For Immediate Release:
Thursday, October 1, 2020


(Orlando, FL) The Florida Family Policy Council is celebrating its Fifteenth (15th) Anniversary by featuring Secretary of State Michael Pompeo as the keynote speaker on Saturday night, October 3, 2020, for its Annual Policy Awards Dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

Several other of Florida’s top lawmakers will also be in attendance, including Congressmen Neal DunnGreg Steube, and Dan Webster. Several state legislators will also participate, including House Speaker Designate Chris Sprowls, Senator Dennis Baxley, State Senator Kelli Stargel, Rep. Erin Grall, Rep. Stan McClain, Rep. Scott Plakon, and Rep. Anthony Sabatini.

Despite the hotel’s COVID-19 ballroom limitations, which includes spacing tables nine feet apart, this year’s event will fill Rosen Plaza’s largest ballroom to capacity, with an estimated 700 guests from across the state in attendance.

In the past, this dinner event has attracted hundreds of Florida’s most influential and prominent elected officials, businessmen, pastors, major donors, entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, and grassroots activists. Other than the Republican Party Annual Statesman’s Dinner, there is no other statewide event in Florida that is as well attended by key leaders, decision-makers, media, and funders of conservative causes from across the state.

Florida Family Policy Council President John Stemberger made the following comments regarding the event:

Secretary Michael Pompeo is a man of great character and faith; whose diverse professional life experiences uniquely qualify him to serve as Secretary of State. We are honored to have an official of his caliber address us and celebrate our 15th Anniversary as an organization. We are also pleased to have Florida Congressman Greg Steube from Sarasota attend the event and introduce the Secretary.”

The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Jannique Stewart of Missouri who works with the Life Training Institute. Three policy related awards will also be given at the event. Finally, there will be a dramatic closing ceremony at the end of the dinner event which honors the British Parliament member, William Wilberforce, who fought for over two decades to end the slave trade throughout the British Empire.

The annual event has earned the reputation as being the premier “must attend” event for social conservatives from across Florida. Past events have featured Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Sam Brownback, Fred Thompson, Mel Martinez, Ben Stein, Fred Barnes, Michele Bachmann, David Barton, Marco Rubio, Eric Metaxas, Abby Johnson, Albert Mohler and Ben Carson. 

The Secretary’s keynote remarks in the main ballroom are open to legitimate members of the press. Media passes will need to be approved in advanced and secured by Friday, October 2, 2020, at 4:00pm ET. Two separate risers for members of the media will be available in the back of the room with social distance seating available and two “mult boxes” will be available for audio feeds.

For more information, for interviews,
or to secure media credentials for the
event, contact [email protected]
or call 407-251-5130.

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Florida Family Policy Council
4853 S. Orange Ave, Suite C, Orlando, FL 32806
[email protected]  *  Phone:  407-251-5130

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