Florida Federation of Republican Women Launches Aggressive 2016 Legislative Advocacy Program

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Federation of Republican Women has launched an aggressive legislative program to give a voice and action to responsible women across Florida.

“Our members want to clarify that the liberal League of Women Voters does not speak for us at the ballot box or at the Florida Legislature,” said Dena Decamp FFRW president.

“Women want jobs and to create businesses in a friendly atmosphere free of burdensome regulations and high taxes. Women want opportunity and safety for themselves and their families. We have long advocated for education excellence, smaller government at the state and national level, support for Veterans and abuse prevention of children, adults, and animals. In 2016, are again putting a strong voice to those efforts,” said DeCamp.

The 2016 FFRW legislation advocacy program will focus on issues such as preventing human trafficking, animal cruelty, abuse of Florida’s elderly and vulnerable adults, reducing small business rental rates, and boycotting companies that boycott Israel.

“As charity begins at home, legislative action begins at the grassroots level. Our members represent the political grassroots in counties across this state,” said DeCamp. The Florida Federation of Republican Women is composed of 50 county organizations and thousands of women volunteers in Florida.

DeCamp went on to say that the members of her organization, in addition to legislative advocacy, will reprise their leadership roles to work in tandem with the GOP to elect officials at every level to stamp out the over-reach of the Federal government in Florida.



The Florida Federation of Republican Women (FFRW) was chartered in 1950 and is comprised of  over 50 clubs throughout the state that share our goals and ideals. We are affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), a grassroots organization of around 100,000  women throughout the country who support Republican candidates and issues at all levels of government.

FFRW nurtures a powerful network of women in both large cities and small communities who produce results in elections.

We commit ourselves to advancing the participation of Republican Women in all areas of the political system and are dedicated to encouraging and empowering women of all ages and backgrounds.  Our goal is strengthening the Republican Party and working to influence the crucial issues that face our communities, state, and nation.  Learn more by clicking here. 

Florida Federation of Republican Women Elect New Statewide Leaders

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Federation of Republican Women elected their 2016-2017 officers and statewide leaders at the FFRW 65th Anniversary and Biennial Convention in Orlando on October 10, 2015.

The common trait among the new statewide leaders is proven GOP activism.

GOP award-winning leader Dena DeCamp of Polk County was elected FFRW President. She is well known and recognized at the state and national level for her campaign leadership. DeCamp has served in FFRW leadership since 2009 as an award-winning local club president, District Manager, and as the Vice Chair of the Polk County Republican Party.

“Women are the majority of the vote here in Florida and nationwide. Fresh off of our 2014 sweeping victories, our Florida women are determined to once again lead the charge for the GOP in the 4th largest state in America. The FFRW is largest statewide political organization for women the members have elected a stellar team to lead our battleground team,” said Dena DeCamp.

Deborah Tamargo, REC Chairman of Hillsboro County, was elected as First VP; Jean Wingo of Walton County was elected as Second VP; Kim Carroll of Seminole County was elected as 3rd VP; Meg Merritt of Pasco County will serve as Secretary; and Suzie Loving of Duval County as Treasurer.

Elected Members at Large are Doris Cortese of Lee County, Patti Febro of Brevard County, and Kate Boland of Martin County. Rounding our the leadership team as FFRW District Executive is Beth Young of Brevard County.

District Representatives include Libby Hill, Okaloosa County; Dotty McPherson, Leon County; Laureen Pagel, Nassau County; Barbara Qualls, Sumter County; Mary Jane Anderson, Volusia County; Jennifer Wagner, Seminole County; Emma Runion, Hillsborough County; Carmen Salomee, Lee County; and Celeste Eliche, Broward County.


The Florida Federation of Republican Women is celebrating 65 years of activism and is the largest women’s political organization in the state. Visit their website at: