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Marco Rubio for President

(page competely updated March 17, 2016)

announced April 13, 2015.

see also: pre-campaign organization  |  pro-Rubio super PAC and related.

"Rubio for President currently has statewide campaign leaders in over 40 states, five field offices and a national headquarters, and 54 full-time staffers including paid field staff in five states." - Oct. 15, 2015 campaign press release


Campaign Manager  Terry Sullivan

(March 2012)  Previously deputy chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office, March 2011-Dec. 2012.  Managing partner at First Tuesday Strategies, Nov. 2006-Feb. 2011.  Joined U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's campaign for governor as campaign manager in July 2009.  South Carolina primary campaign manager for the first Romney for President campaign, from Jan. 2007.  Partner at TTS Strategies, the consulting firm run by J. Warren Tompkins.  Campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) in 2005.  Campaign manager on DeMint for Senate, May 2003-Dec. 2004.  Youth coordinator for Sen. Jesse Helms' 1996 campaign.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  Also various accounts note work at the direct mail firm On The Mark and at Under the Power Lines and for Steve Forbes.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager  Rich Beeson

(reported on Rubio's team by the Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Robert Costa on March 12, 2015)  Political director on Romney for President from Jan. 2011.  Partner at FLS Connect.  Political director at the RNC in the 2008 cycle (announced Jan. 2007).  Joined Feather, Larson & Synhorst, approx. April 2005.  At the RNC from 1997 to 2005, Beeson worked as an RNC regional political director and regional finance director for the Western region.  National field director for Americans Back in Charge.  Organizational director on Bruce Benson's 1994 gubernatorial campaign against Roy Romer in Colorado.  From Colorado.  twitter

 Chief of Staff  Matt Terrill

(April 2015)  Staffer at Reclaim America Leadership PAC, Aug. 2014-April 2015.  Special assistant to the chairman at the RNC, Oct. 2011-May 2013.  Deputy Victory director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Oct.-Nov. 2008.

Something Else Strategies
(with Rubio since 2009)
Senior Advisor  Todd Harris

(message and communications)  A founding partner at Something Else Strategies.  A senior strategist and media consultant on Rubio's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Communications director on Fred Thompson's 2007-08 presidential campaign.  Principal at DC Navigators.  Senior communications strategist for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; co-communications director on Schwarzenegger's 2003 gubernatorial campaign.  Communications director and spokesman on Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's 2002 re-election campaign.  Traveling press secretary and spokesman on Sen. John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign; earlier spokesman on Rep. John Kasich's (R-OH) presidential exploratory effort.  Deputy communications director for the NRCC.  Spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's 1997 re-election campaign.  Did California media for the Dole/Kemp campaign in 1996.  Harris has also worked on several U.S. House races.  Graduate of UCLA.  twitter

Senior Political Advisor  Heath Thompson

A founding partner at Something Else Strategies.  Most recently served as a media consultant for Bruce Rauner for governor, Pete Ricketts for governor, Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate, and Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.  Lead media advisor for Rudy Giuliani for President.  Partner at Scott Howell and Company.  Southeast regional political director for President George W. Bush’s successful 2004 re-election campaign, directing political operations in 10 states.  A consultant to Jim DeMint’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign in South Carolina and to Norm Coleman’s 2002 U.S. Senate campaign in Minnesota.  In 2001-02, he led Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler's unsuccessful bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in South Carolina.  Directed then Gov. Bush’s win in the 2000 South Carolina Republican Primary.  Worked on local political races in South Carolina during the 1990s.  Originally from Columbia, MO.

Senior Advisor Malorie Thompson

Also founding partners at Something Else Strategies.  Started her career in politics working for Gov. Jeb Bush.  Florida native.


(reported by The New York Times on April 13, 2015)  Co-founded by Tim O'Toole and Will Ritter, both of Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign and based in Richmond, VA.

Pollster  Whit Ayres

Founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, and previously Ayres, McHenry & Associates.  Ayres' firm has provided polling for dozens of campaigns and corporate clients since the early 1990s, including Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign in 2011-12 and Lamar Alexander's presidential campaign in 1996.  Co-founder (2009) of Resurgent Republic.  Active in the American Association of Political Consultants for over 20 years including as chairman, president and treasurer.  Ayres served as senior executive assistant for budget and policy to Gov. Carroll Campbell in South Carolina and has served as a tenured member of the political science faculty at the University of South Carolina.  Undergraduate degree from Davidson College in North Carolina; M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senior Advisor  Marc Short

(reported by Politico's Mike Allen on Feb. 23, 2016)  Left position as president of Freedom Partners, the Koch Brothers' umbrella political network, to work on the campaign.  Chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, then chaired by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN).  Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).  Executive director of the Reagan Ranch, and served as the executive director of Freedom Alliance from 1995-98.  Director of the Virginia finance committee for the Oliver North for U.S. Senate campaign.  Master’s degree from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, 2004; undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University, 1992.


Political Director  Jessica Ennis

Senior vice president at FP1 Strategies, LLC from March 2013.  Deputy operations director on Romney for President from June 2012.  Southeast regional political director at the RNC July 2009-June 2012; previously deputy political director at the RNC from Jan. 2007-June 2009, and regional finance director at the RNC, May 2005-Jan. 2007.  Executive director of North Carolina Victory (Bush-Cheney '04), Aug.-Nov. 2004.  Campaign manager on Cobey for Governor, Aug. 2003-Aug. 2004.  Finance director for the North Carolina Republican Party, Jan. 1999-July 2003.  B.A. in political science from East Carolina University, 1997.

Lauren Toomey

Analyst at Targeted Victory from Dec. 2012.  Political project manager on Romney for President, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. double major in communications and political science from Emmanuel College, 2011.  twitter

Director of Faith Outreach  Eric Teetsel

(from Nov. 9, 2015)  Executive director of the Manhattan Declaration, a “call of Christian conscience” on life, marriage and religious liberty from 2012-15.  Worked on building the Values & Capitalism project at the American Enterprise Institute from 2009-12.  Staffer at Colorado Christian University for two years.  Masters degree in college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University; undergraduate degree in interpersonal communication from Wheaton College.  Kansas resident.  twitter

Senior Political Advisor for Midwest  Chip Englander

(reported by multiple outlets on Feb. 10, 2016)  Campaign manager on Rand Paul for President, Inc. from beginning to end; senior advisor to RAND PAC from Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor of Illinois in 2014.  Campaign manager on former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann's 2012 U.S. Senate primary campaign in Wisconsin.  Vice president  in Mercury Public Affairs' Sacramento office from 2007.  Chief of staff to California Assemblyman Joel Anderson, 2007.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook's 2006 campaign for governor of Oklahoma (lost to Gov. Brad Henry (D)).  From California.  twitter


Communications Director  Alex Conant

(moved over to PAC from Senate office first week of March 2015)  Press secretary in Rubio's Senate office from Oct. 3, 2011 to first week of March 2015.  National press secretary on Pawlenty for President, March-Aug. 2011; communications director at Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC from Oct. 2009-March 2011.  Did some consulting.  Press secretary at the Republican National Committee in the 2008 cycle.  Midwest regional spokesman in the White House Office of Media Affairs.  Spokesman at the Office of Management and Budget.  Press secretary to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Jan.-Aug. 2005.  Communications director on George Nethercutt's 2004 campaign for U.S. Senate in Washington State.  Speechwriter for Secretary of Commerce Don Evans.  Worked on Norm Coleman's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.  B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was editor-in-chief of the Badger Herald.  Grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota.  twitter

Press Secretary  Brooke Sammon

(mid-Aug. 2015)  Moved over from Rubio's Senate office where she served as press secretary (from March 2015) and deputy press secretary (Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015).  Media affairs on Romney for President, May-Nov. 2012.  Press secretary to chief deputy whip U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL), Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA), Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Public relations associate at Dana Perino & Company, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  English teacher for SABIS in Dubai, UAE, Aug. 2008-July 2009.  B.A. in international studies, business law from Miami University, 2008.  twitter

Communications Team  Olivia Perez-Cubas

Deputy press secretary (from March 2015), press assistant (Jan 2014-March 2015), and press intern (Sept.-Dec. 2013) in the Office of Sen. Marco Rubio. News writer at WSVN in Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Oct. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Master's in journalism from Georgetown University, 2015; B.A. in mass communications studies and political science from Florida State University, 2012.

Regional and Surrogate Communications  Caitlin Conant

(reported by The Washington Post on Dec. 14, 2015)  Communications director (from Jan. 2014) and press secretary (June 2012-Dec. 2013) to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, Oct. 2011-July 2012.  Deputy press secretary on Pawlenty for President, July-Aug. 2011.  Scheduler for Gov. Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC, Dec. 2009-Feb. 2011.  Legislative correspondent for U.S. Sen. John McCain, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2009.  Scheduler-policy on McCain/Palin 2008.  B.A. from University of Notre Dame, 2008.  twitter

Regional Spokesman  Jeremy Adler

(Jan. 2016)  Research analyst at America Rising LLC, June 2015-Jan. 2016.  Director of rapid response on Scott Brown for Senate, March-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science and rhetoric and communication studies from University of Richmond, 2015.

Senior Advisor  Joe Pounder

(reported by the New York Times' Maggie Haberman on Nov. 6, 2015)  President at America Rising LLC from March 2013.  Research director and deputy director of communications at the RNC in the 2012 election cycle, announced May 16, 2011.  Communications director in the office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.  Deputy campaign manager for communications on Rubio’s successful 2010 bid for the Senate, March 2010-May 2011.  Strategic communications director in the Office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Jan. 2009-Mar. 2010.  Director of rapid response on Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign and earlier on Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential primary campaign.  Deputy research director for the California Republican Party, 2006.  Bachelor's degree in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2005.  twitter

Research Director  Val Mack

(June 2015)  Moved over to the campaign from position as deputy communications director in Rubio's Senate office.  Senior communications manager at CRAFT | Media/Digital, March-July 2011.  Senior research analyst at the NRSC, Feb. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Communications advisor on John Raese for U.S. Senate (WV), Oct.-Nov. 2010.  Research analyst at McCarthy Marcus Hennings, April-Nov. 2008.  Junior research analyst on Romney for President, Inc., Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Gubernatorial appointments administrative assistant to Gov. Romney, July 2006-Jan. 2007.  B.A. in communications from Northeastern University.  twitter


Digital Director  Eric Wilson

(April 2015)  Digital director on Ed Gillespie for Senate, Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Digital director at the American Action Network, American Action Forum, and Congressional Leadership Fund, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014. Client strategist at Engage, LLC, Dec. 2009-Feb. 2013.  Executive direotor of the Congressional Health Care Caucus/Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Feb.-Dec. 2009.  Policy analyst for the House Republican Policy Committee, Feb. 2007-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in mathematic from Sewanee-The University of the South, 2007.  twitter

Director of Content  Patrick Brennan

(Aug. 2015) 

Digital Grassroots Director  Cabot Phillips

(July 2015)  Campus correspondent for Campus Reform, Feb.-June 2015.  B.S. in American government and politics from Liberty University, 2015.  twitter
-Build out state based efforts   -Coordinate social media efforts   -Oversee efficient communication between activists and the campaign


Policy Director  Jonathan Slemrod

(June 2015...reported by Bloomberg Politics on May 29, 2015)  Policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (TX), April 2012-June 2015.  Legislative assistant to Sen. Marco Rubio, Feb. 2011-April 2012.  Legislative staff to Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) and to Rep. Jeff Flake (AZ), Aug. 2010-Feb. 2011.  B.A. in political science from Unniversity of Michigan.  twitter

Policy Advisor  Lanhee Chen

(announced by AC tweet on Sept. 14, 2015...part time)  Research fellow at the Hoover Institution from Feb. 2013 and director of domestic policy studies and lecturer in public policy at Stanford University from April 2013.  Policy director on Romney for President, Inc., Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012. Visiting scholar at the University of California's Institute of Governmental Studies.  Deputy campaign manager and policy director on California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner's campaign for governor, 2009-10.  Associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, 2008-09.  Chief domestic policy advisor during Romney's 2007-08 campaign for president.  Senior counselor to the Deputy Secretary at HHS, 2008.  A health policy adviser to Bush-Cheney ’04.  Ph.D. in political science (2009), J.D. (2007), A.M. in political science (2004), and A.B. in government (1999), all from Harvard University.  twitter


Finance Director  Anna Rogers

(reported by CNN on Jan. 23, 2015..."would serve as his finance director if he runs in 2016")  Finance director at American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS; started there as financial coordinator in Nov. 2011.  Worked on Tate Reeves successful campaign for lieutenant governor in 2011.  Deputy finance director on Ron Johnson's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin.  Graduate of the University of Mississippi, 2009.  Grew up in Amory, MS.

