Colonel Arthur DeRuve and PBCGOP Chair Michael Barnett at Abacoa
Invites you to attend its monthly meeting
on Monday February 2
Take Donald Ross Rd. to Parkside Dr. North on Parkside Dr. 0.4 miles to Barbados Dr. Left on Barbados Dr. to first driveway on Left
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Colonel Arthur DeRuve was commissioned a second lieutenant through the college ROTC program. After serving two years with the 2nd Armored Division as a cold war soldier in Germany, he remained 28 additional years in the Army’s active reserve, including 11 years as a military liaison officer for West Point. He is a graduate of the Army’s Artillery& Guided Missile School, the Command General Staff College, and the Army War College.
In civilian life Colonel DeRuve served as the regional management officer fo the “Office of Hearings & Appeals”, the judicial arm of the Social Security Administration, for the states of New York and New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He holds a BS degree in Political Science from Fordham University and a MS in Public Administration from New York University.
Colonel DeRuve and his wife, the former Dorothy Foxe have been married 63 years. They have three daughters, eight grandchildren and two great
Mike Barnett was born in Queens, New York but has lived in Boca Raton since 1987. He graduated from Boca Raton High School in 1995, the University of South Florida in 2004 with a BA in Political Science, and the University of Miami School of Law in 2007 with a JD degree. Mike has been practicing law since 2007.
Mike has been a life long conservative Republican, active in the grassroots since 1994. He was previously involved with the College Republicans, Young Republicans, and became an REC committeeman in August, 2010. He was elected REC Secretary in December, 2010, Vice Chairman in December, 2012, and Chairman in December, 2014.
As Secretary and Vice Chairman, Mike helped start the Party’s black and minority outreach program, with a heavy focus on the large local Haitian community. The Party’s activities and successes in Palm Beach County have made news across the state.
Mike’s been grassroots-oriented but has been able to unite the local Party and earned unanimous support of Republicans across the entire spectrum. “Our job is to get Republicans elected but we must never ever sacrifice principles or values. I am a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage social and fiscal conservative who believes the Party must stick to its principles while expanding our circles and welcoming other groups who share our conservative values.”
Mike is an active parishioner at Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton, the Knights of Columbus, and has been on political and missions trips to Haiti.