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