Thrasher Elected to GOP State Committee, Police Called to St. Johns County Meeting
State Senator John Thrasher has taken the first step towards running for Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Earlier this evening, Thrasher was elected as the State Committeeman from St. Johns County. That post now makes him eligible to seek the state party's highest office.
Thrasher was elected by acclamation, as there were no other nominees from the floor.
Members of the Republican Liberty Caucus were reported to have caused a disturbance during the meeting, and the police were apparently called to escort RLC member John Stevens from the room.
REC members who were present told the Jacksonville Observer that Stevens was removed because he was not a qualified member of the county committee and that only committeemembers and staff were allowed into the meeting.
Thrasher won a brutal special election primary last Fall to win the State Senate seat formerly held by Republican Jim King.
Details are still developing on the incident and we'll post more as the picture becomes clearer.