2022 TRUMAN KENNEDY JOHNSON GALA GALLERY

In addition to the many wonderful photos below, taken by Carlton Cartwright, more photos taken by Carol Porter can be seen by CLICKING HERE

PBC DEMOCRATIC PARTY

18TH ANNUAL

TRUMAN-KENNEDY-JOHNSON GALA

A SPECTACULAR SUCCESS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a great night to be a PBC Democrat at our first in-person Truman-Kennedy-Johnson Gala in three years!  On October 15, a sold-out, capacity crowd of over 450 PBC Dems & friends mixed, mingled, & connected at the pre-dinner Cocktail Receptions, and then packed the ballroom of the West Palm Beach Marriott to celebrate the evening and hear our powerhouse Gala lineup. The energy in the room was so incredible that every single one of our speakers remarked how amazing PBC Dems are!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker after speaker all underscored the same message - the time is NOW to end 25 years of Republican rule and stop and stop the DeSantis/Rubio/Trump agenda in its tracks!

Thank you to our Special Guest Speaker, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Chairman of the Democratic Governor's Association, who got the evening off to a rousing start; to PBC Congresswomen Lois Frankel & Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick and Congressional candidates Corinna Balderramos Robinson (for CD-21) & Jared Moscowitz (for CD-23);  to our fabulous Cabinet Candidates, Aramis Ayala for Attorney General,  Adam Hattersley for CFO, & Naomi Esther Blemur for Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services; and to our terrific Keynote Speaker & Candidate for Governor Charlie Crist, for bringing us home!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thanks also to our Emcees Extraordinaire State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Senator Lori Berman & Senator Bobby Powell, Jr.;  to Boynton Beach Mayor Ty Penserga who led the Pledge of Allegiance on behalf of all Americans; to Kendra Williams for an incredible rendition of our National Anthem; to Rabbi Stephen Pinsky,  Rev, J.R. Thicklin, Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, & Junaid Akther for an inspirational invocation; and to Special Guest Jon "Bowzer" Bauman for the perfect grand finale: "Good Night, Republicans, It's Time to Go!"
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 2022 Palm Beach County Democratic Party Special Award Winners, who were announced at the event:
 

PBC Dems Recognition Award for Distinguished Service to the Democratic Party & the PBC Community:  Robert "Bob" Diffenderfer.


"Turning Florida Blue" Award for exceptional work on behalf of the PBC Democratic Party:  Corinne Miller


Special PBC Democratic Party Award Honoring Congressman Ted Deutch for outstanding service to our party, our county, and our country.


Our great thanks to all PBC Dems & friends who were able to join us for our biggest event of the year.  Very special appreciation goes to our TKJ Sponsors*, to our wonderful TKJ Planning Committee** chaired by Commissioner Mack Bernard, and to Event Director Nicole Galante and our incredible Event Volunteers*** (all noted below) who are the ones who made the evening possible.  It is truly a privilege to be part of a county party with such dedicated & committed people.  

To view the 2022 TKJ E-Journal, click HERE.  

 

Pictures of the evening courtesy of Carlton Cartwright appear on this page. For additional fabulous pictures of the evening, courtesy of Carol Porter, click here. Check out all the happy faces!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 TKJ SPONSORS
 

Signature Sponsors

Broward, Palm Beaches & St. Lucie Realtors: Dessert & Drinks Sponsor

Enhance Health: Speakers Table Sponsor

GL Homes: Reception Sponsor

Weiss Handler & Cornwell: Reception Sponsor

 

Platinum Sponsors

Minto

Morganti

Robert Spiegel & Jackie Grimm 

 

Gold Sponsors

Hon. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

Electropak Local Union 728/IBEW

Hon. Lois Frankel

Hon. Pat Mathis

NTG Associates/Cyber Security Solutions

Hon. Maria Sachs

 

Silver Sponsors

Hon. Lori Berman

CDM Smith

Florida Power & Light

GTD Medical & Rehabilitation Center

Lewis Longman & Walker

Hon. Tina Polsky

Hon. Bobby Powell, Jr.

Song & Associates
United Federation of Teachers Retirees


Bronze Sponsors

Hon. Ric Bradshaw

Hon. Jeff Koons

Hon. Jared Moscowitz

PBC Classroom Teachers Association

Hon. Kelly Skidmore

Democratic Club/Caucus Table Sponsors

Bangladeshi American Democratic Club

Caribbean American Democratic Club

Democratic Club of Boca Raton and Delray Beach 

Democratic Club of Greater Boynton Beach

Jewish American Democratic Caucus

Kings Point-United South County Democratic Clubs

Rusty Gordon LGBTQ+ Democratic Caucus of PBC

West Palm Beach Western Communities Democratic Club

Platinum & Gold Ad Sponsors

Hon. Val Demings

Hon. Charlie Crist & Karla Hernandez

Hon. Joseph Abruzzo

Hon. Mack Bernard

Tonio Burgos & Associates

Cornerstone Solutions

Hon. Anne Gannon

Hon. Katrina Long-Robinson

Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of PBC, Local 2928

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Ken & Anne Sommers

Hon. Robert Weinroth

Hon. Gregg Weiss

Very Special Thanks to our Wonderful Committee & Event Staff

**TKJ Committee 
Junaid Akther  *  Mack Bernard  *  Jim Carroll  *  Mary Therese Delate   Bob Diffenderfer  *  Nicole Galante  *  Anne Gannon
Katrina Long-Robinson  *  Joan Katz  *  Mindy Koch  *  John McGovern 
KaShamba Miller-Anderson  *  Sophia Nelson  *  Bobby Powell, Jr. 
Terrie Rizzo  *  Joel Schleifer  *  Gregg Weiss

 

***Event Staff
Event Coordinator:  Nicole Reisch Galante
Associate Coordinator:  Lynn Kobrin
Ana Cristina Acosta  *  Jocelyn Cameau  *  Cleve Cameau  
Mary Ellen Concitis  *  Fred Eisinger  *  Judy Eisinger
Helene Feliciano  *  Nathan Galang  *  Andrea Jackson
Nicole Mohammed  * Grover Ollies  *   Ann Sgarlata
Meryl Shatzman  *  Ken Spellman  *  Shari Shanefield

 

Publications
Allen Robbins  *  Mindy Koch  *  Judith Teller Kaye


Please regularly check our emails, website, FB page, & Twitter for information and join us in our efforts to get out every single vote over these next days -- to elect Val Demings to the U.S. Senate, elect the first Democratic Governor & Cabinet in 25 years, and elect Democrats up & down the ballot in PBC! 

PBC BLUE IN '22!
Congratulations! Wow! Great job!

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PBC Congresswomen Lois Frankel (CD-22) & Sheila Cerfilus-McCormick (CD-20), CD21 candidate Dr. Corinna Balderramos Robinson, & Senator Lori Berman, (backed by Truman, Kennedy, & Johnson) celebrating at the 2022 TKJ!

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Special Guest Speaker NJ Governor Phil Murphy, Chairman of the DGA, receiving a PBC Golden Donkey pin from Chair Terrie Rizzo

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Governor Charlie Crist delivering Keynote call to arms to PBC Dems! 

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State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Senator Lori Berman, & Senator Bobby Powell emceeing the program

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