Sam and Sheila Newby, James and Andrea Brady (l-r)
James Brady, Chair
Carolyn Kennedy, 1st Vice Chair
Freda Stevens, 2nd Vice Chair
Valarie Broner, Secretary
Ardra Rigby, Treasurer
Sam Newby, Chair Emeritus
Our mission is to develop a strong, effective, and informed majority of Blacks in the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF); to encourage able and qualified Black Republicans to seek office at all levels of government.
We also serve as a resource to secure the election of Black Republican candidates and all duly nominated Republican candidates; and, to keep the Black community informed through political education and activity.
The Florida Assembly of Black Republicans is a direct reflection of the emergence of the Republican Party's aim to reach out to Black Americans.
Over decades, the effort to organize transformed from the Florida Black Republican Council to the Florida Federation of Black Republicans, to the current entity, namely the Florida Assembly of Black Republicans in 2006.
James Brady, Chairman
Pastor James Brady is the Interim Chairman of the Florida Assembly of Black Republicans. He was elected at the RPOF Annual Meeting to serve the remainder of Sam Newby's term. Sam is a newly elected Councilman in the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Sam will serve as Chairman Emeritus and advisor to the FABR.