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Mixon Fruit Farms 2525 27th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208


Phone: 941-301-4636

Dear Patriot,


Have you ever heard of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)? What appears to be a benign system to help states better maintain voter registration information actually has sinister roots. Our own Jim Pesnichak will explain the origin of this system, it's potential impact on our elections and what we can do about it at our next Manatee Patriots meeting.


Tuesday night saw our first Candidate Roundtable of this election season.  Carol Ann Felts (County Commissioner at Large), Martin Hyde (US FL-16), Cindy Spray (School Board District 2), Richard Tatem (School Board District 5) and Chad Choate (School Board District 4) were all on hand to discuss issues and beliefs with all attendees in 12-minute sessions.  And yes, everyone did indeed sit at a roundtable for each of these sessions.  This was truly an example of democracy in process. 



Read on to be informed about important events and simple actions you can take to make a difference.

In this Email

  • Jim Pesnichak Bio
  • Reminder: 3-County Candidate Rally July 16
  • Help Us Publish and Distribute the Christian Family Coalition Voter Guide This Election Season
  • Manatee Patriots Faith-based "Get Out the Vote" Drive Shifts into High Gear
  • Gov. DeSantis Takes on RINO Legislators and Expands His Support
  • A Diplomatic Solution to the Ukraine Conflict
  • Reminder: Poll Watcher Training Now 4 Nights a Week!
  • 2 Great Events from the Manatee County Republican Liberty Caucus

Who:   Jim Pesnichak, The ERIC System

When: Tuesday July 12, 6 - 8pm

Where: Mixon’s Fruit Farms

             2525 27th Street East

             Bradenton, FL 34208


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Our meetings are free, informal and fun, and you can enjoy our free light refreshments at our snack bar.  Plus you’ll meet like-minded patriots, learn about our government and our freedoms, and get encouraged, inspired and informed.


Jim Pesnichak Bio

Jim received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Capitol Institute of Technology and his MBA in Information Systems at Eastern Michigan University.   


He began his career as an electrical engineer with LKB and Finnegan instruments in Washington DC as the Mid Atlantic Service Manager, implementing clinical and laboratory scientific instrumentation . 


Jim moved to EDS / General Motors (1979 – 81) as an information systems analyst at the General Motors Assembly Division at theGM Technical Center in Warren Michigan and promoted to the EDS Account Manager at the Buick City assembly plant in Flint Michigan.  


He was then identified as a critical employee in a $1.3 B Bethlehem Steel account (1982-85) and promoted to the Regional Manager.Jim assumed responsibilities of all information systems, IT planning, integration, Business Process Reengineering and the management of all plant computing systems at the Burns Harbor plant and the “Flagship” for Bethlehem Steel in Indiana. 


Jim was then promoted to the China EDS Country Director (1986-2000) in support of the General Motors in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Responsibilities included EDS’ sales, (for first GM assembly plant in China) technical business development and service delivery duties for GM and Delphi in the Peoples Republic of China. for the first GM Assembly Centre in Shanghai.  


Pesnichak repatriated from China and was promoted to the EDS Client Executive at the GM account for North America. In this role he was responsible for management of the Information System operations at 24 Car, Truck and Saturn operations in Canada, Mexico and the US. 


Jim then went on to take an international assignment as the Client Executive role for Nokia and Sony Mobile in the HP Telecom sector responsible for North and South America operations.  


Jim has always been active in community activities as he was a member of the US China Chamber of Commerce and participated in addressing congress in the Washington “Door Knock”. In this activity he engaged US Senators and Congressmen in behalf of the Chinabusiness community. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way, and chaired numerous charity activities including the Habitat for Humanity and Christmas in April projects. 


Reminder:  3-County Candidate Rally July 16

It's less than 2 weeks away! The Republican Party of Manatee and Sarasota Counties are holding a joint Candidate Rally on Saturday, July 16.  It will be held at Robarts Arena on Fruitville Road in Sarasota and include candidates from 3 counties.

Over 2000+ attendees are expected at this event which will be great exposure for candidates and a terrific forum for people to come and have their questions questions answered directly by the candidates.  Senator Marco Rubio will be in attendance, possibly Governor Ron DeSantis as well as others running for State positions in addition to local Manatee and Sarasota Counties Candidates.

Doors will open at 10am and the program will begin at 11:30. Mike Gallagher will be broadcasting and will also be conducting interviews from noon-2pm, Trump Media with Truth Social will have a booth and much more.  Yoders will be giving out pieces of pie and Gecko’s will have food available.