Deputy Finance Director  Annie Baker

(April 2015) National finance consultant to the Rubio Victory Committee, May 2014-April 2015.  Western regional finance director/Team 100 director (Jan. 2013-May 2014) and Regents and Team 100 membership director (Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013) at the RNC.  Deputy regional finance director for Texas and the South for Romney Victory, April-Nov. 2012.  Senior legislative assistant in the U.S. House, Dec. 2007-Jan. 2011.  B.A. in political science from Texas A&M University, 2007.

Deputy Finance Director  Eli Miller

(June 2015)  Senior regional development officer (Jan.-June 2015) and Ohio state director (May 2013-Jan. 2015) at Americans for Prosperity.  Lead advance on Romney for President, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Legislative assistant/legislative correspondent to Speaker John Boehner, June 2008-Dec. 2011.  Project manager at Forest City Enterprises, May 2005-June 2008.  M.B.A. from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western University, 2008; B.A. in business administration and management from Washington and Jefferson College, 2005.

Finance Coordinator  Rebecca Wasserstein

(May 2015)  Scheduler and office manager to U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Jan.-May 2015.  Deputy finance director (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014) and communications director (Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014) on Citizens for Josh Mandel (OH). B.A. in public affairs from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, 2013.

Finance Consultant  Dorinda Moss

(Jan. 2013)  Finance director at the NRSC in the 2010 and 2012 cycles, announced Dec. 2008.  Vice president for finance at Newt Gingrich's American Solutions for Winning the Future, 2008.  Finance director on Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign.  At the RNC from 2005, serving as director of the Raiser's Edge (recruitment, organization, and management of individual volunteer fundraisers), and then as director of the RNC Regents Program.  Finance co-director of the 55th Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Regional finance director for the Midwest and Northeast for Victory 2004 and earlier regional finance director for the Midwest at Bush-Cheney ’04.  During the 2001-02 election cycle Moss served as RNC regional finance director for the Southeast.  Finance director at the Tennessee Republican Party, 2000.   Moss has also worked on the campaigns of Fred Thompson and Lamar Alexander and the second Inauguration of Gov. Don Sundquist.  B.S. in political science and communications from Belmont University in Nashville.  Native of middle Tennessee.

Key Finance Person  Wayne Berman

Senior advisor for global government affairs to the Blackstone Group; senior advisor to Highstar Capital.  Chairman of Ogilvy Government Relations to June 2012.  Formed Park Strategies LLC with former Sen. Al D'Amato in 1999.  Founder of Berman Enterprises, a lobbying and business consulting firm, and managing director 1993-99; merged with the Federalist Group/Ogilvy Government Relations in Jan. 2004.  Managing partner of America Mercantile Group, 1991-92.  Appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy by President Bush in Jan. 1989, served to Jan. 1991.  Extensive campaign experience, serving in a variety of fundraising capacities in every Republican presidential race since 1992.  National finance co-chair for Sen. John McCain's 2008 campaign. Senior advisor for the Bush-Cheney Transition, 2001.  Vice presidential campaign director for Dole-Kemp, 1996.  Member of the Budget and Policy Priorities Committee of the Pataki Transition Team, 1994.  Deputy director and executive producer of the 1992 Republican National Convention.  Senior staff and director of congressional relations on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign.  Deputy director of the Reagan-Bush Transition team, 1981. B.A. in history from the University of Buffalo.

and note
Following Gov. Scott Walker's exit on Sept. 21, 2015 the Wall Street Journal's Reed Epstein reported (Sept. 22), "Mr. Rubio is set to inherit about two-thirds of Mr. Walker's big-donor fundraising apparatus, according to a member of the Wisconsin governor's national finance committee."


Director of Advance  Dee Duncan

(July 2015)  Legislative liaison in the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, Jan.-July 2015.  Field supervisor (April-Nov. 2014) and field representative (Jan.-March 2014) at Texans for Greg Abbott.  Finance regional coordinator for the NRSC, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Advance team on Romney for President, July-Nov. 2012.  Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, Dec. 2010-Sept. 2012.  Financial representative at Northwestern Mutual, Jan.-Dec. 2010.  Bachelor's degree from Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, 2010.


Operations  Zachary Whitman

Operations  Michael Haidet

State Operations  Kaylie Smigel

(July 2015)  Advertising operations coordinator at Targeted Victory, March 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in strategic communications and B.A. in Spanish from The Ohio State University, 2013.

Treasurer  Lisa Lisker

Owner/president of Huckaby Davis Lisker Inc., a DC area firm which provides political financial consulting and compliance work for Republican candidates, party committees and political action committees.

Counsel  Will Holley

(July 2015)  Vice president at Mercury, July 2010-July 2015.  Press secretary at Citizens United, March 2008-July 2010.  South Carolina communications director on Romney for President, June 2007-Feb. 2008.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Scott Garrent, Jan.-June 2007.  Campaign manager on Chris Wakim for Congress, March-Nov. 2006.  Press assistant at the White House, Feb. 2005-March 2006; staff assistant in the Office of Cabinet Affairs at the White House, Sept. 2004-Feb. 2005.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2013; B.A. from University of Notre Dame, 2004.

Body Man  Robert Daniels

Educated at Sewanee-University of the South.  Grew up in South Carolina.  twitter

Religious Liberty Advisory Board

(announced Jan. 6, 2016)  15 men and women of many faiths and perspectives, including academics, pastors, and advocates.

Dignity of Life Advisory Board

(announced Jan. 20, 2016)  "As he strives to uphold the fundamental principle that every life has inherent dignity as a unique being created in the Image of God he seeks guidance from experts who are committed to the same."  addition

Marriage & Family Advisory Board

(announced Feb. 13, 2016) 

Veterans for Marco National Leadership Team

(announced Mar. 5, 2016)

Noteworthy Endorsements include:

Chris Chocola - former president of the Club for Growth and former congressman from IN-2 (announced Jan. 5, 2016)

Former Gov. George Pataki - Pataki ended his own campaign on Dec. 29 (announced Jan. 26, 2016)

"Gold Rush" star Todd Hoffman (announced Feb. 1, 2016)

Former Sen. Rick Santorum - Santorum ended his own campaign and announced endorsement Feb. 3, 2016)

Former Gov. Bobby Jindal - Jindal ended his own campaign on Nov. 17 (announced Feb. 5, 2016)

Actor Donnie Wahlberg (announced Feb. 21, 2016)


Headquarters: 207 N.E. Delaware Ave., Suite 24, Ankeny mid-Aug. 2015; Rubio was scheduled to open on the morning of Aug. 19, 2015 but did not make it due to scheduling issue

Chairman  Sen. Jack Whitver

(first reported by The Iowa Republican on May 4, 2015)  Elected to the state Senate in Nov. 2010, represents District 19 (Ankeny, Alleman and North Des Moines); elected Whip in 2014 (1, 2, 3).  Attorney at Whitaker Hagenow & Gustoff LLP from Oct. 2013, owner of CrossFit Des Moines from Aug. 2012 and owner of Acceleration Iowa Sports Training from Feb. 2004.  J.D. from Drake University Law School, 2012; M.B.A. (2003) and B.S. (2002) from Iowa State University; at Iowa State Whitver was a three-year starter as wide receiver for the Cyclones.  Lifelong Iowan; grew up in Grinnell.  twitter

Co-Chair  Cam Sutton

(reported by DMR's Jennifer Jacobs on Nov. 12, 2015)  State director to U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst to early Nov. 2015.  Served as finance co-chairman for the Republican Party of Iowa.  Retired insurance executive from Grimes.  Sutton is one of the seven Iowans who tried to recruit Chris Christie to run in 2011.

State Director  Clinton H. Reed

(first reported by DMR's Jennifer Jacobs on Sept. 18, 2015)  Partner at Impact Management Group since 2009.  Southeast regional political director for the RNC, 2007-09.  Executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, 2004-07; previously legislative director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.  Worked on Sen. Tim Hutchinson’s 2002 re-election campaign.  Executive assistant to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, 2001-02.  Native of Arkansas.  M.P.A. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock; B.A in history and politics from Lyon College, 1999.   twitter

Political Director  Justin Arnold

(May 2015)  Staffer to Sen. Jack Whitver, Jan.-May 2015.  Political director on Whitaker for U.S. Senate, from July 2013.  Studied at University of Iowa.  twitter

Field Director  Jordan Wiggins

Experience includes political assistant at American Crossroads and office manager/volunteer and intern coordinator on Romney for President in Virginia in 2012.  twitter

Regional Field Directors 
Jared Scott Small

Voter contact strategist at The Lukens Company from April 2012.  Campaign field representative for the National Rifle Association, July-Dec. 2011.  twitter

Nathan Hohnstein

Experience includes field director in Cedar Rapids for Americans for Prosperity.  B.A. from University of Northern Iowa, 2012.  twitter

Senate Assistant Leader Rick Bertrand (District 7 - Sioux City)  (reported June 6, 2015)

State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (District 73 - Wilton/Cedar Co.) (at July 8, 201 event)

On Sept. 22, 2015 Politico reported five Walker supporters are supporting Rubio:
Melody Slater, former Lee County chairman in Iowa
Barbara Gaura, former co-chair of Iowa students for Walker
Matt Giese, former chair of the Dubuque County Republicans
Alan Ostergren, a former Muscatine leader in Iowa
Caleb Hedeen, Sac County chairman for Walker in Iowa

by Oct. 1, 2015 the total had risen to 12 according to the DMR's Mackenzie Ryan
Bob Andeweg, Mayor of Urbandale
Theresa Hildreth, Calhoun County
Austin Jacobs, Simpson College Republicans
Gary Jochimsen, Cerro Gordo County
Delorris Lanman, Davis County
Terri O'Hara, Wapello County
Ron Romine, Mills County

State Rep. Megan Jones (District 2 - Sioux Rapids/Clay Co.) (Nov. 17, 2015 facebook post)

reported Dec. 9, 2015 >
Senate Assistant Leader Dan Zumbach (District 48 - Ryan/Delaware Co.)
Sen. Tom Shipley (District 11 - Nodaway/Adams Co.)

