polk REC

·        2020 Co-Ordinator, God and Country Rally, Faith Based Republican Club of West Polk

·        2020 Elected Delegate (CD15) to RNC Convention

·        2018 US House Congressional District 15 Candidate

·        2016 Polk County School Board Candidate

·        2017-2020 Alternate Chair, RPOF Congressional District 15 Caucus,


·        2012-present, member Medulla Elementary School Advisory Committee

·        2020 Consultant, Children’s book titled “Freddy the Foster Frog Finds a Friendly Family”

·        2019-2021 Advisory Board, Community Partnership Schools, UCF

·        2017-2021 Advisory Board, Children’s Homes Society of Greater Lakeland

·        2017-2018 Board of Directors, Learning Resource Center of Polk

·        2017-2018 Co-Chair, Community Partnership School Model Initiative, Polk Vision

·        2016-2018 Lead Advocate, Community Partnership School Model, Polk County

·        2014-2016, Chair, Polk County District Advisory Council Executive Board

·        2011 Nominee, Irene Sullivan Adoption Advocacy Award (Pinellas County)


·        2021 Inducted, National Society of Leadership and Success, Northcentral University

·        2018 Nominated, Alumni of the Year, Northcentral University

·        2016 Doctorate degree (Psychology), Northcentral University2001

·        Master of Art’s degree (Biblical Counseling), Trinity Bible College & Seminary

·        1994 Bachelor of Art’s degree (Psychology), The Union Institute

Dr. Ed Shoemaker
RPOF State Committeeman, Polk County


Russia Survey 3/11/22 – Scott Franklin

Hello Friend,

With the war raging in Ukraine, I would appreciate your thoughts on what the U.S. response should be. Please take a moment to participate in the short survey below. Your input helps me better understand your concerns as I work on your behalf in Congress. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


How would you rate the Biden Administration’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?
 Do you believe the U.S. should restart domestic energy production to avoid buying oil from adversaries like Russia, Venezuela, and Iran?

Omnibus Spending Bill Contains Anti-gun Measures

Omnibus Spending Bill Contains Anti-gun Measures

Buried in the omnibus spending bill that hurriedly passed both the U.S. House and the Senate last week were two provisions that no doubt delighted anti-gun groups: expanded enforcement of the NICS background-check system and the recruitment of local and state officials to enforce federal gun-control laws.
The measure that passed the House earlier in the week arrived at the Senate at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. By 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, 68 Senators had voted for it under pressure to avoid a government shutdown.
Anti-gun Democrats saw their opportunity to stuff these two provisions into the bill, and they took it.
The first “insertion” is the “NICS Denial Notification Act of 2022”:

Reporting of background check denials to State authorities: If the national instant criminal background check system … provides a notice … that the receipt of a firearm by a person would violate [the law], the Attorney General shall … report [this] to the local law enforcement authorities of the State … within 24 hours.

The National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) scarcely had time to ferret out the offending language before warning its members of its danger:

Over 95 percent of all NICS denials are false positives, which means [that] all local and state police would be required to investigate law-abiding citizens when they’re wrongly and unconstitutionally denied the right to purchase a firearm.… This constitutes a serious expansion of federal gun control.

It especially endangers women, said NAGR’s executive director, Dudley Brown:

We will find ourselves in a situation where law-abiding women who need to arm themselves for self-defense get wrongfully denied a firearm purchase when the National Instant Check System [NICS] wrongfully flags them, and then [they] find themselves being investigated by the cops for doing nothing wrong.

This is bad enough. But the second “insertion” compounds the flagrant violation of the Constitution. Called the “Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Cross-Deputized Attorneys,” it allows the attorney general of the United States to:

appoint … local prosecutors and qualified attorneys working for the United States government to serve as special assistant United States attorneys for the purpose of prosecuting violations … and deputize State … and local law enforcement officers for the purpose of enhancing the capacity of the agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [ATF] in responding to and investigating violations.

