Benacquisto holding open house following selection to national committee

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Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto is holding an open house at her legislative office in Fort Myers on Wednesday at 3 pm, providing residents a chance to speak with her one-on-one about policy changes made during legislative session… or to congratulate her on being selected to the advisory board of the “Right Women, Right Now” initiative.

The Republican State Leadership Committee launched the RWRN project to identify, recruit, support and elect new women candidates to state offices across the country, and is co-chaired by Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Tennessee Speaker Beth Harwel, and Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi.

“Senator Benacquisto is an exceptional leader, and we are honored to have her join us in guiding Right Women, Right Now,” said RSLC President Chris Jankowski. “The key to advancing the Republican Party is inviting everyone to the table to ensure our party reflects the full diversity of our nation.”

Since being elected to the Florida Senate in 2010, Benacquisto has demonstrated considerable vision and leadership, serving as Senate Majority Leader, Vice Chair to Senate Appropriations and Vice Chair to the Budget Conference, at large.

This year, Benacquisto led efforts to honor fallen men and women in uniform, permit cancer patients to access oral chemotherapy drugs as easily as intravenous ones, create more effective protections on college campuses, and increase government agency transparency in contracting.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve as an Advisory Board member of Right Women, Right Now.  I am committed to our mission to recruit and support qualified women candidates across the United States,” said Senator Benacquisto “We all know qualified women who should run for office and who would be outstanding leaders – it’s up to us to ask and encourage them to run. I look forward to joining leadership of Right Women, Right Now to support women who will work to tackle the challenges within our states of reducing the size and scope of government, keeping tax dollars in the pockets of families, and creating fiscally conservative and balanced state budgets.” 

You can visit with Benacquisto on Wednesday between 3 and 5 pm at 1926 Victoria Ave., Second Floor, Fort Myers.