Iowa Agriculture Leaders

(announced Jan. 8, 2016)

Iowa Business Leaders

(announced Jan. 12, 2016)

Iowa Elected Officials Leadership Team

(announced Jan. 13, 2016)

Northwest Iowa County Leaders

(announced Jan. 5, 2016)

Buena Vista
Denny Weber
Carl Legore
Theresa Hildreth

Mayor Adam Schweers
Representative Brian Best

Adam Pitts

Rosamae Osterberg
Representative Megan Jones

Rosella Lally

Lisa Wagner
Representative John Wills
Ruth Pfeil


Austin Graff

Carol Miller
Laura Mulder
Philip Mulder
Councilman Scott Schneidermann


Lyle Bramley

Cecilia Gerstandt

Joan Schunk

Palo Alto

Carol Dupic

Tammy Lange


Elsie Moore

Caleb Hedeen

Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo
Maria Van't Hul

Carl Cleveland
Marla Cleveland
Gabriel Luse
Senator Rick Bertrand
Councilwoman Nicole Cleveland
J.R. Jungers
Stephanie Audino

Northeast Iowa County Leaders

(announced Jan. 9, 2016)

Lowell Engle
Michael Riege
Bev Riege
Malcolm Mitch

Black Hawk
Bradley Strouse
Marv Dillavou
Benjamin Arnold
Richard Broadie
Collin Brecher
Spenser Huffman
Peter Hohnstein
Deb Schark
Karissa Fullerton
Bill Davidson
Rita Kehoe
Justin Kehoe

Carolyn Eggers
Colleen Alexander
Zachary Schulz
Terri Cotter

Zach Boss

John Voss

Kathleen Rahlf
Dennis Litterer


David Kalkwarf


State Senator Dan Zumbach
Karen Wulfekuhle

David Kelley
Joan Lentz
David Cox
Matthew Giese
Gerald Flores
Timothy Marcus


Alexis Buhr

Yvonne Cheryl Schuster
Erwin H. Johnson

Genevieve Peterson
Neil Shaffer

Monica McHugh

Danielle Brazant


Roger Allen
Sydney Speltz
Brenda Hart
Kathleen Bean
Barbara Knight
Renee Scheuerlein
Robert Frederick
Wesley Kephart
Jeannette Vonvoltenburgh
Sue Frederick
Josh Donkle
Kevin Slaman
Jill Hagerman
Jayden Bisson

Avis Hanson

Tyler Mikesh

Southwest Iowa County Leaders

(announced Jan. 11, 2016)

Marilyn Ehrsam
David Agnew


Beth Willet

Joseph Hoye

Corey Becker

Gary Reed
Charles Lowry
Denise Lowry

Alice Lee


Bobbi Rohrberg
Ron Romine


Rebecca Sterbick

Mark Eilers

Naomi Leinen
Ted Hoff


Tracee Knapp

Virginia Johnson

Eddie Crum

Margaret Turk

Southeast Iowa County Leaders

(announced Jan. 12, 2016)

Richard Keilig


Bobby Kaufmann
Shirley Geadelmann
Douglas Reasner

Bob Carlson

Delorris Lanman

Des Moines
Merlin Vanzee
Susan Hart
Joanie Juvinall
George Juvinal
J. David Missavage
Carolyn Erts
Keith Erts

Paul Dennison
David Glavin
Carol Messer

Alice Walker

Meaghan Alvarez

Carissa Kaut
Lyndsie Schnoor
Meaghan O’Brien
Taylor Parker,
Luke Recker
Randall Jones
Gina Jochimsen
Janelle Smithson
Matt Judge
Lexi Wyrick


Dianee Conrad


Dave Bohenkamp
Denise Trejo

Eric Schultz

Emery Songer

Vaugh Faber
Kenneth Irwin
Mark Lerette
Alan Ostergren
Michelle Hutton
Robert Estabrook
Scott Natvig
Mike Miller

Tammy Kriegel
Annie Jensen

Todd Ashby
Jim Tansey
Jeff Heur
Wilda Smith
Kenny Guy
Tom Bush
Don Blough
Pete Bush
Scott Webster

Van Buren
Jessi Wilson

Nancy Menke
Terri Ohara

"Over 300 leaders representing 99 counties across Iowa" (announced Jan. 18, 2016)

Iowa pastors (announced Jan. 30, 2016)


Headquarters: 1750 Elm St. (the Brady Sullivan Tower), Manchester ...reported by Dan Tuohy on July 29, 2015

Senior Advisor for New Hampshire and the Northeast  Jim Merrill

(reported by The New York Times' Jonathan Martin on Feb. 9, 2015)  NH state director at The Bernstein Shur Group, the strategic consulting subsidiary of the Bernstein Shur law firm.  Managing director of Devine Strategies, March 2008-Jan. 2013; attorney at Devine Millimet & Branch, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2013.  Senior advisor/strategist on Romney's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Senior advisor on Ovide Lamontagne's 2010 campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.  Director of Romney's 2007-08 New Hampshire primary campaign, after  serving as chairman of Romney's The Commonwealth PAC NH in the 2006 cycle.  Member of the Devine Millimet Law firm from Aug. 2001 and served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Republican Party.  Prior to joining Devine Millimet, Merrill spent over two years on the staff of former New Hampshire Gov. Stephen E. Merrill.  New Hampshire field director for the successful 2000 general election campaign of George W. Bush and New Hampshire Grassroots Co-Chairman for President Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.  J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2001.  B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College, 1994.  twitter

State Director  Karl Beckstein

(from May 2015...reported by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on April 29, 2015)  Regional outreach manager for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, April 2013-April 2015.  National coalitions coordinator for the Romney for President campaign. overseeing youth outreach, May-Dec. 2012; earlier served as state director for Maine, Vermont and Delaware, Jan.-May 2012, and as a field staffer.  Managed Kurt Hayes' campaign for state rep. in Boxborough, April-Nov. 2010.  In the closing month of Scott Brown's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign he ran the Littleton field office.  B.A. in political science from Suffolk University in Boston, 2012.  Served as chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans.  From Boxborough, MA.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Elissa Voccola

(reported by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on August 19, 2015)  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, Feb.-May 2015.  Executive director of the Connecticut Republican Party, May 2013-Jan. 2015.  Colorado field director on Romney for President in the fall campaign; during the primaries served as the Romney campaign's Utah and Wyoming director, from Nov. 2011.  Political director at the Connecticut Republican Party, Aug.-Nov. 2011.  Field manager on Tim Pawlenty for President, May-Aug. 2011.  Legislative aide in the Connecticut House, Dec. 2010-May 2011.  Political director on Sam Caligiuri for Congress, June-Nov. 2010.  Field representative on Simmons for U.S. Senate, Nov. 2009-May 2010. Degree in political science, history, communications from Western Connecticut State University, 2010; earlier studied at Clarkson University.  twitter

Communications Director  Michael Zona

(reported by WMUR's John DiStaso on Jan. 7, 2016)  Came to the campaign from the NHGOP where he served as communications director from June 2015 and earlier deputy communications director and operations coordinator.

Field Representative  Celia Glassman

(Aug. 2015)  B.A. in public relations, applied communication and political science from University of North Florida, 2015; held numerous part-time positions and internships.

Field Staffer  Molly Kepner

(Aug. 2015)  Degree in politicial science from American University, 2015; held numerous internships.

Co-Chair  Gordon J. MacDonald

(reported by the Union Leader on May 19, 2015)  Commercial litigation partner at Nixon Peabody in Manchester.  One of three co-chairs of Mitt Romney's 2007-08 New Hampshire primary campaign.  McDonald has directed several statewide political campaigns in New Hampshire, and served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.  Before attending law school, MacDonald spent eight years on the staff of U.S. Sen. Gordon J. Humphrey (R-NH), serving as Humphrey's chief of staff and legislative director.  J.D. from Cornell University Law School; A.B. from Dartmouth College.  McDonald is author of New Hampshire Practice: Wiebusch on New Hampshire Civil Practice and Procedure, 4th edition.

Co-Chair  State Sen. Regina Birdsell (District 19 - Hampstead)

(reported by Union Leader's on May 19, 2015)  Elected to the Senate in 2014 after serving in the House from 2010-14.   Works as a high tech industry recruiter.  Served in the U.S. Coast Guard for ten years.  B.A. in management from Merrimack College.

Co-Chair  Cliff Hurst

(reported by WMUR on Sept. 21, 2015; Hurst was a co-chair for Scott Walker, but switched on Sept. 21 just before Walker dropped out)  Former vice chair of the NHRSC, and chaired the Manchester Republican Committee in 2004-05 and 2010.  Co-chair of Mike Huckabee's 2007-08 NH primary campaign.  Day job is sales consultant at Merrimack Street Volvo.  Founded Hurst deGraffenreid Wealth Management and served as Director of Human Resources at the Palazzi Corporation.  Senior vice president and COO of CEI Corporation from 1981-86.  Served as a civilian clergy in the military in Europe.  (Hurst's endorsement of Walker first reported by John DiStaso at NH Journal on March 17, 2015)

Co-Chair  Chris Wolfe

(reported by WMUR on Oct. 16, 2015)  Wolfe was a co-chair for Scott Walker until he dropped out.  Entrepreneur and longtime New Hampshire political activist.  President and CEO of MNR Technology, Inc., which designs and manufactures HMI systems and components.  Rockingham county chair on Mitt Romney's NH primary campaigns.  Chairman of the Derry GOP from 1996-2006.

Lt. Col. Mike Moffett, USMCR of Loudon
(May 14, 2015 Op-Ed in Primary Digest)

Shannon Bettencourt
of Salem
(reported June 30, 2015 by NH1's Paul Steinhauser)  Chairman of the Salem Budget Committee from March 2014.  Employee communications specialist at Iron Mountain in Boston since May 2015.  Previously communications business partner with BAE Systems in Nashua, March 2014-May 2015.  Executive recruiting for Phillips, Feb. 2013-March 2014; Media relations for the NH House of Representatives, Dec. 2010-Feb. 2013.  Media relations and campaign staffer, Sept. 2008-Nov. 2010.  Publicist for Eagle Publishing in Washington, DC, Oct. 2007-Sept. 2008.  Staff assistant in the U.S. Senate, Aug. 2006-Oct. 2007.  B.A. in broadcast journalism from University of Maine.

