Tony Ledbetter, Patriot and Republican Party Chairman of Volusia, Dies

February 13, 2019

We lost a great Patriot today. From the Daytona Beach News/Journal:

Tiny Ledbetter speaks at the Republican Lincoln Day dinner at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach last August. THe died Wednesday. [News-Journal/Nigel Cook]

Tony Ledbetter, who as chair of the Volusia County Republican Party oversaw the flip of the county’s registered voters from blue to red, has died, his wife reported on Facebook.

Ledbetter, 71, of Ormond-by-the-Sea, had been ill with cancer for the past 10 weeks and died Wednesday morning, his wife, Toni Wright Ledbetter told The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

“This happened so quickly” she said in a telephone interview. “It’s like we couldn’t find a way to tell everybody. … He just didn’t have time.”

She shared the news earlier on Facebook with Volusia County Republicans. Continue reading at


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