Our Leadership

 

Clay County Democratic Executive Committee Officers

 


Jackie Cetnar, Chairperson

 

Jackie was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Farmington, Michigan.  She graduated from High School in 1972 and was married in 1978 to George Cetnar in Michigan. George and Jackie moved to Arizona in 1981 and later moved to Orlando in 1983.  In 1992 they moved to the Jacksonville area.  They have been in Middelburg since 1993. 

Jackie has worked in the restaurant industry (server, hostess, bartender, manager) for over 20 years which she truly enjoyed working with the public. She has also worked in some form of accounting for over 20 years and for H&R Block for over 7 years.  She enjoys filing her own taxes.  She is currently retired.  

Jackie joined the Clay County DEC in July 2018.  She has served on several committees including the Campaign Committee with the Clay County DEC and is currently the Volunteer Coordinator.  With her help the CCDEC has increased the Voter Registrations and the request for Vote by Mail ballots in Clay County.  She is currently serving as a member for the Hispanic Caucus and the Clay Chapter NAACP.

     

Jeremy Pierce, Vice Chair

 

Jeremy Jerode Pierce was born in Gainesville, Florida and raised in Starke, Florida.  Following his graduation from Bradford High in 2007, Jeremy relocated to Gainesville, Florida where he lived from 2008 – 2017 and attended Santa Fe College (2013-2015).   Jeremy moved to the Clay County, Florida area in 2017 to follow his career path of working in the Financial Services Industry.

Jeremy has enjoyed over a decade of experience working in customer interface positions.  His work experience includes Retail Sales, Property Management, and now Financial Services.   Jeremy has a strong work ethic and drives results by imploring unmatched organizational skills while thoroughly listening and understanding the needs of others.  His colleagues agree that he is a quick learner and has a passion for helping others succeed financially.  Jeremy is the owner of Sixth Son Enterprise LLC.

Although Jeremy recently became a member of the CCDEC he is not new to politics or advancing the ideals of the democratic platform.   Jeremy has held numerous leadership positions which include: District President (Future Business Leaders of America), Student Senator (Santa Fe College), Student Senate President (Santa Fe College), District Coordinator (Florida College System Student Government Association) and President (SFC College Democrats).   Jeremy obtained many awards and accomplishments throughout his career but he is most proud of working with Santa Fe College to include “sexual orientation” in its anti-harassment and nondiscrimination policy for both students and staff.   

Prior to college Jeremy worked as a Field Organizer for the Obama 08’campaign.  He helped elect candidates at varying levels by canvassing, voter registration drives, and phone banks.  He has experience working software programs that are vital to enhancing the get out the vote efforts.

     

Diane North, Treasurer

 

Diane was born in Flushing, NY but raised in Miami, Florida. She graduated from high school in Miami and attended a couple of years at Palm Beach Community College. Diane has been with her husband, Ronald for 40 years. She has one lovely daughter and three grandchildren. (Of which all live in Orange Park except one.)

After searching for just the right employment for stability, she settled into the US Postal Service for thirty-eight years. During that time she became a member of the American Postal Workers Union and soared with that career for the last forty years. As a member of the Broward County Area Local of the APWU she was a shop steward, an editor, legislative director and a delegate to the Central Labor Council of Broward County. After a short time Diane became a board member of the CLC and was asked to run for Precinct Committee Woman. She was a precinct committee woman and attended the Broward County Democratic Organizations meetings.

Diane relocated upon her retirement from the USPS to Orange Park in 2018. Since coming to Orange Park she has joined the NE Florida Area Local of the APWU where she has been nominated as a delegate to state and national conventions and a delegate to the North Florida Central Labor Council. Diane has been the treasurer of the NE Florida Area Local APWU Retiree chapter for the past two years. Most recently she has become a board member to that CLC as the President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women for the Jacksonville area.

Diane is also involved with her union on the state level. She has been the editor and on the board for sixteen years and was just reelected in an unopposed election. As a union member for 40 years Diane is a champion for helping working families. As the editor for the state union she has been a board member of the National Postal Press Association for the past eight years. She has volunteered under the union name to help in many areas in her community in south Florida. Diane has stepped up to the plate after finding the Clay DEC on line. She has volunteered many office hours and caravan hours.

She was a Clay County poll worker in the last two elections and a volunteer to count ballots at the Clay County Supervisor of Elections Office several times in the last election.

     

E. Elaine Conley, Asst. Treasurer

  My name is Eden Elaine Conley. My husband Glen and I have been married for 35 years. I first came to Orange Park in 1980 and Graduated half a year early in January of 1984 from Orange Park High School. I started sewing in 1982 and have run my own business since then. I have always handled my own advertising, manufacturing, and finances for my sewing business. I also handle my family budget and finances. I have a MSO 2007 Certification which I earned in 2013, with a passing grade of 96%. I use Excel as my primary software for budgeting, spending, and financial planning. I am interested in the Assistant Treasurer position because I can learn the financial operations of the CCDEC, building my knowledge over time, possibly for a future seat as Treasurer. I have also worked in other jobs where I was tasked with ordering, budgeting, payroll, and banking. I have been a member of both Primary Political parties over the years where I have volunteered as a Phone Banking team member, Voter Registration, Organizing and arranging events. I supported the Obama-Biden campaign in 2008 by Canvassing door to door on my own. I left the Republican Party after supporting Trump for 3 years when I realized I no longer had anything in common with the Republican Party and Trump. I personally went over all the issues and determined that I hold my beliefs close to my heart, especially when it comes to race relations, women's choice, and immigration. I left the Republican Party as a volunteer and joined the Democratic Party as a full member for life. My current political interests are in the Black Lives Matter organization and Prison Reform and Voting rights for inmates in the State of Florida. I will be incredibly grateful for this opportunity to serve my County and help build the Democratic party in Clay County.
     