Judy Galluzzo
of Salem
(reported June 30, 2015 by NH1's Paul Steinhauser)  Previously served as Salem GOP chair for 10 years, as Rockingham County Chair for the Romney for President campaign and town chair for Sununu for Senate, Bass for Congress and Horn for Congress, while running a number of other races for locally elected officials. Served on the staff of Gov. John H. Sununu in the Governor’s Office.
(see: Bettencourt and Galluzo July 1, 2015 Op-Ed in Salem Patch)

Steve Lewis of Atkinson (reported June 30, 2015 by NH1's Paul Steinhauser)

Alec Koromilas of Dover
(reported Aug. 19, 2015 by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy)  Former state rep. and former Dover GOP chairman.

Franklin Mayor Ken Merrifield
(introduced Rubio at town hall in Laconia on Nov. 30, 2015)

John Stephen, 2010 Republican nominee for Governor
Brenda Willis, vice chairman of the Derry Cooperative School District
(announced Jan. 15, 2016)

New Hampshire Students for Rubio Leadership Team (announced Jan. 27, 2016)

New Hampshire Business Leaders for Rubio (announced Jan. 30, 2016)

GOP activist Susan Duprey (announced Feb. 3, 2016)

100 additional grassroots supporters (announced Feb. 5, 2016)

Former Gov. Craig Benson (announced Feb. 6, 2016)


Headquarters: 790 Huger St., Columbia  ...Rubio at grand opening on Nov. 11, 2015

Co-Chair  State Rep. Nathan Ballentine

(announced via Rubio tweet on June 16, 2015)  Represents District 71 (Chapin); elected an upset in 2004, defeating incumbent state Rep. Rick Quinn (R) in the June primary.  Vice president and branch manager at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Columbia.  B.S. from University of South Carolina, 1992.

Co-Chair  State Rep. Neal Collins

(announced via Rubio tweet on June 16, 2015)  Represents District 5 (Easley); elected in 2014.  Attorney.  J.D. from University of South Carolina School of Law, 2007; B.A. from Furman University, 2004.

State Director  Katie Baham Gainey

(reported by The State on April 25, 2015)  Vice president and director of campaigns and elections at First Tuesday Strategies, April 2012-March 2015.  Political director for the South Carolina House Republican Caucus, Sept. 2010-March 2012.  Campaign manager on Ken Ard for Lt. Governor, Aug. 2009-June 2010.  Political director for the South Carolina Republican Party, Aug. 2008-July 2009.  A regional field director on Romney for President, Dec. 2006-Feb. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Univesity of South Carolina-Columbia, 2005.  twitter

Political Director  DeLinda Ridings

(Aug. 2015)  Campaign manager on Matt Moore for SC GOP chairman, Jan.-July 2015.  Midlands director for the South Carolina Republican Party, Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Campaign manager on Sally Atwater for State Superintendent of Education, March-July 2014.  Campaign coordinator on Curtis Loftis for SC State Treasurer, June 2013-March 2014.  State field director for the South Carolina Republican Party, July 2012-June 2013.  Executive secretary to the SC GOP Executive Committee, June 2011-June 2013.  District 7 field director on Chad Prosser for Congress, Feb.-June 2012.  Midlands regional director on Newt 2012 presidential campaign, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Statewide field director on Jon Huntsman for President, June-Nov. 2011.  Statewide field director on Chad Connelly for SCGOP chairman, Jan.-May 2011.  B.A. in public affairs/political science from Columbia College in Columbia, SC, 1984.  twitter

Deputy State Director and Field Director  Sebastian Barron

(Sept. 2015)  Political and marketing intern with The Stoneridge Group in Alpharetta, GA.  Deployed field director on Lenny Curry for Mayor in Jacksonville, FL, March-May 2015.  Deputy campaign manager on Kelly Stewart for State House (GA), Jan.-Feb. 2015.  A regional field director for the Georgia Republican Party in the Cobb County Victory office, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2015.  B.S. in urban studies from Morehouse University, 2013.  Served in the U.S. Navy, 2003-11.

Lowcountry Field Representative and Digital Coordinator for Outreach  Andrew Fink
(Aug. 2015)  Senior at the College of Charleston.

South Carolina Religious Liberty Advisory Board (announced Jan. 22, 2016)

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) - District encompasses Greenville/Spartanburg; first elected Nov. 2010.  Solicitor on the Seventh Judicial Circuit, 2001-10.  Assistant U.S. attorney, 1994-2000.  Lawyer in private practice.  J.D. from University of South Carolina School of Law, 1989; B.A. from Baylor University, 1986.

Maj. Gen. Steve Siegfried, U.S. Army, ret. (announced Jan. 27, 2016)

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (announced Feb. 2, 2016)

South Carolina Women for Marco (announced Feb. 3, 2016)

Lowcountry endorsements - Sen. Larry Grooms, Charleston County School Board Chairman Cindy Bohn Coats, Dorchester County Councilman Jay Byars, Berkley County Councilman Josh Whitley, Charleston County School Board member Todd Garrett and Dorchester County School Board member Justin Farnsworth (announced Feb. 5, 2016)

South Carolina Veterans for Marco (announced Feb. 11, 2016)

Mayor of Greenville Knox White (announced Feb. 12, 2016)

Mayor of Myrtle Beach John Rhodes (announced Feb. 12, 2016)

Mayor of Easley Larry Bagwell (announced Feb. 14, 2016)

South Carolina Grassroots Leadership Team (announced Feb. 15, 2016)

Mayor of Aiken Rick Osbon and Mayor of Blythwood J. Michael Ross (announced Feb. 16, 2016)

Gov. Nikki Haley (announced Feb. 17, 2016)

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2) (reported Feb. 20, 2016)

Note: National campaign manager Terry Sullivan, senior political advisor Heath Thompson, and pollster Whit Ayres all have South Carolina experience and veteran South Carolina operative J. Warrent Tompkins heads the pro-Rubio super PAC.  See: Tim Alberta.  "His State to Lose."  National Journal.  May 23, 2015.


Headquarters: 9730 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 135, Las Vegas, NV 89147   ...Lt. Gov. Hutchison at grand opening Nov. 7, 2015

Chairman  Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison

(reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 6, 2016)  Elected Lieutenant Governor in 2014 (1, 2), defeating Lucy Flores (D).  Elected State Senator in 2012 representing District 6 (Summerlin, Desert Shores and Sun City).  Founder (1996) and partner at Hutchison & Steffen.  Practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Los Angeles.  J.D. from Brigham Young University, 1990; B.S. in business administration from UNLV, 1987.  Two year mission.  From Las Vegas.  twitter

Senior Political Advisor  Mike Slanker

(reported by The Washington Examiner's David M. Drucker on May 19, 2015)  Partner and founder of November Inc. in Las Vegas.  Political director of the NRSC  in the 2008 cycle under Sen. John Ensign.  From Salem, Ohio.  twitter

State Director  Jeremy Hughes

Joined November Inc. in Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2014 re-election and a consultant on Mark Hutchison's 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor.  Political director on U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's 2012 campaign.  Nevada state director on Gov. Rick Perry's campaign (announced Oct. 5, 2011).  Worked on Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves' campaign for Lt. Governor, Aug. 2011 primary.  In Fall 2010 served as treasurer for "Citizens for a Working America," a group active in the SC District 5 U.S. House race (reported by HuffPo's Sam Stein).  Political director on Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's U.S. Senate campaign in the May 2010 primary election.  Campaign manager for Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis.  Managed managed Jack Ditty’s campaign in the Aug. 25, 2009 state senate special election in northeastern Kentucky.  Staffer of the Northern Kentucky Republican Victory Office.  Executive director of Freedom Vote, an Ohio-based non-profit, focusing on voter turnout efforts in the state.  Graduate of Morehead State University.  Kentucky native. twitter

Southern Nevada Director  Trey Rosser

(Oct. 2015)  Field representative on Sandoval for Governor, May 2013-Nov. 2014.  M.P.A. in federalism (2012) and bachelor's degree in political science and government (201) from Morehead State University.

Northern Nevada Director  Joe Tuzzolino

(Aug. 2015)  Director of grassroots (April-Aug. 2015) and field director (Oct. 2013-April 2015) at Americans for Prosperity.  B.A. in strategic communications from University of Nevada-Reno, 2014.

Rick Harrison (May 22, 2015 on Fox and Friends >)  Co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and star of the History Channel's Pawn Stars

Former Gov. Bob List

(reported Oct. 4, 2015)  List had served as state chairman for Gov. Scott Walker's campaign (announced Aug. 11, 2015) before he withdrew.  Senior partner at Kolesar & Leatham.  Governor of Nevada from 1979-83.  Attorney General of Nevada, 1971-79.  District Attorney of Carson City, 1966-70.  RNC committeeman for Nevada and chairman of the RNC Budget Committee during the 2011-12 cycle.  J.D. and LL.D. degrees from University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1962; B.S. degree from Utah State University.

Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson
(District 20, Henderson)
(reported Oct. 12, 2015)  Roberson was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.  He is an attorney with the law firm of Kolesar & Leatham and a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for Congress in the 3rd CD.  He moved to Nevada in 2000.  J.D. from University of Kansas Law School (1996) and undergraduate degree in political science from University of Kansas (1993).  twitter

State Sen. Patricia Farley (District 8, Las Vegas)

State Sen. Ben Kleckhefer (District 16, portions of Reno) (reported Sept. 10, 2015)

State Sen. Joe Hardy (District 12, Boulder City) (reported Nov. 5, 2015)

Assemblyman Derek Armstrong (District 21, Las Vegas)

Assemblyman Erv Nelson (District 5, Las Vegas)

Assemblyman Stephen H. Silberkraus (District 29, Henderson) (Oct. 13, 2015 facebook post)

Assemblyman Glenn Trowbridge (District 37, Las Vegas

Former NLV Mayor Shari Buck (Rubio Aug. 18, 2015 tweet)

Elko Commissioner Demar Dahl (reported Oct. 20, 2015)

Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berbigler

Sondra Hillery, chairwoman of the Churchill County Republican Party

Mendy Elliott

Fernando Romero

Assemblyman David Gardner (announced Feb. 4, 2016...switch from Jeb Bush)

Washoe County Commissioner Bob Lucey (announced Feb. 8, 2016...switch from Jeb Bush)

Rural Nevada Leaders (announced Feb. 16, 2016)

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) (announced Feb. 21, 2016...backed Jeb Bush until he withdrew)

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (NV) (announced Feb. 21, 2016...backed Jeb Bush until he withdrew)

U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy (NV-4) (announced Feb. 22, 2016)

(Jan. 11, 2016 press release announcing chairs in all 50 states)
Team Marco by State


Headquarters:  1616 2nd Ave S., Suite 104, Birmingham, AL 35233    ...grand opening Feb. 18, 2016

Co-Chair  State Rep. Will Ainsworth

(Oct. 30, 2015)  Elected in 2014; represents House District 27 (Marshall, Blount and DeKalb Counties).  He and his brother own and operate Dream Ranch hunting and fishing lodge in Guntersville; also founder of the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo.  Degree in marketing from Auburn University.  twitter

Co-Chair  Sen. Bill Armistead

(Oct. 30, 2015)  Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party from Feb. 2011-Feb. 2015. Candidate for lieutenant governor in 2002.  Elected State Senator for District 14 which includes Shelby, Chilton and Bibb counties, in 1994 and served to 2003.  Chief economic advisor for Governor Guy Hunt, 1988-93.  Vice President at McDonnell Douglas and Hanna Steel.  Worked his way up to senior vice president of Saunders Leasing System in Birmingham.  twitter

Alabama Leadership Team (announced Jan. 28, 2016)


Chairman  Art Hackney

(Rubio Aug. 14, 2015 tweet)  Owner and CEO at Hackney & Hackney, Inc., a corporate and political communications firm in Anchorage, from June 2004.


