Sally Gillies

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Always Right

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Always Right by Sally Gillies
Sally Gillies of Ormond Beach, an accomplished book author, is a community blogger, who also has her own political website, SallyGillies.net. The blog, "Always Right" (and its contents), is the sole copyright-protected intellectual property of NSB News LLC, and cannot be reproduced, copied or published in whole or in part elsewhere without the prior expressed written permission of the publisher. NSBNews.net, VolusiaNews.net and HeadlineSurfer.com are owned by NSB News LLC. All three domains fall under the umbrella of Headline Surfer, a registered trademark.

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Sally Gillies, of Ormond Beach, an accomplished book author, is a community blogger, who also has her own political website, SallyGillies.net. In 2010, Gillies published her first book, “My Year of Thinking Dangerously: about our very liberal government,” a compilation of her newspaper columns. Her second book, “Fireworks at the Dinner Table: Politics, Religion and Money.” is in its final editing stages. Her blog installments tackle the issues of the day and she does not engage in the politics of personal destruction. She welcomes relevant questions and comments. Gillies often brings national issues down to the family level to illustrate how decisions affect local residents. Gillies is an active member of two local Republican Clubs, writing/designing the newsletters for the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia and the Republican Club of Daytona Beach. She chaired the Lincoln Dinner in 2010 for the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County. She was a political activist in Boca Raton, where she lived for 20 years before relocating to Volusia County in 2003. After helping friends campaign against the bought-and-paid-for council members, she ran for Boca Raton City Council in 1997 and '98. Although she did not win, she exposed the corruption that the local newspapers ignored. The Palm Beach commissioner she challenged in November 1998 was recently released from jail. After that election, Gillies decided on a new way to communicate with residents: She started bocaratonbuzz.com with daily story and photo postings. She attended city council meetings for nearly a decade and often transcribed meetings verbatim. Elected officials did not like the exposure and the listing of issues and how each council member voted. Many of her sources were city employees who wanted honest government. After four years and more than 100,000 visits, she closed the site and moved to Volusia County. During her work life, Gillies has found that conservative values most closely mirror her personal philosophy. She owned her own recognition business with her late husband for 14 years. Undaunted by any technology and always curious, she learned sandblasting to craft high-end crystal awards. Gillies' hobbies include writing, photography graphic design, sandblasting and jewelry design. Married again, she is an accomplished horse rider, scuba diver and downhill skier.
The blog, "Always Right" (and its contents), is the sole copyright-protected intellectual property of NSB News LLC, and cannot be reproduced, copied or published in whole or in part elsewhere without the prior expressed written permission of the publisher. NSBNews.net, VolusiaNews.net and HeadlineSurfer.com are owned by NSB News LLC. All three domains fall under the umbrella of Headline Surfer, a registered trademark.

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