Larry L. Brown Jr., State Committeeman

 

 

Larry L. Brown Jr. was born in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in July 1971. He is the oldest of five children born to Larry Brown and Deborah Lynch. Shortly after graduating from High School, Larry joined the U. S. Navy in 1989. During his time, he accumulated many awards and accolades most notably, Sailor of the Year at Naval Aviation Depot located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Larry served in several operations including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served his country honorably for 20 years until his retirement in 2009 having achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer.

Since moving to the Jacksonville area in 1997, Larry has been active in the community by dedicating his time volunteering in several organizations from the Police Athletic League, I-9 Sports, YMCA, as well as other community organizations. For over 30 years, he has mentored and guided children in several sports and academic programs in an effort to develop and shape the next generation. While remaining active in the community, Larry decided to go back to school and obtain his Associate in Science degree in Information Technology and is currently working to obtain his Bachelor’s in Arts degree in Business Administration. Larry is married to his soul mate Dee Brown and together they have four kids.

Larry is a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church when he serves as a Deacon. He is also a co-leader of the men’s ministry “MOVE” (Men of Vision and Empowerment) whose purpose is to mentor youth and young men on the north side of Jacksonville.

Keeping with his desire to serve the community, Larry joined the Clay County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) in October 2019. As a result, Larry has been involved in many functions from voter registration, vote by mail drives, assisted with local candidate election campaigns and provided notary services for the CCDEC. Larry recently was elected Co-Chairman of the Oakleaf Democratic Community Club and is a member of the CCDEC steering committee.  One of his greatest achievements during the 2020 election cycle was being elected as a Florida State Delegate for Joe Biden.

     

Michelle Wilger, State Committeewoman

 

Michelle holds a MBA from Nova University in International Business. An Undergrad from Florida Atlantic University and a local business owner in various businesses since she migrated to Clay county 14 years ago.

Mother of two, she consistently exhibits professional and organizational qualities of unlimited initiative, trustworthiness and accountability. Michelle has extraordinary interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, enthusiasm, and leadership in sync with her professional career and her volunteer activities. Her passion for volunteering is fueled by her zeal for learning.  As such, her dedication as a neighborhood team leader, committeewoman, is well-regarded and manifests throughout her volunteer service in local, state, and national campaigns.

Michelle’s several commitments, continuously includes; State Committee Woman, Clay County Democratic Club; Legislative Liaison, Clay County Democratic Women’s Club and VP, Caribbean Caucus for Clay/Duval county. Michelle has continued to build a diversity of relationships among our community leaders, and organizers who contribute their ideas and talents to uplift their communities to understand their power and to get out the vote. She can be counted on to cross all county lines to canvass each neighborhood, register each voter and encourage all democrats to get out to vote.

     
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Indira Moran, Recording Secretary

 

 Indira (Indy) Moran was born in Santiago, Chile, and lived in Santiago Chile until she was 21 years old.  After graduating from High School, she applied to Caritas Chile, a program under the supervision of the “Universidad de Chile” and the Chilean Department of Education. She completed her two year degree in Early Childhood Education.

Indy was 21 years old when she left home to come to live in the United States of America. She arrived in Washington DC in the Spring of 1980. She came to the USA with a work visa, which allowed her to work in the USA. Indy worked as nanny and used her free time to work with many volunteer programs in Washington DC, while she learned and mastered the English Language.

In 1983, Indy married her husband of 35 years and had two children. During the first year of marriage, Indy applied for her US Permanent residency. After getting her “green Card” Indy was able to work using her educational background.

In 1999, Indy moved to Virginia to start her own family. The same year she started a story time in Spanish at the local library in exchange for them to create library books in other languages. Her intervention and advocacy helped the library to develop an entire area with books in different languages, including Spanish. 

During 2001 and 2005, her work as a Family advocate got the attention of the local council members and County Commissioners. Her work on advocacy for immigrants and the under-served population was recognized by the higher office of the governor of Virginia. In 2003, she was appointed by then Governor Mark Warner, now Senator to serve in two State commissions; The Virginia Latino Advisory Commission (VLAC), which consolidated information and data about all the counties in the state that immigrants of Latino background lived, and how they were served by each county in different areas such as health, employment law enforcement, education politics, etc.

The same year Indy was also appointed to serve on the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) serving as a representative of the Latino Community at the state level and to represent the Latino community that uses Medicaid and CHIP for their families.

Indy Moved from Virginia to Florida in 2005, and her employment in Jacksonville includes DCF, UNF Early Steps, Lutheran Social Services, immigration Department, and Episcopal Children Services with their Head Start program in Green Cove Springs.

In 2017, Indy became a US Naturalized Citizen. In her new role as US Citizen, she has exercised her voting rights in the last two state elections and the 2020 presidential election.

In 2018, Indy began her career as a Community Coordinator for Reyes Legal Immigration law firm.

In October of 2020, Indy created and presides over the Clay County Hispanic Democratic Caucus

     

 

Libberty Scott, Corresponding Secretary

 

Libberty was born and raised in Orange Park Florida. She graduated from Oakleaf High School in 2017. She is currently in college studying to receive a bachelor’s in International Business with a minor in Spanish.

Libberty has over two years of restaurant and hospitality experience. She spent most of 2020 working for the Census Bureau assisting people in completing their decennial census. After working for the Census, she just recently began working at a credit union while continuing to pursue her degree. 

Libberty joined the Clay County DEC in May 2020. She joined as a precinct committeewoman and looks forward to serving as a more integral role in the committee and the community moving forward.

  

     

Fred Wainwright, Parliamentarian

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