Chairman  Attorney General Mark Brnovich

(reported by the Arizona Republic on Sept. 28, 2015)  Elected Nov. 2014.  Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, 2009-Sept. 2013.  Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Senior director (lobbyist) at Corrections Corporation of America, 2005-07.  Director of the Goldwater Institute's Center for Constitutional Government, 2003-05.  Worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, 1998-2003.  Prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, 1992-98.  J.D. from University of San Diego, 1991; B.S. in political science from Arizona State University, 1988.  Grew up in Phoenix.  twitter

Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (announced Jan. 26, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-5) (announced Feb. 4, 2016)
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (announced Feb. 22, 2016)


Chairman  State Sen. Bart Hester

(reported by the AP on Oct. 19, 2015)  Represents District 1 (Benton Co.); elected in 2012.  Real estate/contractor at Pinnacle International Realty Group from 2005.  B.S. in business management from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, 2001.

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin (AR)
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1)

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3)
(announced Feb. 3, 2016...Griffin and Womack had backed Huckabee)

Arkansas Leadership Team (announced Feb. 16, 2016)

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (announced Feb. 22, 2016)


State Senator Jeff Stone
First elected in Nov. 2014; represents District 28, Southwest Riverside County to the border.  Previously served three terms on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, elected in 2004, '08 and '12.  Served three terms on the Temecula City Council.  Owner of Innovative Compounding Pharmacy.

State Senator Jim Nielsen
Elected in Jan. 2013; represents District 4 which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.  Farmer and rancher from Gerber.  Previously served as an Assemblyman in the 2nd District, elected Nov. 2008.  Chairman of the California board of Prison Terms, 1990-2007.  Served in the Senate, first elected in 1978, including Republican Leader, 1983-87. 

State Senator Patricia Bates

Elected Nov. 2014; represents District 36, from Encinitas in San Diego County to Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County.  Elected Orange County Supervisor in 2006.  Elected to the State Assembly in 1998.  Served as the first Mayor of Laguna Nigel.  Background as a Los Angeles County social worker.

State Senator Andy Vidak

Elected in July 2013 special election; represents District 14, Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties.  Ran for Congress in 2010, narrowly losing to incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Costa (D).  Farmer and rancher from Hanford; grows cherries and raises cattle.  Earlier worked in the produce industry for a number of farming and packing operations

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen
Elected in Nov. 2010, represents District 12, parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties; elected Assembly Minority Leader in 2012.  Worked as the assistant vice president for communications & public affairs at California State University, Stanislaus; served on the Modesto City Council from 2005-10.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Elected in Feb. 2014 special election.  Served as the District 2 City Councilmember for more than seven years, including as Council President Pro Tem.  Previously worked in public affairs for more than a decade; executive at NCG Porter Novelli.

Assemblyman Scott Wilk Santa Clarita

Elected in 2012; represents District 38, Simi Valley, NW San Fernando Valley, and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.  Appointed to the Santa Clarita College District Board of Trustees in Aug. 2006, and re-elected in 2007 and 2011.  Worked as a small business owner.

(co-chairs reported by the L.A. Times on Jan. 8, 2016)


U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CD-1) (reported Nov. 18, 2015) >
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (CD-49) (reported Nov. 30, 2015) >


Chairman  Josh Penry

(reported by the Denver Post on Aug. 19, 2015)  Senior vice president at EIS Solutions.  Served one term in the state Senate, elected in 2006 representing Grand Junction and served as Minority Leader.  Campaign manager on Jane Norton for U.S. Senate in 2010.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor but ended campaign in late 2009, ceding to McInnis.  Served one term in the Colorado House, elected in 2004.  Press secretary and earlier aide to U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis (CO).  Graduate of Mesa State College, 1998.  Colorado native, now resides in Denver. 

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (announced Nov. 2, 2015 on FOX News)
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (announced Dec. 18, 2015) >


Chairman  Jerry Labriola

(reported by the Connecticut Post on July 28, 2015)  Labriola, who served as chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party from June 2011-June 2015, endorsed Rubio in a May 19, 2015 tweet.  Partner in the firm of Labriola & Labriola, LLC of Naugatuck with his brother, State Rep.David Labriola.  Republican nominee for Congress in the 3rd CD in 2010.  Served as Naugatuck Town Attorney from 1989-91.  J.D. from Catholic University of America Law School; B.A. degree from Gettysburg College in 1979.  Born and raised in Naugatuck and resides in Wallingford.  twitter


Scott Weaver

Senior public policy advisor at Wiley Rein; co-leader of the public policy practice.  Vice president of government and political affairs for the Airports Council International-North America, 2007-09.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris, 2005-07.  Policy advisor to U.S. Rep. John Sullivan, 2003-05.  Legislative representative and PAC manager for the NAHB, 2002-03.  Legislative associate at Stateside Associates, 2002.  B.A. from University of South Carolina.

Joe Wall

Experience includes vice president of government affairs at Goldman Sachs; joined their lobbying team in 2010.  Senior director of federal government affairs at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.  Aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.  Assistant national field director for Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.  Floor assistant to Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) during the 109th Congress; started Jan. 2005.  Staff assistant at the NRCC in Fall 2004.  B.A. in political science from Wayne State College (Nebraska), 2004.  Nebraska native.


Chairman  Sen. Greg Lavelle

(reported by Delaware State News on Dec. 31, 2015)  Elected to the Delaware State Senate from the 4th District in 2012; serves as Minorty Whip.  First elected to the Delaware House of Representatives from the 11th District in 2000.   Managing director of a successful financial services business.  Master's degreee in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania; bachelor's degree in finance and economics from the University of Delaware.


7575 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 
...opened Feb. 28, 2016

1602 Oakfield Dr., Suite 109, Brandon, FL 33511
2438 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224
1001 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
...all three to open evening of March 3, 2016

Co-Chair  U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney

(reported by the Miami Herald on June 20, 2015)  Elected to the U.S. House in Nov. 2008, represents the CD-17 (Ok.  Attorney in private practice.  CEO of "The Children's Place at Home Safe."  An Assistant Attorney Aeneral in Florida.  Served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.  J.D. from University of Miami School of Law; Master's degree from University of Florida; B.A. in English literature.  Grew up in Palm Beach Gardens. >

Co-Chair  Former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner

(reported by the Miami Herald on June 20, 2015)  Candidate for Congress in CD-22, losing to Lois Frankel in the Nov. 2012 general election; candidate for U.S. Senate from 2011-Feb. 1, 2012.  Served in the Florida House representing District 87 (parts of Palm Beach and Broward Cos.) from 2002-10.  J.D. from Florida State University, 1995; bachelor's degree from University of Maryland, 1991.

Florida Campaign Leadership

(reported by the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 12, 2015)

Regional Chairs
North Florida  Scott Ross
Central Florida  Ben Newman, Kim Carroll and Luis Hernandez
Tampa Bay  Debbie Cox-Roush

and leaders in all 67 counties

expands Florida Leadership Team (announced Jan. 21, 2016)

More endorsements (following Jeb Bush withdrawal)
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) (announced Feb. 22, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) (announced Feb. 22, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26)
Former U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart

over 80 current and former elected officials (announced Feb. 26, 2016)

Students for Rubio  Chair  Elizabeth Bradford
Junior in political science and international affairs at Florida State University.  Originally from Lithia, FL.

South Florida Political and Finance Coordinator  Frances Hassun

(June 2015)  Associate at Floridian Partners, Jan. 2014-May 2015.  Legislative correspondent (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012) and intern (Aug.-Dec. 2010) to Sen. Rubio.  Master's degree in international administration from University of Miami, 2014; undergraduate degree in political science from The George Washington University, 2010.


Headquarters:  100 Galleria Parkway. Suite 980. Atlanta, GA 30339   ...opened evening of Feb. 22, 2016

Chairman  U.S. Rep. Austin Scott

Represents GA-8, Tifton...Central and South Central Georgia. (reported Sept. 21, 2015)

(reported by the AJC on Sept. 20, 2015) > 
State Legislators
Sen. P.K. Martin (Lawrenceville)
Rep. Geoff Duncan (Cumming)
Rep. Chuck Efstration
Rep. Buzz Brockway
Rep. Trey Kelley
Rep. Bert Reeves

and, on Sept. 22, after Walker withdrew
Sen. Judson Hill (Cobb)

(reported by RedState on Nov. 10, 2015)
House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City)
State Rep, Bill Werkheiser (R-Glennville)
State Rep. Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock)
State Rep. Brian Strickland (R-McDonough)
State Rep. Mike Dudgeon (R-Cumming)
Chuck Clay, former GAGOP Chairman, State Senator and Cobb County Commissioner
Sandy Springs City Councilman Gabriel Sterling
Gwinnett County Commissioner Jace Brooks
Loganville City Councilman Rey Martinez
Kennesaw City Councilwoman Cris Eaton-Welsh
Hampton City Councilman Zakery Daniel

Georgia Leadership Team (announced Jan. 13, 2016)

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3) (announced Feb. 4, 2016)

Expanded Georgia Leadership Team (announced Feb. 8, 2016)

GOP activist Alec Poitevint (announced Feb. 12, 2016)

U.S. Rep.Tom Graves (GA-14) (reported by the AJC on Feb. 29, 2016)

State Director  Karl Beckstein

Served as state director on Rubio's NH primary campaign from May 2015-Feb. 2016.  Regional outreach manager for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, April 2013-April 2015.  National coalitions coordinator for the Romney for President campaign. overseeing youth outreach, May-Dec. 2012; earlier served as state director for Maine, Vermont and Delaware, Jan.-May 2012, and as a field staffer.  Managed Kurt Hayes' campaign for state rep. in Boxborough, April-Nov. 2010.  In the closing month of Scott Brown's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign he ran the Littleton field office.  B.A. in political science from Suffolk University in Boston, 2012.  Served as chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans.  From Boxborough, MA.  twitter


Chairman  Erin Kealoha Fale

(Rubio Sept. 1, 2015 tweet)  Account executive with Communications Pacific.  Hawaii vice chair of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.  Office manager to Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson from Dec. 2010.  Communications director for the Hawaii Republican Paryt July 2009-Dec. 2010.

also on leadership team:
Dr. Brad Burton
Dylan Nonaka

Endorsements (announced March 7, 2016)
Richard Lee Fale, Former State Representative
Barbara Marumoto, Former State Representative & Minority Leader
Ben Azman, Maui County Supporter
Lei Fagan, Republican Party leader in Maui County
Phillip Hellreich, Republican Party leader in Honolulu County, former Jeb Bush State Leadership
Bob Hickling, Republican Party leader in Kauai County
Jame Schaedel, Longtime Hawaii Republican Party leader
Michael Simenstad, Maui County Supporter
Renee Simenstad, Maui County Supporter


Chairman  Controller Brandon D. Woolf

(reported on Sept. 30, 2015)  Appointed temporary acting State Controller in 2012, confirmed in Jan. 2013, elected to a full term in Nov. 2014.  Woolf started as an intern in the Controller's Office in 1997 and worked his way up as a training specialist in the office's Division of Statewide Payroll, bureau chief, division administrator over Statewide Payroll, deputy chief of staff, and chief of staff.  M.B.A. from Boise State University (2006); B.A. in political science from Utah State University.  Two-year church mission in Antwerp, Belgium.   twitter

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (announced Nov. 4, 2015)


Chairman  State Sen. Michael Connelly

(reported by the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 5, 2015)  Elected to the Senate in 2012, representing the 21st District.  He previously served two terms in the House, first elected in 2008; on the DuPage County Board, elected in 200; and as a Lisle village trustee.  Connelly is an attorney from Lisle, in private practice for over 20 years. J.D. from the John Marshall Law School,1989; undergraduate degree from Loyola University,1986.  Born in Chicago and raised in LaGrange.  

