Solar Power, Primary Contestant on July SemDems Agenda

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A project to make domestic solar power more affordable for Seminole County homeowners and a candidate mounting a primary challenge in the 7th Congressional District will highlight the July meeting of the Seminole County Democratic Party.

The meeting at the Lake Mary Community Center, 140 E. Wilbur Ave., will begin at 7:30 on Thursday, July 13th, with registration and a meet-and-greet opportunity with the chairs of various SemDems committees beginning at 6:45 pm, clubs, caucuses and some individuals who have announced plans to run for various local and state positions. Carpooling is strongly recommended, as parking is limited. RSVP to the event on Facebook for the latest details.

The Seminole County Solar Co-op, the ninth initiative of its kind in the state, uses the power of bulk purchases to reduce the price of rooftop solar by somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty percent. The co-op is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Seminole County, Sierra Club, Seminole Audubon Society, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District.

Sharon Lynn, who is chairing the Seminole County Solar Co-op initiative and Mary Dipboye, cofounder of the first co-op in Orange County will team up to offer an overview for joining the co-op.

In addition, Chardo Richardson of Longwood, a former ACLU of Central Florida board member, now a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the District 7 congressional seat held by Democrat Stephanie Murphy, will address the group.

Democrats are hoping dissatisfaction with the Trump administration will increase their turnout in 2018, and the National Republican Congressional Committee has already targeted this battleground seat.

“Our goal is to turn and keep our region and state dark blue” says Rob Bial, the newly-elected Chair of The Democratic Party of Seminole County “We will work tirelessly for all Democrats seeking office at the city, county, state and federal levels in the Primary’s. Once the successful party nominee is chosen by our citizens we will focus all of our resources on insuring that candidate is elected in the mid -term general election.” Bial adds.

Click here to learn more about Richardson’s candidacy.

The 7th Congressional District consists of parts of both Seminole County and Orange County.