VICE PRESIDENT:

Charlie Hardage

Charlie lives in Lakeland with his wife, Elizabeth, and their 10-year-old daughter, Olivia. He grew up in Ocala, Florida in Marion County and his family has lived in Florida for many generations. 

Charlie is a lawyer with the law firm of Bishop & Mills, working in the field of business litigation. Prior to moving to Polk County, Charlie and his family lived and worked in Beijing, China for six years.  He also lived in Beijing for two years when he was younger, shortly after graduating from the University of Florida.

Charlie is a conservative Republican, committed to the political principles of the American founding. He is a loyal member of the Lakeland Republican Club, joining shortly after moving to Polk County.  During the 2020 campaign, he volunteered regularly at Lakeland Republican Headquarters, as a Republican Poll Monitor, and as a Republican Attorney Poll Monitor.  Charlie is also a member of the Federalist Society.