Co-Chair  U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood

(reported on Oct. 14, 2015)  Represents the 18th CD, Peoria; elected in a special election in Sept. 2015.  Served in the Illinois State Senate, 2011-15.  U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, 2001-05.  Prosecutor in Tazewell County, IL, 1999-2001.  Prosecutor in Cook County, IL, 1997-99.  Worked for U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis (CA), 1990-94.  J.D. from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., 1997; B.A. from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, 1990.

Supporter  Kenneth Griffin
(reported by The New York Times on Dec. 9, 201) "billionaire hedge fund manager"

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) (announced Feb. 22, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) (announced Feb. 24, 2016 on FOX News...had backed former Gov. Jeb Bush until he withdrew)


Co-Chair  State Rep. Cindy Ziemke

(reported on Nov. 23, 2015)  Represents District 55 (portions of Rush, Fayette, Franklin, Decatur and Ripley; district is midway between Indianapolis and Cincinnati); first elected in Nov. 2012.  Unsuccessful candidate in District 67 in 2010.  Owns the Brau Haus Restaurant in Oldenburg.  Grew up on family farm in Hamburg.   twitter

Co-Chair  State Sen. Carlin Yoder

(reported on Nov. 23, 2015)  Represents District 12 (portions of Elkhart and Kosciusko Cos.); first elected 2008.  Leadership trainer with Lippert Components, Inc. and owner of Danceworks Academy.  Previously district director to U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN).  M.B.A. from Grace College; B.A. from Indiana University in South Bend.  twitter

Co-Chair  Tom John

(reported on Nov. 23, 2015)  Partner at Ice Miller from Feb. 2008.  Marion County GOP Chairman, Feb. 2007-Dec. 2010.  Partner at John, Lewis and Wilkins LLP, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2008.  Attorney at Resolution Law Group, 2003-05.  Associate attorney at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, 1997-2003.  Campaign manager on Todd Rokita for Sec. of State, 2002.  J.D. from Ohio Northern University, 1994; B.A. in political science and government from Purdue, 1991. twitter


U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4, centered on Lafayette ) (reported by The Hill on Oct. 5, 2015) >
U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon
(IN-8, SW tip of Indiana) (reported by the Courier Press on Dec. 9, 2015) >
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats
(announced Feb. 22, 2016)


Co-Chair  Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce

(Nov. 17, 2015 Facebook post and reported by the Kansas City Star)  Represents the 34th District (Hutchinson); first elected in 2004.  Communications director to House Majority Leader Clay Aurand.  Assistant District Attorney in Reno County, KS.  J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law; B.A. from Fort Hays State University.

Co-Chair  State Rep. Erin Davis

(reported by the Kansas City Star Nov. 17, 2015)  Represents the 15th House District (Olathe); first elected to the Kansas House in a Jan. 2014 special election.  Attorney, focusing on family law and criminal defense.  J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law, Dec. 2013.  Bachelor’s degree in management and human relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, 2008.  Attended Johnson County Community College part-time and worked at a local bank full-time. 

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (KS-4) (reported Nov. 6, 2015) >
Gov. Sam Brownback
(announced Feb. 15, 2016)
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts
(announced Feb. 18, 2016)
Treasurer Ron Estes (announced Feb. 29, 2016)


Chair  Former U.S. Rep Anne Northup

(reported Nov. 6, 2015)  Commissioner at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission from Aug. 2009-Oct. 2012.  Represented the 3rd CD (Louisville area) for five terms, elected in 1996 and defeated in 2006 and in 2008.   Served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, first elected in 1987.

Kentucky Leadership Team (announced Feb. 8, 2016)

More Conservative Leaders (announced Feb. 17, 2016)


Chairman  Sen. Mack “Bodi” White

(announced Jan. 11, 2016)  Previously served as a state rep. from 2004-12.  Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, 1978.

Expanded Louisiana Leadership Team (announced Feb. 8, 2016)


Chairman  Republican House Minority Leader Ken Fredette

(reported by Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2015)  Practicing attorney from Newport.  Elected in 2010 to represent District 24, after several unsuccessful runs for the legislature; elected House Republican Leader in Nov. 2012.  M.P.A. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, 2010; J.D. from University of Maine School of Law, 1994; B.S. in accounting from Univrsity of Maine at Machias, 1987.  twitter

Maine Leaders (announced Feb. 26, 2016)


Co-Chair  Del. Christian J. Miele

(reported Nov. 30, 2015)  Represents Legislative District 8, northeastern Baltimore County; elected Nov. 2014.  J.D. from Emory University School of Law, 2014; B.S. in political science (2004) and professional studies (2008) from Towson University.  twitter

Co-Chair  Former Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman

(reported Nov. 30, 2015)  Appointed County Executive in Feb. 2013 and served to Dec. 2014.  CEO of the Economic Development Authority in Howard County, March 2011-Feb. 2013.  Entrepreneur in residence at Springboard Enterprises, Jan. 2003-Oct. 2008.  President and CEO of Matrics, 1999-2001.  Vice president for sales and corporate development at CAIS Internet, 1997-99.  Manager of large accounts at Digex, 1996-97.  M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland, 2000.  twitter

Full Slate of Delegates (announced Feb. 9, 2016)


Massachusetts Leadership Team 

(announced on Aug. 31, 2015)
State Sen. Ryan C. Fattman (Webster) - elected to the State Senate in 2014; previously served two terms in the House.

State Sen. Vinny deMacedo
(Plymouth) - elected to the Senate in 2014; previously served in the House, first elected in 1998.

State Sen. Richard J. Ross
(Wrentham) - assistant minority leader; elected to the Senate in a May 2010 special election; previously a member of the House.

State Rep. Keiko Orrall
(Lakeville) - first elected in Sept. 20, 2011 special election.

State Rep. Shawn Dooley
(Norfolk) - first elected in Jan. 7, 2014 special election.

former Mass. Republican Party chairman Bob Maginn

Chairman and CEO of Jenzabar, an enterprise software company.  Served one term as chairman of the Mass. Republiican Party, elected Dec. 2011.  Senior partner and director (1983-2001) at Bain & Company,  Republican nominee for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts in 1998.  M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, 1983; Master of Liberal Arts in government from Harvard University; B.S. in business sdministration from the University of Dayton.

More Massachusetts Leaders (announced Feb. 26, 2016)


Co-Chair  U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga

(endorsement reported by the Detroit News on Dec. 1, 2015)  Represents MI-2, Zeeland.

Co-Chair  U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar

(endorsement tweeted by Rubio Sept. 24, 2015)  Represents MI-4, Central Michigan.

(reported by the Detroit News on Dec. 1, 2015) >
John Rakolta Jr. - CEO of Walbridge construction company
Phillip Fisher
- venture capitalist and philanthropist
Mark Davidoff - Deloitte LLP executive
Joey Agree - Bloomfield Hills real estate investor

Consultant  Lori Wertz

(reported July 17, 2015)  Principal at WWP Strategies.  Wertz was a senior advisor/consultant on Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 campaigns.  Partner at the Sterling Corporation, 1998-2008.  A chief of staff in the Michigan Senate, 1991-98.   Worked at the RNC.  Worked for Pat Robertson in 1986, ran his 1988 campaign in Michigan and worked on the regional level.

U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek (MI-1) (announced Feb. 18, 2016)

Michigan Leadership Team (announced Feb. 19, 2016)

State Sen. Mike Shirkey - had been chairman of Ben Carson's campaign in Michigan (announced Mar. 3, 2016)


Headquarters:  13774 Riemer Dr., Maple Grove, MN  55311 opened Feb. 18, 2016

Chairman  Jeff Johnson

(reported by Star Tribune on July 29, 2015)  Republican nominee for Governor in 2014 obtaining 44.5% of the vote.  Hennepin County Commissioner, first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012; and president and founder of Midwest Employment Resources.  Candidate for Attorney General in 2006.  Served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2000-06.   Worked for Cargill, Inc.  J.D. from Georgetown Law School, 1992; undergraduate degree from Concordia College, 1989.  twitter

Minnesota Leadership Team
(announced Jan. 19, 2016)

More Endorsements
U.S. Rep. John Kline (MN-2) (announced Feb. 5, 2016)

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (reported by the Star Tribune on Feb. 20, 2016; had backed Jeb Bush until he withdrew)

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (announced Feb. 22, 2016)

U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3) (announced Feb. 22, 2016)

Former U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (reported by AP on Feb. 27, 2016)

Minnesota Legislative Leadership Team (announced Feb. 29, 2016)

Justin Arnold

Matt Horihan

Zach Mulder


Chairman  Arnie Hederman

(reported on Oct. 27, 2015)  Partner at the Clearwater Group, LLC.  Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party Feb. 2011-Jan. 2012.  President of Hederman Group, a political consulting and government relations firm, 2008-11.  Executive director of the Mississippi Republican Party; director of Haley's PAC, 2004-08.  Deputy campaign manager on Haley Barbour's 2003 campaign for governor of Mississippi.  Political director on Mike Parker for Governor, 1999.  Political director at the Mississippi Republican Party, 1997-98.  Mississippi director on Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996.  Executive director of the political education and training division of the RNC, 1993-96.  Political director of the Mississippi Republican Party, 1991-93.  twitter


RNC Committeeman Henry Barbour (reported by the Clarion-Ledger on Feb. 23, 2016)
Former U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering
(reported by the Clarion-Ledger on Feb. 24, 2016)


Chairman  House Speaker Todd Richardson

(Rubio Oct. 6, 2015 tweet)  Elected Speaker in May 2015, age 38.  First elected to the Missouri House in Nov. 2010; represents District 152, resident of Popular Bluf. J.D. (2007) and B.A. in political communication (2004) from the University of Memphis. Son of fomer Minority Leader Mark Richardson. twitter

(reported Nov. 20, 2016) >
Co-Chair  Senate President Ron Richard

National Southeast Chair  State Rep. Caleb Jones

Justin Alferman
Jay Barnes
Jason Chipman
Mike Cierpiot
Shamed Dogan
Tony R. Dugger
Lyndall Fraker
Donna Lichtennegger
Rebecca Roeber
Caleb Rowden
Dan Shaul

More Endorsements
U.S. Rep. Jason T. Smith (MO-8, Salem) (reported Oct. 22, 2015) >
Former Governor and U.S. Sen. Kit Bond (announced Mar. 4, 2016)


Chairman  Mark Baker

(reported Aug. 3, 2015)  Managing partner in the law firm of Anderson, Baker & Swanson, PLLC in Helena since 1999, and of counsel to Mercury Public Affairs from Jan. 2014.  Of counsel to Denny Miller Associates, 1999-2013.  Member of the National Finance Committees for the Romney for President campaigns in 2008 and 2012.  Longtime staffer to U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns starting in 1989 including as state director and later as legislative director and counsel and chaired his 2006 campaign; took leave to serve as executive director of the Montana Republican Party in 1991-92.  J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law; undergraduate degree from Boston University.

