By Tom Tillison
Now that she’s running for Congress, will former ACORN activist Susannah Randolph continue to be on the host committee of a gala for an organization funded, in part, by the sale of harvested baby organs?
Talk about bad timing, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is planning a fundraising gala in the wake of the devastating news that Planned Parenthood Federation Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was captured on video discussing the selling of body parts of aborted babies.
An event page set up to advertise the Sept. 26, 2015, fundraiser states:
“Join us for this fabulous evening featuring open bars, delicious hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and an organizational update from CEO Barbara Zdravecky.”
In addition to Randolph, recently declared candidate for state House, Carlos Guillermo, formerly known as Carlos Smith before his entry into the race, is also on the host committee.
And by a stroke of good fortune, Democratic state Sen. Darren Soto, who is running for Congress in the same district as Randolph, is NOT on the committee.
The list of who is included could very well prove to be a gold mine for political opponents:
Host Committee Chairs: Maria Margenot & Dr. Boyd Lindsley
Matt Alford • Leslie & Ben Anderson • Karen Castelloes • Denise Cisar • Dr. Latarsha Chisholm • Robert Dent • Tony Diaz • Dr. Melissa D. Dodd • Ida V. Eskamani • Laura Fausone • Rona and Michael Feldman • Lynn G. Fenster • Steph Garber & David Collins • Abbigail Gately • Bob Gregor • Sally and Scott Hewit • Maya Hixson • Vicki Impoco • Patricia & Alan Jotkoff • Marci Kagan • Scott Kalota • Pam Keith • Vivian Kerstein • Vicki Kirkland • Erin Koski • Elizabeth Lee • Karen Leetzow • Dr. Boyd Lindsley & Michael Farmer • Bill Lundell • Peggy Lushine • Maria Margenot & Andrea Hays • Mitzi Maxwell • Keith Morrison • Kelly Quintero • Susannah Randolph • Dr. Sam Sanabria • Dr. Jennifer Sandoval • Joe Saunders • Gwen Schade • Carlos G. Smith • Pat Southward • Jo Staffin • Lani Steffens • Robert Strong • Diana Tennis • Nicole Varma-Thompson • Sharon & Derrick Wallace • Wendy Wallenberg • Sarah Wissig • Nancy Wolf
Honorary Host Committee (still in formation)
City of Kissimmee Commissioner Jose Alvarez • State House Representative Randolph Bracy • State House Representative John Cortes • Orange County School Board Member Daryl Flynn • Congressman Alan Grayson • Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb • Honorable Martha Haynie • Osceola County Commissioner Viviana Janer • Palm Bay Council Member Michelle Paccione • Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph • Orange County School Board Member Nancy Robbinson • Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell • Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan • City of Winter Park Vice Mayor Sarah Sprinkel • State Senator Geraldine Thompson