In other words, this “insertion” violates states’ rights, and any sanctuary laws that states may have erected to keep federal law-enforcement officials from entering and enforcing laws the states consider to be unconstitutional.
The bill is more than 2,700 pages long, thus ensuring that hardly any representative or senator had time to read it before voting on it. And it neatly precluded any response from Second Amendment advocates such as the National Association for Gun Rights or Gun Owners of America to rally their members in protest.
It’s another example of how Congress passes laws the people don’t want.
In FL; 8 FL Republicans in the House voted with all the Democrats to approve it – They are as follows:
District Name
02 Neal Dunn
04 John Rutherford
15 Scott Franklin
16 Vern Buchanan
17 Greg Steube
18 Brian Mast
26 Carlos Gimenez
27 Marla Salaquez
Note: Pelosi changed rules splitting this bill in two – one part to provide funding to Ukraine and other the Omnibus part that funded every Democrats pet projects. If a Rep. voted for the Ukraine funding they automatically then voted for the entire $1.5T excessive spending and Pelosi’s gun control addendums. They should not have voted Yes under these corrupt rules.
Both FL Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott were among 31 of 50 Senate Republicans who voted NO – please thank them.
The New American

Voter Canvassing 2020 Election – Defend Florida.org

Defend Florida.org, a volunteer citizens group, is conducting an audit of 2020 mail-in votes through in-person canvassing and using publicly available election data.  The results so far are quite concerning with irregularities noted in 39% of mail-in votes.  Read their report below.


The Republican Club of Greater East Polk County.

September 11, 2001 What Have We learned?

Freedom Farm with Mike Zarzano researcher into September 11 events tells the Rest of the Story…

Date and time: Sat, August 14, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Location: 380 Patterson Road Haines City, FL 33844

Sponsored by The Praying Patriots and The Republican Club of Greater East Polk County.

Meeting begins with Opening Ceremonies and Potluck Meal – Bring a covered dish to share, at 5:30 PM.

Come and Join fellow Americans as our Eyes have been opened to criminal activities of September 11, 2001. Mike Zarzano, an incredible researcher on the 9/11 Events reveals the Rest of the Story.

Free of Cost

School Advisory Council Training

School Advisory Council Training – Next Workshop – Tuesday, August 10, 6:30-8PM – Special Guest Keith Thompson (SAC)

Republican Executive Committee (Inman Park Baptist Church) 1800 6th St NW, Winter Haven

For all of us who are frustrated with the direction of education, this is the answer. Very important training session on School Advisory Councils and School Improvement Plans. During this training, you will learn about school board and SAC bylaws, statutes, policies and procedures. This is going to be extremely valuable in launching our county-wide SAC committees. Having a child in school is not a requirement to be on the SAC and dads are encouraged as well! 

Steve Larsen, Secretary

Workshop Director


Polk County GOP 2021 Patriot Day Dinner

The Polk County GOP annual Patriot Day Dinner returns.

Join us on May 8th at the beautiful Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City as we award the”Patriot of the Year

Buy Tickets

Join us on May 8th at the beautiful Lake Eva Convention Center in Haines City as we award the”Patriot of the Year” to a deserving Polk county conservative Republican. Past winners have included Sheriff Grady Judd and Sam Killebrew.

Dinner will be a delicious no-contact buffet style dinner served by catering staff, all safety precautions will be taken by catering staff. Cash Bar on site.

Confirmed speakers this year are:

  • Sheriff Grady Judd
  • Representative Greg Steube – US House District 17
  • Representative Scott Franklin – US House District 15

Cost is $75 per person.

Sponsorships Available:

  • Group Table Sponsorship! $ 1,000.00; Covers all 8 tickets for your table plus recognition of your group or business.
  • Individual/Business:
  • Gold: $ 5,000.00 – name included in the Program, signage, recognition from podium, inclusion in radio ads and specific banners at the event  
  • Silver: $ 2,500.00 – name included in the Program, signage, recognition from podium
  • Bronze: $ 1,000.00 – name included in the Program  
  • $500.00, $250.00 & $100.00 sponsorships also available.

For more information Contact Event Coordinator:
Glynnda White
Phone: 407-401-4162
E-mail: [email protected]