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (announced Nov. 3, 2015)


Chairman  Carlos Castillo

(Rubio Aug. 13, 2015 tweet)  Director of Administrative Services and Advisor to Gov. Heineman from Jan. 2007.  Directed Heineman's campaign for governor, June 2005-Jan. 2007.  Election Commissioner in Douglas County, 2003-05.  B.S. from University of Nebraska at Omaha.

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (announced Feb. 8, 2016)


Co-Chair  Fernando Alonso

Practicing attorney and senior lecturer in business at Farleigh Dickinson University.  Chairman of the Bergen County Republican Hispanic Association.  Republican nominee for state Senate in District 38 in 2013; candidate for the Republican nomination for the General Assembly in District 38 in 2011.  J.D. from Penn State University, 1983; B.A. in history from the College of the Holy Cross, 1980.  Oradell (Bergen County).

Co-Chair  Carlos Rendo

Funding shareholder in the law firm of Mulkay and Rendo, P.C. in North Bergen.  Mayor (at time of announcement mayor-elect) of Woodcliff Lake (Bergen County).  Born in Sagua LaGrande, Cuba; immigrated to the U.S. with his parents in 1966.  twitter

Co-Chair  Thomas Basta

Attorney at Fox Rothschild LLP from Aug. 2011.  Attorney at DiFrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin, Kunzman, Davis & Lehrer P.C., Sept. 2006-Aug. 2011.  J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, 2005; B.B.A. from James Madison University, 2001.  From Madison (Morris County).

Co-Chair  Michael Thulen Jr.

Building Inspector in Lakewood Township, NJ.  Point Pleasant Boro Councilman (Ocean County).  COO of, June 2011-June 2012.  Licensed financial specialist at Wells Fargo Bank, Dec. 2006-April 2011.  Worked as a loan officer.  Bachelor's degree in economics from Montclair State University, 2002.

(NJ co-chairs reported Dec. 18, 2015)


Chairman  State Rep. Monica Youngblood

(reported Dec. 22, 2015)  Represents District 68; first elected in Nov 2012.  Realtor in the Albuquerque metro area.  Native New Mexican, raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley.  twitter

Gov. Susana Martinez (announced Mar. 3, 2016)


Chairman  Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

(reported Nov. 10, 2015)  Represents District 64 (parts of Staten Island and a bit of Brooklyn); first elected Nov. 2010.  Public affairs manager for Con Edison.  Community liaison for Gov. George Pataki, 2004-06.  Community liaison for state Sen. John Marchi, 2003-04.  M.B.A. from Wagner College; B.A. in communications from Seton Hall University.

U.S. Rep. Peter King (announced Feb. 23, 2016)


Co-Chair  Rep. Jason Saine

(Rubio Oct. 2, 2015 tweet)  Represents District 97 (Lincoln Co.)  Appointed in Aug. 2011 and first elected in 2012.  "Public relations and social media manager."  B.S. from Columbia Southern University, 2012; B.A. from University of North Carolina Charlotte, 1995.  twitter

Co-Chair  Sen. Andrew Brock

Political consultant at Brock Communications from May 2004.  Campaign manager and political consultant for several state-wide and local political campaigns including for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. Regional manager for Citizens for a Sound Economy, 2001.  Worked for the Republican Party of North Carolina in various capacities.  Campaign manager on Bill Cobey's campaign for chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party.  Worked on U.S. Sen. Lauch Faircloth's re-election campaign.  Degree in economics and political science from Western Carolina University, 1998.  Lifelong resident of Davis Co.  twitter

North Carolina Legislative Leadership Team:
(announced Jan. 7, 2016)
Sen. Jim Davis
Sen. Jeff Tarte 
Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, Speaker Pro Tem, Wake County
Rep. Mike Hager, Majority Leader
Rep. John Bell, Majority Whip, Wayne County 
Rep. John Bradford, Mecklenburg County
Rep. Rob Bryan, Mecklenburg County 
Rep. Josh Dobson, McDowell County
Rep. Pat McElraft, Carteret County
Rep. Steve Ross, Alamance County

Art Pope

(reported by the News & Observer on Dec. 10, 2015)  CEO and chairman of Variety Wholesalers since 2006; started at the firm in 1986 as general counsel; and chairman and president of the John William Pope Foundation.  Founding chairman of the John Locke Foundation.  Served a couple of stints in the North Carolina House of Representatives.

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (announced Feb. 22, 2016)


State Sen. Jonathan Casper

Attorney in Fargo.  Represents District 27.  J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, 2009; B.A. in political science from Saint John's University, 2006.

State Sen. Jessica Unruh

From Beulah.  Represents District 33.   Environmental specialist for Coteau Properties Company Freedom Mine.  B.S. degrees in natural resources management and economics from North Dakota State University, 2006.  Born and raised on a ranch north of Dodge, ND.


State Treasurer Josh Mandel

Op-Ed in The Daily Caller "Marco Rubio: The Commander in Chief We Need." May 13, 2015.


Volunteer Office:  636 NE 41st Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105   ...opened Feb. 27, 2016

Chairman  Sen. David Holt 

(Rubio Sept. 2, 2015 tweet)  Elected in 2010, and returned unopposed in 2014; represents District 30, Northwest Oklahoma City area.  Managing director of investor relations at Hall Capital since 2014.  Chief of staff to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, 2006-10.  Worked for Sen. Jim Inhofe and for Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin.  Oklahoma’s coordinator on President Bush's re-election in 2004.  Worked two years in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.  Aide to Speaker Dennis Hastert.  J.D. from Oklahoma City University; B.A. from The George Washington University.  Born and raised in Oklahoma City.

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (OK-2, Muskogee) (announced Nov. 20, 2015)
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (reported Jan. 9, 2016) >
Former Gov. Frank Keating (announced Feb. 23, 2016)
Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green (announced Feb. 28, 2016)
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (announced Feb. 29, 2016)


Chairman  Former State Rep. Shawn Lindsay

(reported by The Oregonian on Aug. 3, 2015)  Served as Mitt Romney's chairman in 2012.  Business and intellectual property attorney at Harris Berne Christensen LLP.  Represented Hilsboro for one term, 2010-12; defeated in re-election bid.  Attorney at Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, P.C. in Portland.  J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, 2001; B.A. from Brigham Young University, 1997.  twitter


"Leading Efforts"  Chris Bravacos

(announced via Rubio tweet on June 17, 2015)  President and CEO of Bravo Group, Inc. since Jan. 1999.  Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs to Gov. Tom Ridge, Jan. 1995-Jan. 1999.  Executive director (Jan. 1992-Jan. 1995) and communications and political director (June 1990-Dec. 1991) at the Republican Party of Pennsylvania.  Congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Richard T. Schulze (PA), Aug. 1988-June 1990.  Congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Clarence E. Miller (OH), Feb.-Aug. 1988.  Double major in print journalism and political science from American University, 1987.  twitter

House Speaker Mike Turzai - District 28, North Hills of Allegheny Co.; first elected in 2001 special election; elected Speaker Jan. 2015.
(reported by the Trib on Oct. 16, 2015)

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (announced Feb. 3, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-5) (announced Feb. 4, 2016)


Former Gov. Luis Fortuño
Jenniffer Gonzalez, Minority Leader of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives
Zoraida Fonalledas, RNC national committeewoman
Jose Carrion, Republican fundraiser​
(announced Feb. 23, 2016)


Chairman  Gary Sasse

(reported by the Providence Journal on July 21, 2015)  Founding director (2010) of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University.  A director of the RI Department of Administration, appointed by Gov. Carcieri in 2009; director of the RI Department of Revenue, appointed by Gov. Carcieri in 2008.  Executive director of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), 1977-2007.  Assistant chief administrative officer and deputy director of finance and administration for Memphis, TN, from 1974-77.  Director of Tennessee’s Office of Urban and Federal Affairs and a member of the governor's staff from 1972-74.  Master's degree in public administration from the University of Missouri; bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.  twitter

Steering Committee

- Matthew Fabisch, former executive director for the Rhode Island GOP, Smithfield
- Liana Ferreira Fenton, school board member, Middletown Republican Town Committee
- Dr. Scott Kilmaj, Scituate Republican Town Committee
- Randall Jackvony, former Cranston City Council member

Rhode Island Leadership Team (announced Feb. 5, 2016)


Chairman  Former Sen. Bob Gray

(reported Dec. 18, 2016)  Financial planner at Reinke Gray Wealth Management and lobbyist at GSC Strategies in Pierre.  Chair of the state party from 2009-10.  Served eight years in the state Senate, elected in 2004 and term-limited in 2012.  advisor and spokesperson for Attorney General Mark Barnett, 1994-2002.  Graduate of the University of South Dakota.

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem

(reported Nov. 6, 2015 >)  Elected to Congress in Nov. 2010.  Elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2006 and re-elected in 2008.  Part owner of the Racota Valley Ranch near Castlewood.


Chairman  former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp

(announced via Rubio tweet on June 30, 2015)  Consultant in the energy, defense, and transportation sectors at Zach Wamp Consulting.  Candidate for governor in 2010, finishing second in the Aug. 10 primary.  Represented Tennessee’s 3rd CD in Congress from 1995-2011.  Narrowly lost bid for Congress in 1992.  Commercial and industrial real estate broker.  National sales supervisor for Olan Mills, a photography company.  Attended UNC Chapel Hill and University of Tennessee at Knoxville, but no degree.  twitter

Gov. Bill Haslam
(announced Feb. 25, 2016)  Elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.  Mayor of Knoxville, 2003-Jan. 2011.  Consultant at Saks Fifth Avenue and earlier CEO of the e-commerce and cataloging division at Saks.  Worked at Pilot Corp, founded by his father, becoming president.  Graduate of Emory University.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander

(announced Feb. 28, 2016)


Co-Chair  State Rep. James Frank

Represents District 69 (Wichita Falls), first elected in Nov. 2012.  CEO of Sharp Iron Group in Wichita Falls; bought BW Fabricators in 2000.  Worked in banking in Fort Worth and Wichita Falls for 11 years.  Degree in finance from Texas A&M University.

Co-Chair  State Rep. Larry Gonzales

Represents District 52 (Round Rock/Williamson County), first elected in Nov. 2010.  Owner of a graphic design and communications company. Served as assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations for the Texas State University System (TSUS).  Worked as senior staff for members of the Texas House, the Lt. Governor and Attorney General. M.P.A. from Texas State University, 2013; B.A. in government from University of Texas at Austin, 1993.

