Welcome to the St. Johns Democratic Party Website!
A Special Message From the Library Director
SJCPLS -- Your Hurricane Recovery Connection
When people's daily lives are disrupted, they tend to look for places of sanctuary and sense. Places in which they can feel safe and from whose vantage point they can understand the things that are happening around them. As trusted civic institutions at the heart of their community, libraries hold a unique role in supporting us through times of crisis, providing shelter, infrastructure, security, and connectivity.
When St. Johns residents recently had to flee their homes due to Hurricane Matthew, they felt disconnected and stressed. Your libraries helped alleviate some of that stress by offering a place where people could connect to services, find distractions, and take steps toward recovery. Here are just a few ways SJCPLS libraries are assisting the community during storm recovery:
Public libraries and their staffs fill an important role in their communities, bringing a sense of humanity into their jobs. We are public servants every day, stepping up to fill the community's need. I especially want to thank our library staff for their unwavering commitment to our libraries as they worked to open our doors and serve our communities; even as many worked through their own personal challenges. Many of our staff suffered great losses with this storm but still returned to serve others within our libraries.
We realize our community has experienced a life-altering event and appreciate the shared sense of bonding among friends and family, neighbors, and strangers during this time of need. We want you to know that your library is here for you -- whether we're behind the desk or behind your phone call -- and we will continue to adapt to meet community needs throughout this time of recovery and restoration.
Library System Director, Debra Rhodes Gibson
St. Johns County Extends Local State of Emergency in Response to Hurricane Matthew
New Emergency Center open Mon-Sat 9 AM - 6 PM, 3111 Agricultural Center, St. Augustine, off SR 16 and CR 208
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners extended the Declaration of State of Local Emergency today. The action allows St. Johns County to continue accessing and utilizing state and federal assistance for post-Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery efforts. For more information on Hurricane Matthew updates or for recovery assistance, please refer to the helpful phone numbers below:
Know Your Rights: Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights
The State of Florida's Chief Financial officer Jeff Atwater has released valuable information for homeowners and consumers following Hurricane Matthew. For more information on what your rights are as a residential property policyholder and the Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights, please click on the links below, visit www.MyFloridaCFO.com/Division/Consumers, or call 1.877.693.5236.
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St. Johns Democratic Party
For information about events taking place in St. Johns County, read our latest newsletters here.
Read some recent articles about politics here, and about the Environment here.
Interested in joining the Democratic Executive Committee to become active as a precinct committee person? Contact the office 904-825-2336 or Annette Cappella 904-540-6324 for more information.
Our upcoming meetings and activities can be found on the Democratic calendar.
We invite you to become an active partner with the St. Johns County Democratic Party and look forward to seeing you soon.
Nell Seymour Toensmann
Chair, St. Johns Democratic Party
The Florida Legislature reconvened in
Tallahassee on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
and concluded their session on Friday March 11.
Our St. Johns County elected
Republican representatives are:
State Senate District 6:
State House District 17:
State House District 24:
Click on name for contact information.
Information on the Presidential Candidates