At 11:30 the program and speeches will begin, Kirk Hoffman will give the pledge, Rev. Wilson will give the prayer and Peter Solinski will sing the National Anthem.  There will be handicap seating in the front and no backpacks or umbrellas will be permitted.

So mark your calendars, and be sure to come out and see what democracy looks like! 



From April Allison Culbreath

Help Us Publish and Distribute the Christian Family Coalition Voter Guide This Election Season


Christian Family Coalition (CFC) is a non-profit faith based organization that wants to make every effort to help faith based candidates get elected at the county, state and federal levels. In Manatee County the CFC Candidate Interview Panel interviewed every willing candidate that will appear on the Manatee ballot. The following candidates received a HIGHLY QUALIFIED rating:     

Rep. Michael Beltran State Rep. D70

Rep. Tommy Gregory State Rep. D72

Sen. Jim Boyd State Senate D20

Amanda Ballard Manatee BOCC D2

Mike Rahn Manatee BOCC D4

Jason Bearden Manatee BOCC D6 At-Large

Cindy Spray Manatee School Board D2

Chad Choate Manatee School Board D4

Richard Tatem Manatee School Board D5

A donation for the CFC voter guide printing fees could be considered as supporting each of these fantastic Patriot candidates at once.

My goal is to be able to provide about 140 Manatee County churches with 100 voter guides each. That's 14,000 voter guides and it's expensive.

If you'd like to make a donation to help CFC Manatee pay for guides to be printed, make a check payable to Alliance Print Services. Cash is acceptable as well and I will provide a receipt. The goal is $4500. I can pick donations up at the Manatee Patriots (formerly Manatee Tea Party) meeting, next Tuesday 5:45PM located at 2525 27th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34208.

My goal is to be able to provide about 140 Manatee County churches with 100 voter guides each. That's 14,000 voter guides and it's expensive.

I will also need help distributing guides to the 140 churches. I can provide literature to give the church Pastors and a brief training on how to present the guides to the Pastors. Even if you can only commit to delivering guides to YOUR own church, that would be a great help. Especially since you likely already have a rapport with your Pastor.



Manatee Patriots Faith-based "Get Out the Vote" Drive Shifts into High Gear


The Independence Day weekend was a busy one for the Manatee Patriots Election Integrity Action Team.  This energetic group continued its "Get Out the Vote" drive on Sunday at 4 area Churches simultaneously!  Parishioners were able to check on current registration information, confirm their polling location and update their signatures and voter information including party affiliation all while attending Sunday Church services.  Through their efforts, the group collected 33 Voter Registration forms which included 16 new voters.  We appreciate the Pastors' support and look forward to 3 more weeks of activity. 


from Liberty Airwaves

Gov. DeSantis Takes on RINO Legislators and Expands His Support


The winning keeps going on for Governor DeSantis.  In addition to confronting RINOs in the Florida House and Senate over Redistricting, he also vetoed SB620 - a bill which would have enabled frivolous lawsuits aimed at local governments. To read more about the Governor's latest success, check out the full article by clicking this link.


A Diplomatic Solution to the Ukraine Conflict


To most readers, the current conflict in the Ukraine is appears to becoming a morass for both countries with no end in sight.  But fortunately, we have a former   Foreign Service Officer as a member of Manatee Patriots - our own Tammy Fitzgerald.  We have recently posted a 3-part series of posts where Tammy provides insights that you will find nowhere else.  So head on over to our Trending page and enjoy the articles.  Just click the button below.


Reminder: Poll Watcher Training Now 4 Nights a Week!



The Republican Party of Florida, in association with the Republican National Committee, is offering free training on how to become a credentialed Poll Watcher.  The sessions are delivered via Zoom Meeting and are entirely free of charge.  Training begins at 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays evenings and runs about an hour.  This crucial training delivered by an RPOF Election Attorney and is a no-nonsense session of Do's and Dont's.  To learn more about these sessions and to sign up to be a Poll Watcher volunteer with the Republican Party this election season, simply click on the button below:


2 Great Events from the Manatee County Republican Liberty Caucus

Our friend Kevin Wright informs us that there 2 upcoming events you don't want to miss.  Check out the flyers below and mark your calendars!



An Informed Citizenry is the best weapon against Tyranny!

Now more than ever, Conservatives need to be organized and informed.  There still remains a number of Manatee Patriots subscribers missing vital information. So we are providing a link so that you can update your information in order for us to keep you informed on important issues, meetings, and events.  To do so, simply click this link.