Co-Chair  Former Rep. Linda Harper-Brown

President of H & H Bookkeeping from July 1990.  Represented District 105 from 2003-15.  Served on the Irving City Council, 1997-2002.

Co-Chair  Former Rep. Martha Wong

Feng Shui consultant and speaker.  Represented District 134 (Houston), 2003-07.  Previously served three terms on the Houston City Council, first elected in 1993.  Master's degree and doctorate from University of Houston; bachelor's degree from University of Texas.

(initial TX co-chairs announced Jan. 6, 2016) and...

Co-Chair  State Rep. Jason Isaac

Represents District 45, Blanco and Hays Cos. (suburban Austin), first elected in 2010.  Transportation consultant.

Texas Leadership Team (announced Feb. 2, 2016)

Additions to Texas Leadership Team (announced Feb. 11, 2016)

More Additions to Texas Leadership Team (announced Feb. 25, 2016)

Texans for Rubio


Co-Chair  U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart

(reported by The Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 27, 2015)  Represents Utah's 2nd CD; first elected in 2012.  President and CEO of the Shipley Group, consulting on energy and the environment.  Served for fourteen years as a pilot in the Air Force, 1984-1998, flying both rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber; he holds three world speed records, including the world’s record for the fastest non-stop flight around the world.  B.S. in economics from Utah State University, 1984.  Author of 17 books.

Co-Chair  House Speaker Greg Hughes

(reported by The Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 27, 2015)  Represents District 51 (Draper); first elected in 2002.  Property manager and developer.

Co-Chair  former Utah Republican Chairman Stan Lockhart

(reported by The Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 27, 2015)  Government affairs coordinator (lobbyist) for Micron Technology.  Chairman of the Utah Republican Party 2007-09 and has also chaired the Utah County Republican Party.  Prior to Micron Lockhart was a computer solutions consultant.  Served on the Provo City Council for four years and was its chairman in 2002.  B.A. in business management and Spanish from Brigham Young University  twitter

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (10/18/15 Cox tweet)
U.S. Rep. Mia Love (UT-4) (announced Oct. 19, 2015)
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (UT-1) (announced Dec. 22, 2015) >
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) (announced Jan. 8, 2016)
U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (announced Feb. 22, 2016; had supported Jeb Bush until he withdrew)


Chairman  Skip Vallee

(reported by WCAX on July 24, 2015)  Founder (1989), chairman and CEO of R. L. Vallee, Inc., a Vermont-based energy company that includes the "Maplefields" convenience store chain.  U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic, 2005-07.  Member of the RNC from 1999-2004.  Staff assistant of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Education.  A regional campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Robert T. Stafford in 1982.  M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, 1986; B.A. degreee in biology from Williams College, 1982.

More Vermont Leaders (announced Feb. 26, 2016)


Office:  932 Laskin Road, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA   ...opened Feb. 24, 2016

Chairman  Del. Tim Hugo

(reported on Sept. 4, 2015)   Represents District 40 in Northern Virginia and is the Republic Majority Caucus Chair; first elected in 2002.  Executive director of the Free File Alliance (FFA), which provides free filing for federal income tax return to low and moderate income citizens. Previously psident of CapNet.   Chief of staff to the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; legislative director to U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn (WA).  Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs during the Administration of President George H.W. Bush.  B.A. from the College of William and Mary, 1986.  Lifelong Virginian.  twitter

House Majority Leader Kirk Cox

State Sen. Bryce Reeves

Del. Kathy Byron

Jim Beamer
- lobbyist at Dominion.
Chris Nolen - currenty a partner at McGuireWoods in Richmond.

(announced Dec. 11, 2015 along with more than 60 additional endorsements)

also endorsing:
U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell (VA-2, Virginia Beach) (reported on Dec. 11, 2015) >

U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA-10, No. VA) (reported on Dec. 16, 2015) >

Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Allen (announced Jan. 14, 2016)

more support (announced Feb. 3, 2016)

Virginia Students for Marco Leadership (announced Feb. 25, 2016)

State Director  Jordan Wiggins

Field director on Rubio's Iowa caucus campaign.  Experience includes political assistant at American Crossroads and office manager/volunteer and intern coordinator on Romney for President in Virginia in 2012.  twitter


Chairman  Dan Brady

(Rubio Aug. 10, 2015 tweet)  Attorney at Dan Brady Law from July 2013.  COO on Friends of Rob McKenna, 2012.  Executive director of the Washington State Republican Party, 2009-11.  Press secretary on Cathy McMorris for Congress, 2004.  Staffer to U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton, 1991-96.  J.D. from Seattle University School of Lwa, 2002; B.A. degrees in economics and political science from University of Washington.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)

(announced Nov. 23, 2015)

State Rep. Drew MacEwen (District 35-Position 2, Union) (Rubio Oct. 5, 2015 tweet) - First elected Nov. 2012.  President of Falcon Financial, Inc., a financial service firm he founded and owner of Smoking Mo’s restaurant in Shelton, and Corner Coffee and Café in Bremerton.


Chairman  Del. Danny Hamrick

(endorsement reported Aug. 24; position as chair Sept. 21, 2015 tweet)  Represents District 48, Clarksburg; first elected to the House of Delegates in Nov. 2012 after unsuccessful campaigns in 2006, 2008 and 2010.  Office manager for Allstate from July 2014.  CSA for QuickFlight Aviation Services, July 2012-July 2014.  Community representative for Ayusa, May 2012-Jan. 2014.  CSA for Colgan Air, July 2011-Aug. 2012.  CSR at Verizon, July 2008-Aug. 2009.  Account executive at Wolf Summit Communications, March 2007-July 2008.  twitter

Co-Chair  House Majority Leader Daryl Cowles

(reported Nov. 30, 2015)  Represents District 58, Berkeley Springs.


Co-Chairman  Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Rochester)

(Oct. 9, 2015 Vos campaign press release)

Co-Chairwoman  Sen. Leah Vukmir (Wauwatosa)

(reported Oct. 23, 2015; had backed Walker until he ended his campaign) >

more Oct. 9, 2015 endorsements...
Assembly Majority Leader, Rep. Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna)
Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva)
Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette)
Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha)
Rep. John Jagler (R-Watertown)
Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake)
Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay)
Rep. Scott Krug (R-Nekoosa)
Rep. Mike Kuglitsch (R-New Berlin)
Rep. Bob Kulp (R-Stratford)
Rep. John Macco (R-Ledgeview)
Rep. Dave Murphy (R-Greenville)
Rep. Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah)
Rep. Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin)
Rep. David Steffen (R-Green Bay)
Rep. Paul Tittl (R-Manitowoc)
Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City)
Rep. Tyler Vorpagel (R-Plymouth)
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy

(reported on Oct. 21, 2015)  Represents the 7th CD, Northwestern Wisconsin; first elected in Nov. 2010.  Acting assistant district attorney and district attorney in Ashland County, Wisconsin, 2002-10.  Prosecutor in Ashland County.  Attorney in private practice.  B.A. from St. Mary’s College in Winona, MN, 1994; J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN, 1999.


Chairman  State Rep. Tim Stubson

(reported as chair by the Casper Star Tribune on Aug. 15, 2015; first reported helping Rubio by the Casper Star Tribune on June 22, 2015)  Represents District 56 (Natrona Co); appointed fo fill the seat in Jan. 2008, and is House Speaker Pro Tem in 2015-16.  Announced Nov. 12 2015 he is running for Congress.  Partner in the Casper Commercial Department at Crowley Fleck since 2011; previously at Brown, Drew & Masse, LLP for 13 years.  J.D. (1997) and B.A. 1993) in international studies from University of Wyoming..  twitter

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Chief of Staff  Alberto Martinez

(announced April 11, 2014)  Deputy chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office from Jan. 2013.  Senior advisor to Rubio’s Reclaim America PAC and from Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2012 to Romney's campaign in Florida.  Senior advisor to Rubio's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2012.  Principal and owner of Paladin Public Affairs consulting in Tallahassee, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2012.  Chief of staff to Florida House Majority Whip (Nov. 2008-Sept. 2009) and communications director in the Florida House Majority Office (Nov. 2008-Nov. 2008).  Spokesman on Tom Gallagher's 2006 campaign for governor.  Florida communications director for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004.  Deputy speechwriter for Gov. Jeb Bush.  Miami native.  twitter

Deputy Chief of Staff  Todd Reid

(announced April 11, 2014)  Rubio’s state director from Jan. 2011.  Reid previously served as deputy chief of staff to Florida House of Representatives Speaker Dean Cannon.  Prior to that, for four years, he was director of the Florida House Majority Office where he managed floor activities and coordinated communications on behalf of the Florida House's Republican majority.  He has also served as communications director for the Florida House and with the Florida Department of Financial Services.  Reid has also worked for the Office of the Governor of Virginia, the Republican Party of Virginia and as a regional director for the RNC.  twitter

Communications Director  Alex Burgos

(announced Jan. 4, 2011 as director of media affairs)  Communications director on Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, June 2009-Dec. 2010.  Senior communications manager at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 2008-May 2009.  Director of specialty media on Romney for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  Deputy press secretary at the NRCC, 2003-06.  B.S., M.A. in marketing and international business from University of Florida.  Miami native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Brooke Sammon  to campaign in mid-Aug. 2015

(March 2015)  Deputy press secretary to Sen. Rubio from Jan. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Media affairs on Romney for President, May-Nov. 2012.  Press secretary to Chief deputy whip U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (IL), Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA), Nov. 2010-Sept. 2011.  Public relations associate at Dana Perino & Company, Oct. 2009-Nov. 2010.  English teacher for SABIS in Dubai, UAE, Aug. 2008-July 2009.  B.A. in international studies, business law from Miami University, 2008.  twitter

Director of Scheduling and Executive Assistant  Bexie Nobles

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Nobles previously served in the Washington office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), as well as director of operations for her 2010 primary campaign for governor.   Senior traveling aide and advisor to Sarah Palin on McCain-Palin 2008.  Operations/advance on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  International conference and event planner for Alcon Laboratories, 2005-07.  Advance rep. on Bush-Cheney '04.  Event coordinator at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 2002-04.  Event coordinator for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, 2000-02.  Bachelor's degree in hospitality administration from Stephen F. Austin State University, 2000.

Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor  Jamie Fly

Legislative Director  Sarah Decker

(Dec. 2014)  Started with Rubio in Jan. 2013; has worked on Capitol Hill since 2006.  M.S. and B.S. degrees in public policy from Georgia Tech, 2005.

Administrative Director  Theresa Young

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Continues as administrative director,served in the same role under former U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez (R-FL) and George LeMieux (R-FL).  Prior to this, she served in the office of the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms.

General Counsel  Leonard Collins

(announced Jan. 4, 2011)  Collins previously served as a senior attorney in the Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of the General Counsel. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Parliamentarian of the Florida House of Representatives. In this position, he assisted the presiding officer and members of the House with the application of the state constitution, the rules of the House, and parliamentary authority to legislative proceedings. Prior to his House service, he worked as an attorney in private practice, and as an assistant state attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami.  J.D.  from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center; B.A. in political science and international relations from Florida International University.  Raised in Miami.