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Lt. Col. Allen West headlines Wicomico County Patriot's Dinner to be held September 27
Former Congressman and Iraqi war hero headlines election prelude and fundraiser
The Wicomico County Republican Central Committee is proud to announce their first Patriot's Dinner will feature former Congressman, Lt. Col. Allen West.
Describing himself as “steadfast and loyal,” Lt. Col. West grew up in the same Atlanta neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. After serving 22 years in the Army, including combat in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Afghanistan, West retired in 2004, later serving as a civilian military adviser in Afghanistan.
In 2010 he was elected to serve in Congress, representing Florida's 22nd District. After being redistricted to the 18th District, he lost a bid for re-election in 2012 by less than 1% of the vote. Since serving in Congress, West has become a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets. He recently served as a guest host for Sean Hannity's radio show.
“This will be an opportunity for local residents to meet and hear the most famous conservative to visit the Lower Shore within memory,” said Wicomico County Republican Party Chair Dave Parker. “West loves his country and its Constitution more than its government or his own skin color, and proves that people of every race can be Christian, patriotic, and conservative.”
"Every time I've had the honor to hear Lt. Col. West speak, I have been invigorated and encouraged,” added Wicomico County Republican Club president Jackie Wellfonder. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to have him here on the Eastern Shore as we get closer to election day in November. It is my hope that his message will promote a deeper level of engagement with our local conservative base.”
A number of public and private events are slated with West:
- 4:30 p.m. - Private reception with the Salisbury University College Republicans.
- 5:00 p.m. - Allen West Guardian Roundtable, to benefit West's Guardian Fund PAC. Donation is $1,000 for Host, $500 for Patron, $250 for Sponsor. Attendees also receive an autographed copy of West's new book, Guardian of the Republic.
- 6:00 p.m. - VIP Reception and Pictures with West, to benefit the Maryland Republican Party. Donation is $150/person or $270/couple.
- 7:00 p.m. - Patriot's Dinner featuring Allen West, to benefit the Lower Shore county Republican parties. Donation is $65/person or $115/couple.
The College Republican reception, Guardian Roundtable, and VIP Reception will be held at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Avenue in Salisbury. The Patriot's Dinner will be held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue in Salisbury. Attendees of the Guardian Roundtable or VIP Reception will also get free admission to the Patriot's Dinner.
The Republican Central Committee asks that those interested in attending the VIP Reception or Patriot's Dinner register and pay through their website: http://www.wicomicogop.org/
allen-west-dinner/ or mail check payable
to WCRCC with the mail-in form at the above site by September 20, to
WCRCC, PO Box 252, Salisbury, MD 21803.
Dave Parker, WCRCC Chair