News from Tea Party Manatee

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Amendment One – A Dangerous Precedent for Florida

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Published Sunday, October 19, 2014

There are 3 Florida Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot for Nov 4th.  TEA PARTY MANATEE is recommending a NO vote on all 3 Amendments.

No. 1
Water and Land Conservation - Dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands
                Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions
No. 3
                 Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies 

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Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
TO:  Dixie County Commssioners: 
Marvin Hunt <>,
 Gene Higginbotham <>,
 Jody Robson <>,
 Jason Holifield <>,
 Ronnie Edmonds <>

I am a good friend of Terry Trussell. He is now suffering badly as a political prisoner in solitary confinement in the Dixie County jail. 
This email serves as your notice of the many felonies being committed by the government officials in Dixie County against my friend Terry Trussell.
In case you haven't heard yet what happened yesterday in the Dixie County Courthouse, attached below  is a blog post by Jason Hoyt who is a reporter who witnessed first hand the terrible injustice done to Terry Trussell by Judge Hankinson. You can click on the audio and listen to the actual voices in the courtroom and then you can read about the report of what happened.
This incident started when Terry Trussell, acting as the Foreman of the Dixie County Grand Jury reported felonies against the State Attorney Jeffery Siegmeister and as a result has suffered retaliation in the form of a full frontal attack by a corrupt judiciary attempting to engineer a cover up of Siegmeister's felonies. Additionally, evidence is clear that the official public records in Dixie County have been manipulated and modified as part of this coverup. While Terry was simply doing his duty as Grand Jury Foreman, the judges and prosecutors are intent on turning the act of reporting a crime into a crime. THIS IS PURE EVIL !
Yesterday , with Terry in the courtroom for his arraignment at 10 am, a judge Hankinson from outside Dixie County called Terry's name three times and Terry answered all three times. The judge then said " Let the record show that Terry George Trussell did not appear" and then ordered his immediate arrest. We have over 20 sworn notarized affidavits from people who witnessed what happened.
This is an act of Judicial Terrorism and it is directly hurting the People of Dixie County.
In my opinion, this is a very serious issue and it is now time for the Dixie County Board of County Commissioners to stand up, do the right thing, and take responsibility for supporting We the People of Dixie County as we work to clean up some serious corruption in our judicial system. We have stood up our People's Grand Jury Under Common Law in Dixie County and according to Florida statutes, it is the responsibility of the Board of County Commissioners to provide space and budget for our Grand Jury. 
Terry has suffered a cruel breach of his rights to Due Process, among others, as protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Please don't forget that this could be happening to one of your dear friends or relatives instead of Terry.
Will you please consider holding an EMERGENCY TELEPHONE MEETING today, Oct 10,  to rectify this terrible injustice. All you need to do is a consent vote to support your People's Grand Jury Under Common Law in Dixie County and we can restore justice to our judicial system.
Now is the time for Dixie Commissioners to stand up and support both the People of Dixie County as well as a very courageous Dixie County Patriot ! Terry and his wife Marie are paying a very heavy price for standing up for truth and justice !
 Let's get this problem solved TODAY so Terry can once again enjoy his liberty  ! You are on notice of the many felonies being committed against Terry by government officials in Dixie County

Rodger Dowdell
Sarasota, Florida 

Click here to learn more about Terry Trussell 

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Published Friday, September 12, 2014
Important 2014 Election Dates - Supervisor of Elections Office: (941) 741-3823

General Election:
New Registration Deadline
October 6, 2014
Early Voting Begins: 3 Locations
October 23, 2014
Early voting Ends
November 1, 2014
November 4, 2014
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Published Saturday, July 26, 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember, every voter can vote for all 3 Candidates, even if they are not in your District. 

"School board races are nonpartisan, and all Manatee County voters can choose a candidate for each race. Candidates must reside within the district they are running for, but once elected, serve the district as a whole." 

The Manatee Education Association has endorsed two current school board members and a long-time Manatee County resident for the 2014 school board election.

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Published Saturday, July 19, 2014

Manatee Schools Fact Sheet - Summary:

1. FACT:  The audit of the MTI financial records is still open

2.  FACT:  The investigation regarding reported misdeeds is still ongoing.

3.  FACT:  Galvano did not give Manatee School District $17 M.

4.  FACT:  Galvano acknowledged having a meeting with Cantrell and Miner amongst others and says that he was misquoted.

5.  FACT:  FEFP formula was increased for ALL schools in Florida.

6.  FACT:  MCSD closed out the 2013/14 year with a positive reserve of $4 M

7.  FACT:  2014/15 year budget has a $12.5 M reserve 

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Published Sunday, July 13, 2014
"Police investigated, while the district continued to sit on its hands and its attorney at the time, John Bowen, publicly defended everyone involved. However, after an exhaustive investigation, the BPD recommended charges for Frazier along with four administrators, including then-assistant Superintendent Bob Gagnon, who'd previously been the principal at the school. Hence, the idea that Gagnon's fate was somehow a "witch hunt" orchestrated by the new administration – which had not even yet been hired when BPD launched its investigation – seems dubious at best."  Bradenton Times read more»