Our Leadership

 

 

Bobby Poole, Chairman & 

State Committeeman

  Bobby was born and raised in Spartanburg County, SC and educated in public schools and Christian churches with a high focus on educational excellence, social engagement and service to his community. He has been married to his lovely wife, Ruth Kinney, for 50 years.  We are the parents of two daughters.  We have had the opportunity to live and work in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States in the past fifty years.

Bobby graduated from South Carolina State University in 1968 with a degree in Professional Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics.  Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2ndLt. in the US Army Signal Corp. In 1971 Bobby was honorably discharged from the US Army as a Captain.  His active duty service included a tour in South Vietnam.

He was employed by Union Carbide Corporation, Chemicals and Plastics Division in Sales, Marketing, Business Management and Distribution for thirty years. Upon retiring from Union Carbide, he became the Executive Director for the Danbury Community Action, an antipoverty agency assisting low-income families and individuals.  He led the Agency for almost ten years prior to relocating to Orange Park, Florida. Prior to relocating Bobby was elected to the Danbury, Ct. Board of Education and served for eight years. While on the Danbury Board of Education, he also served with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and was elected President in 2004. He also participated in Community Programs mentoring disadvantaged children and families.

After relocation to Orange Park, Fl., Bobby was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2014 for the South Village Community Development District for a four year term.  He has been actively engaged in the Florida Democratic Party since 2012 at the local, County, Congressional District and State levels.

Dorothy Arnwine, Vice Chair

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Jackie Cetnar, Treasurer

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Michelle Wigler, 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 make encourage all democrats to get out to vote.

Shylexis Arrington, Secretary

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Fred Wainwright, Parliamentarian

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