competely updated March 17, 2016)
April 13, 2015.
"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
(March 2012) Previously deputy chief of staff in
Rubio's Senate office, March 2011-Dec. 2012. Managing partner at
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
Deputy Campaign Manager Rich Beeson
on Rubio's team by the Washington
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
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
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
Senior Advisor Marc Short
(reported by Politico's
1995-98. Director of
the Virginia finance committee for the Oliver North for
U.S. Senate campaign. Master’s degree from the Darden Graduate
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
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.
Analyst at Targeted Victory from Dec.
manager on Romney for President, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. double
major in communications and political science from Emmanuel College,
Director of Faith Outreach Eric Teetsel
(from Nov. 9, 2015) Executive director of the
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
Senior Political Advisor for Midwest Chip Englander
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Director of Content Patrick Brennan
Digital Grassroots Director Cabot Phillips
(July 2015) Campus correspondent for Campus
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,
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
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
Senior counselor to the Deputy Secretary at HHS,
2008. A health policy adviser to Bush-Cheney ’04. Ph.D.
A.M. in political science (2004), and
government (1999), all from Harvard University. twitter
Finance Director Anna Rogers
(reported by CNN on Jan. 23, 2015..."would serve as
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
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
Deputy Finance Director Eli Miller
(June 2015) Senior regional development officer
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,
Finance Coordinator Rebecca Wasserstein
(May 2015) Scheduler and office manager to U.S.
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
Winning the Future, 2008. Finance director on Fred Thompson’s
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.
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
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
Victory, March 2014-May 2015. B.A. in strategic communications
and B.A. in Spanish from The Ohio State University, 2013.
Owner/president of Huckaby Davis Lisker Inc., a DC
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
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
Veterans for Marco National Leadership Team
Noteworthy Endorsements include:
- 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,
Former Sen. Rick
Santorum - Santorum ended his own campaign and announced endorsement Feb. 3,
Former Gov. Bobby
Jindal - Jindal ended his own campaign on Nov. 17 (announced Feb. 5, 2016)
Actor Donnie Wahlberg
(announced Feb. 21, 2016)
207 N.E. Delaware Ave., Suite
...open 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,
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,
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
Campaign field representative for the National Rifle Association,
July-Dec. 2011. twitter
Experience includes field director in Cedar Rapids 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
Iowa Business Leaders
Jan. 12, 2016)
Iowa Elected Officials Leadership Team
(announced Jan. 13,
(announced Jan. 5, 2016)
Mayor Adam Schweers
Representative Brian Best
Representative Megan Jones
Representative John Wills
Councilman Scott Schneidermann
Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo
Maria Van't Hul
Senator Rick Bertrand
Councilwoman Nicole Cleveland
(announced Jan. 9, 2016)
State Senator Dan Zumbach
Yvonne Cheryl Schuster
Erwin H. Johnson
(announced Jan. 11, 2016)
(announced Jan. 12, 2016)
J. David Missavage
"Over 300 leaders representing 99 counties across Iowa" (announced Jan. 18, 2016)
Iowa pastors (announced Jan. 30, 2016)
Manchester ...reported by
Dan Tuohy on July 29, 2015
Senior Advisor for New Hampshire and the
Northeast Jim Merrill
(reported by The New
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
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
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
office. B.A. in political science from Suffolk University in
Served as chairman of the
Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans. From Boxborough,
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
Field Representative Celia Glassman
(Aug. 2015) B.A. in public relations, applied
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
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
(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
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
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
activist. President and CEO of MNR Technology, Inc., which
manufactures HMI systems and components. Rockingham county chair
on Mitt Romney's NH primary campaigns. Chairman of the Derry GOP
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)
(reported Aug. 19, 2015 by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy) Former state rep. and former Dover GOP chairman.
Franklin Mayor Ken
(introduced Rubio at town hall in Laconia on Nov. 30, 2015)
2010 Republican nominee for Governor
Brenda Willis, vice chairman of the Derry Cooperative School District
(announced Jan. 15, 2016)
Students for Rubio Leadership Team (announced Jan. 27, 2016)
Business Leaders for Rubio (announced
Jan. 30, 2016)
GOP activist Susan
Duprey (announced Feb. 3,
100 additional grassroots supporters (announced Feb. 5, 2016)
Former Gov. Craig
Benson (announced Feb. 6,
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,
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
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,
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
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,
Representative and Digital
Coordinator for Outreach Andrew Fink
(Aug. 2015) Senior at the College of Charleston.
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,
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)
Carolina Veterans for Marco (announced
Mayor of Greenville
Knox White (announced Feb.
