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Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis Visits County Schools

During the months of March and into early April, Supervisor of Elections, Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis, and his Outreach Representatives, Randy Ann Bechtel and Lou Spacco, visited several schools across the county.  Taking a proactive approach to raising awareness and helping to instill civic pride in our youth is what drives the Supervisor of Elections to reach out to the community and get involved.

Passionate about the dreams of our forefathers’ and the dedication of our soldiers who risk their lives everyday to protect our freedom, Paul and his staff seize every moment to discuss democracy and the right to vote!  Convinced that through our youth, change occurs, the team presents a timeline of the voting processes and fields responses from the audience.  Prepared to address issues, peppered with some wit, the facts are presented and demonstrations are given for all to learn of the history and mechanics of voting.

The team works with the understanding that while the message is consistent and every vote counts, the means to cast that vote are constantly evolving. Our students of today will not likely be voting on the same demonstrated equipment. Despite the ever-developing change that occurs in the elections forum, the basic premise remains the same - our freedom depends upon the exercise of our right to vote.

By working with the faculty, Paul and his outreach team work to have a positive impact on our youth as they strive to instill patriotism, civic pride and dedication to country.
At one of the most recent visits Facilities Director, Paul Hale witnessed students at the Murdock Middle School and was captivated not only by the presentation, but moved by the students' willing participation and enthusiasm.

Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis believes that they are touching many lives in this outreach program, seeing four to six classes during each visit, with approximately thirty students in each class.  They have visited a total of five schools across the county and will be at The Academy, in Port Charlotte, later in April.

At each visit, the Supervisor is encouraged when he witnesses the youth participation.  He and his team are joined by the students, standing to face the flag, covering their heart and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.  Paul appreciates the teachers' advance preparation, encouraging students to research the subject matter and develop questions prior to his visit.  This elevates the level of student  participation, allowing for a more interactive and exciting presentation.

Paul and his staff provide a customized platform by which their audience learns not only what the Supervisor’s office does, but also about the current equipment used and the importance of voting.  Determined to spread the word about the importance of each and every vote and the legal and moral foundation upon which our country has been built, drives this Supervisor of Elections to raise awareness of the blessings of freedom among the future leaders of our great country.

             Punta Gorda Middle School

 Home of the Eagles

 Punta Gorda Middle School 3-5-09  
  Joseph Dicicco, 8th grade American History Teacher;
Cathy Corsaletti, Principal; Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis
and Randy Ann Bechtel at Punta Gorda Middle School



Murdock Middle School
Home of The Mariners 

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 RandyAnnandLou at MurdockMiddleSchool  Murdock Middle School Staff and SOE Staff

Randy Ann Bechtel and Lou Spacco at 
Murdock Middle School

Murdock Middle School Staff
Gary Hilenski, Media Specialist; Diane LaNovara, Staff Media;
Maria Gifford, Principal; Darren Lamons, Adam McLeod
and Mrs. T. Orr, Social Studies Teachers;
and SOE Representatives
Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis, Randy Ann Bechtel
and Lou Spacco

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Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis speaks to students at
Murdock Middle School

Commissioner Skidmore and Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis 
listen to students at Murdock Middle School
 Lou Spacco and Hon Stamoulis  SpaccoStamoulisHeffnerSifrit

Supervisor of Elections, Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis
and Lou Spacco work with 6th grade students
to crunch data.  Who knew election results
could be this fun! 

Lou Spacco, Support Services; Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis,
Supervisor of Elections;
Mrs. M.C. Heffner, Sixth Grade Math Teacher;
Mrs. Sue Sifrit, Board Member





LA Ainger Middle School
Home of The Cougars


Hon Paul A Stamoulis and Student at LA Ainger

 LA Ainger Midlle School

The Supervisor congratulates a
student who has just voted!

Marcia Louden, Principal; Tina Wood & Dr. Paul Cleveland,
US History Teachers; Randy Ann Bechtel & Lou Spacco
Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis, Supervisor of Elections


Port Charlotte High School
Home of The Pirates

The Supervisor; Katie Root,
Government & Economics Teacher;
Donna Dunakey, Curriculum & Instruction
Specialist for Social Sciences
and Lou Spacco visit PCHS

 Paul Katie Donna Lou PCHS
 PCHS with SOE Staff  Hon Paul Stamoulis at PCHS

Steve Dionisio, Principal; Katie Root, Mike Means,
James Rodriguez, Government & Economic Teachers;
Debra Tate, Occupational Specialist; Mike Riley, School
and Community Relations Officer;
with SOE Staff, Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis, Lou Spacco
and Randy Ann Bechtel
(District Education Clubs of America)

The Supervisor of Elections
speaks to the students about
democracy, elections,
civic involvement

 Lou Spacco and DS200 at PCHS  Katie Root Awards Hon Paul A Stamoulis at PCHS

Lou Spacco, Support Services demonstrates
DS200 Optical Scan Tabulator

Katie Root presents "Outstanding Mentoring"
award to Supervisor of Elections,
Hon. Paul A. Stamoulis