REGION LEADERS

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ONE HILLSBOROUGH

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ORGANIZING STRUCTURE - SNOWFLAKE MODEL

With over 1.4 million residents in the county, we have decided to appoint leaders who are responsible for organizing within each of seven major regions. The regions and their leaders are shown below. Within each region there are also several districts, headed by a district leader. Each district is made up of several precincts, led by one or more precinct captains.

Map of Region 1 Hillsborough County

Region 1

Leader – Angela Newkirk

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Map of Region 2 Hillsborough County

Region 2

Region 2 - Open Position

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Map of Region 3 Hillsborough County

Region 3

Leader – Lois Davis
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Map of Region 4 Hillsborough County

Region 4

Leader – Dori Kane

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Map of Region 5 Hillsborough County

Region 5

Leader – Rudina Richter
(Districts 2,3,4,5,9)

Lauren Wike
(District 1,6,7,8)

 

Map of Region 5 Hillsborough County
Map of Region 6 Hillsborough County

Region 6

Leader – Open Position

Map of Region 6 Hillsborough County
Map of Region 7 Voting District

Region 7

Leader – Open Position

Map of Region 7 Voting District

REGION LEADERS INFORMATION

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Angela Newkirk Region 1

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OPEN POSITION Region 2

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Lois Davis Region 3

Dori Kane, Region 4 Leader

DORI KANE Region 4

Dori became politically active during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. The disastrous 2016 presidential election results spurred her to join the 2017 Women’s March in Washington D.C. She formed and led an Indivisible group for 2017 and joined OFA in 2018.

She has been active as a Precinct Captain and Regional Director in the HCDEC since 2019. She is also a member of the Training Committee and enjoys helping volunteers learn.

Dori is passionate about limiting climate change, preserving the environment, tax law fairness and equality for all.

Rudina Richter,  Leader, REGION 5

Rudina Richter Region 5

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I come to political activity from many angles:  

  • Holding a graduate degree in Microbiology, I treasure the respect our party shows for science and medicine.
  • As a licensed, practicing mental health professional I appreciate the value our party places on the ACA, and on helping meet the mental and physical health needs of each of us. 
  • As a mother and grandmother, I cherish the priority Democrats have demonstrated for universal education and for the emphasis placed on acceptance and inclusion, as we each travel through our life’s journey.

My community, my children and my grandchildren deserve the best lives possible, and I am dedicated to doing my utmost to ensure that we can all realize our own life’s potential. Please join me in this pursuit!

Lauren Wike Region 5

Lauren Wike Region 5

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I began my career in Washington, D.C. after graduating from American University. I have served as a
chief information, development, legislative affairs, and marketing officer of nonprofits and universities
for 35 years. I moved to Florida several years ago to be closer to my family.
When I retired in 2022, the top project on my list was to get involved in the effort to Flip Florida Blue.
My political involvement began when I was in high school with a pro-choice initiative on the ballot in my
home state of Michigan. Although that initiative was defeated, I learned valuable lessons about how
political campaigns are won, by going door to door, person to person, building relationships and
discussing issues with individual voters.
Roe v. Wade was decided a few months after the Michigan ballot initiative lost; 50 years later, the
Dobbs decision and the other restrictions that are being placed on women’s bodily autonomy are among
my greatest concerns.
Gun violence; economic inequality; affordable housing; expanding Medicaid; freedom of speech and
education; and family and childcare issues are also of grave concern to me. And as a senior I want to
make sure that generations to come will be able to count on Social Security and Medicare to retire with
dignity.
I believe that government has an essential role in making American’s lives better. I also believe that
Democrats know best how to make our government work for a better quality of life for all our citizens.

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Open Position Region 6

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Open Position Region 7