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Come join the East Lee County Republicans as we Host Lance Wissinger! Lance works with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, they are the Amendment 4 groups who championed Felons getting their Right to Vote back!

Lance’s story is really unbelievable. Professional Hockey Player to Air Force to Prison to Chef to Political Activist? What!?!? >> DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT <<

Lance Wissinger has lived in SW Florida since 2003, coming here from Boulder, Colorado. Recently, Lance has become a member of the SWFL YRs, and is highly involved in local and state government.

In 2016, Lance started Lightmark Aerial, a small drone technology company. Lightmark merged with Florida Drone Supply last year and has moved into the national spotlight as Sky Source Aerial. His company has helped implement innovative solutions for multiple industries across the country, including Emergency Operations and mosquito control.

Lance is also the Political Coordinator for the FRRC (Florida Rights Restoration Coalition), an advocacy group for Amendment 4, the restoration of voting rights to returning citizens. Lance had the opportunity to work in Tallahassee during legislative session to help with the implementation of Amendment 4.

Lives can change in a moment, for better or for worse. In a literal unexpected turn, Lance went from USAF Special Forces prospect to inmate of the State of Florida. Making one bad decision not only changed his life, but of the lives of all of those affected by his actions. Knowing this, Lance made a choice, fall into the gaps of the criminal justice system where recidivism runs rampant or rise above the system and see it for what it really is. He chose to rise.

While incarcerated, Lance had the opportunity to be a part of something greater than himself. He helped build new programs and opportunities for other inmates, giving them a chance to rise above the system too. Amazing things were accomplished over the course of his 5 year sentence. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in an international culinary competition. Lance was able to have SCORE and Toastmasters International come in to the prison system. There’s organizations helped the men write business plans and become public speakers. All the while focusing on getting as many people engaged in changing their mindset rather than letting the system tear them down.

Today, Lance works in the Policy Dept of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition that put Amendment 4 on the ballot. It passed with almost 65% to return the right to vote to returning citizens ( people with felony convictions). He shares his story around the State about how he made a broken system work from the inside out. Lance is the Government Relations chair for the SWFL American Advertising Federation, the VP of Public Relations for Ft Myers Toastmasters, Co-Chair for the Lee County Liberty Caucus and he also helped start a drone technology company that has grown into something great. Sky Source Aerial has become one of the most innovative drone tech companies in the US providing service nationwide.

Always remembering the past but never living in it, Lance uses his mistake as motivation to continue to grow and change the mindset of those around him.

Lance M. Wissinger
Political Coordinator

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