MEET JOE GRUTERS
A family man with deep roots in Sarasota County
For nearly a quarter century, Joe has been working at the grassroots level as both a Republican Party activist and leader. For the last 15 years he has been Chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota County — a position he has held longer than any other Chairman in Sarasota County’s history…Read more
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Joe Gruters’ Priorities
Keep Florida Thriving
It’s just bedrock. America was built on the very principle of freedom for every person to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Joe Gruters has been at the forefront of fighting for freedom for Floridians to send their children to school, to run their businesses, to go to work, to breathe freely and to keep more of their money. He will never give up that fight.
No Shutdowns, No Masks, Real Education
With children of his own in school, Joe Gruters is keenly aware of the need for in-person schooling and the critical importance of children being able to see the faces of their teachers and peers. As Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, he led the way for more than $24 billion in funding for Florida’s schools, a historic funding level for our students and teachers.
Empower Small Business
As a partner in a CPA firm in Sarasota County, Joe Gruters understands intimately the challenges facing small businesses. He has worked to keep businesses thriving by opposing lockdowns, lowering regulations and keeping our low tax rates in check with sound fiscal policy.
Clean Water for our Future
Joe Gruters is a Sarasota County native. He knows the critical importance of clean water sources and has made it a priority. Joe has led the fight for clean water in Sarasota County and the region, for now and for the future.
From Leaders Sarasota County Republicans Trust
Congressman Greg Steube
Congressman Vern Buchanan
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody
Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis
Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman
Sarasota County Commissioner Christian Ziegler
Sarasota County School Board Member Bridget Ziegler
Sarasota County Clerk of Court Karen Rushing
Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst
Republican Party of Sarasota County
Joe Gruters’ proven leadership
Florida State Senator, District 22
Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (2019-Present)
Chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota County (2007-Present)
Nominated by President Trump to serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors
State Representative, District 73 (Representing Sarasota and Manatee Counties)
Republican Party of Florida Vice Chairman (2015-2017)
Presidential Elector for Donald J. Trump (Florida 2016)
Republican National Convention Delegate for Donald Trump (2016)
Donald Trump for President, Florida Co-Chairman (2016)
Republican National Convention Delegate for Mitt Romney (2012)
Republican National Platform Committee Member (2016), Co-Chair of Restoring the American Dream. Economy, Jobs and Debt Subcommittee
Florida State University Board of Trustee Member (Appointed twice by Florida Governor Rick Scott). Served as Chairman of Finance and Audit
Florida Sports Foundation, Committee Member (Appointed by the Governor)
Florida Right to Life, Former PAC Chairman
The Ocean Conservancy, Dr. Beach and Jennifer Ahearn-Koch celebrated the new state law. Sen. Joe...
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