Mayor of Myrtle Beach
John Rhodes (announced Feb.
Mayor of Easley Larry
Bagwell (announced Feb. 14,
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)
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)
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
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,
State Sen. Joe Hardy (District
Assemblyman Derek Armstrong (District 21, Las Vegas)
Assemblyman Erv Nelson
(District 5, Las Vegas)
Silberkraus (District 29, Henderson) (Oct. 13, 2015 facebook
Trowbridge (District 37, Las Vegas
Former NLV Mayor Shari Buck (Rubio Aug. 18, 2015 tweet)
Demar Dahl (reported Oct. 20, 2015)
Washoe County Commissioner
Sondra Hillery, chairwoman
of the Churchill County Republican Party
Assemblyman David Gardner (announced Feb. 4, 2016...switch from Jeb Bush)
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.
(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
(Oct. 30, 2015)
Elected in 2014; represents House District 27
(Marshall, Blount and DeKalb Counties). He and his brother own
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
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)
(Rubio Aug. 14,
2015 tweet) Owner and CEO at Hackney
Inc., a corporate and political communications firm
in Anchorage, from June 2004.
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
State Sen. Bart Hester
(reported by the AP on Oct.
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
Tem. Previously worked
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)
(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.
(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
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.
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
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
Wayne State College (Nebraska), 2004. Nebraska native.
(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,
2438 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224
1001 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
...all three to open evening of March 3, 2016
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
Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner
(reported by the Miami
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)
North Florida Scott Ross
Central Florida Ben Newman, Kim Carroll and Luis Hernandez
Tampa Bay Debbie Cox-Roush
and leaders in all 67
Leadership Team (announced
Jan. 21, 2016)
More endorsements (following
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)
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,
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.
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) >
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
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
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
(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
Controller Brandon D. Woolf
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (announced Nov. 4, 2015)
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
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,
(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
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,
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
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
Co-Chair State Rep. Erin Davis
(reported by the Kansas
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
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.
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.
Team (announced Feb. 8, 2016)
Leaders (announced Feb. 17,
Chairman Sen. Mack “Bodi” White
(announced Jan. 11, 2016) Previously served as a
state rep. from
2004-12. Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, 1978.
Leadership Team (announced
Feb. 8, 2016)
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
Co-Chair Former Anne Arundel County
Executive Laura Neuman
Full Slate of
Delegates (announced Feb. 9,
Massachusetts Leadership Team
(announced on Aug.
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
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)
Co-Chair U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar
(endorsement tweeted by Rubio Sept. 24, 2015)
(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
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)
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 ...office opened Feb. 18, 2016
Chairman Jeff Johnson
(reported by Star
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
(announced Jan. 19, 2016)
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)
Leadership Team (announced
Feb. 29, 2016)
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
(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
Co-Chair Senate President Ron Richard
National Southeast Chair State Rep. Caleb Jones
Tony R. Dugger
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
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (announced Nov. 3, 2015)
(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)
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).
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
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).
Building Inspector in Lakewood Township, NJ.
Point Pleasant Boro Councilman (Ocean County). COO of Parlor.fm,
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)
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)
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)
(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
Political consultant at Brock Communications from May
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
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
(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,
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
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)
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
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
- Matthew Fabisch,
- Liana Ferreira Fenton, school board member, Middletown Republican Town Committee
- Dr. Scott Kilmaj, Scituate Republican Town Committee
- Randall Jackvony, former Cranston City Council member
Leadership Team (announced
Feb. 5, 2016)
Chairman Former Sen. Bob Gray
(reported Dec. 18, 2016) Financial planner at
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.
former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp
Rubio tweet on June 30, 2015) Consultant in the energy,
defense, and transportation sectors at Zach Wamp Consulting.
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,
Co-Chair State Rep. James Frank
Represents District 69 (Wichita Falls), first elected
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
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
District 105 from 2003-15. Served on the Irving City Council,
Co-Chair Former Rep. Martha Wong
Feng Shui consultant and speaker. Represented
(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
(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)
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
other key people in Rubio-land
> Senate Office
Chief of Staff Alberto Martinez
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.
advisor to Rubio's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate, Sept. 2009-Dec.
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
for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign in 2004.
Deputy speechwriter for Gov. Jeb Bush. Miami
Deputy Chief of Staff Todd Reid
April 11, 2014) Rubio’s
state director from Jan. 2011. Reid previously served as deputy
staff to Florida House of Representatives Speaker Dean Cannon.
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
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
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
(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
(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
Legislative Director Sarah Decker
(Dec. 2014) Started with Rubio in Jan. 2013; has
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.