Our Next Republican Club Event:
February 11, 2020
Speakers: Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, State Attorney Ed Brodsky, and
LBK Deputy Police Chief Frank Rubino
Topic: Law and Order: An Overview of the Sarasota County Sheriff, Longboat Key Police, and State Attorney Operations
Reception: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Dinner / Speakers: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Longboat Key Club and Resort
3200 Harbourside Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman
Colonel Hoffman is the Chief Deputy and as such, he is second in command of the agency. Col. Hoffman also serves as the General Counsel. He has spent more than 25 years working in the criminal justice system. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo College, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from International College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. A former State Prosecutor, he is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Police Legal Advisors Training Program and a member of the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law, and City, County and Local Government Law sections. In 2011 he completed the FBI’s Florida Executive Development Seminar and in 2014 graduated from the FBI National Academy, during which time he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from the University of Virginia.
Colonel Hoffman is a candidate for the office of the Sarasota County Sheriff.
State Attorney Ed Brodsky
Ed earned his degree in Criminology at the University of South Florida and his law degree from Nova University Law School of Ft. Lauderdale Florida.
Ed began his career in misdemeanors prosecuting domestic batteries, DUI’s and countless other charges before being promoted to the Felony Division. When Ed was promoted to Felony Division Chief, he managed the felony attorneys in his division while overseeing the cases and issues of his staff. Ed was promoted to Chief Assistant State Attorney of the Manatee office before becoming the circuit-wide Chief Assistant State Attorney.
As the Chief Assistant State Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit, Ed was responsible for overseeing all attorneys and staff in all four offices across Sarasota, Manatee, and Desoto Counties. In addition, Ed served on the Public Safety Coordination Council, and on the Criminal Justice Commission in Sarasota.
Your State Attorney is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law, is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is committed to serving his community with passion and integrity while upholding the highest ethical standards. Ed became a prosecutor to protect the public and ensure the administration of justice. Because of this, he believes he is responsive to the needs of the community and law enforcement.
Ed Brodsky was sworn in as State Attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto counties on Jan. 8, 2013.
Deputy Police Chief Frank Rubino
After serving as a machine gunner in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1977 to 1980, Frank Rubino entered the police academy in 1980, moved to South Florida and never looked back. Rubino began his career as a police officer in 1980 in Tamarac. In 1983 he moved to Plantation, where he climbed the ranks of its police department.
For the next 21 years, Rubino worked his way up through the following jobs: detective, internal-affairs sergeant, public information officer, road sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant road commander and commander of the bureau as a captain. Rubino also worked with Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming at FDLE until 2008, when Cumming left for Longboat Key.
When he visited Cumming a few years ago, he thought he would like to finish his career working as a Longboat Key police officer. “Working in a community like this with a bunch of knowledgeable police officers who have so much vast experience is a dream job,” Rubino said. Rubino’s dream job became available Feb. 25, 2013 when Cumming asked him to join the department.
On April 14, 2014 Frank Rubino was promoted to the position of Deputy Police Chief.
This Dinner Meeting Sponsored By:
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6143 Clark Center Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34238
Our History: Originally incorporated in 1995 as the Longboat Key Club, Federated – a women’s republican political organization, which was started as a chapter of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, and which has since changed its name to the Republican Club of Longboat Key, LLC and includes male members. Club membership has grown to over 200 members.