March 5 Luncheon ~ Hot Politics in Southwest Florida

Join us on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. for our press club luncheon at the Tiburon Golf Club, 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples.

In a rare joint appearance on the eve of Florida’s presidential primary, the chairs of Collier County’s Republican and Democratic parties share our stage to discuss preparations for the primary, their parties’ plans and positions and — wait for it! — yes, what they share in common as we head into the hottest part of the political season.
Don’t miss it!

Annisa Karim

Annisa Karim is the chair of the Collier County Democratic Party. A graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, she is a professional environmentalist and has served as Lee County Manager of Parks and Recreation since 2016.

Russell Tuff

Russell Tuff is the chair of the Collier County Republicans. Originally from Minnesota, he has a background in media, working his way up from his parents’ weekly newspaper in Blackduck, MN. After moving to Florida in 1989, he served as publisher of the Everglades Echo, the Golden Gate Gazette, Golf Naples Times and founded the Collier Citizen. He also held a variety of positions in other local publications. Russell currently runs his own public relations firm, Social-Impact.

11:30 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m. Buffet lunch begins (please note earlier time)
12:15 p.m. Program begins

Buffet lunch served. Cost: $35 members, $45 guests, $10 students

Reserve and pay for your ticket on Eventbrite by clicking here. (This will save you time when you arrive at the event.)

Or to pay at the door, e-mail

SAVE THE DATES: Upcoming luncheon meetings April 2, May 7, June 4

if you have special dietary requests (vegetarian, gluten-free) email Should you reserve and later discover you cannot attend, notify Karla Wheeler by text at 239-572-0607 or leave a voice-mail message. If you fail to cancel prior to the event, you will be billed for the lunch you reserved. Members may also reserve and pay in advance on Eventbrite. Tiburon Golf and Country Club is located at 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples.

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