FEC leadership PAC filed with the in
Aug. 2, 2011.
Rubio Victory Committee FEC joint committee filed with the on March 28, 2011.
Marco Rubio for Senate FEC 2016 re-election committee.
updated April 2, 2015)
(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
Communications Alex Conant
(reported moving 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
Political/Field Rich Beeson
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
National Finance Director 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.
(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.
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
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.
DC Steering Committee
(about two dozen people)1
Alexander Bolton. "Rubio cranks up money machine." The Hill, May 6, 2013.
David M. Drucker. "Marco Rubio quietly sets stage for a 2016 campaign." Washington Examiner, May 5, 2014.
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.
Senior Advisor 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.
PAC not yet formed.
Likely Director Warren Tompkins
(reported by the New
on March 19, 2015) Principal at First
Tuesday Strategies. Alantic region chair for the Bush-Cheney ’04
campaign. Advisor to U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint in his successful 2004
bid for U.S. Senate. general consultant to Lindsey Graham in his
successful 2002 bid fpr U.S. Senate. Chief strategist for George W.
Bush’s 2000 South Carolina presidential primary. Started a
political consulting practice, in 1991; this became Tompkins,
& Associates, Strategist for the 1988 Bush
presidential campaign. Tompkins helped elect U.S. Rep. Carroll
Campbell governor in 1986 and served as Campbell's chief of staff,
supervising a staff of more than 230 people and budgets totaling more
than $91 million. Executive director of the South Carolina
Republican Party starting in 1981. Executive director of both South
Carolina Reagan-Bush campaigns (1980 and 1984), the first at age
28. Statewide coordinator of special events and volunteer
on Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1978 campaign. First campaign was a 1974
Big Financial Backer Norman Braman
Post's Ed O'Keefe
and Matea Gold reported on March 5, 2015 that Braman could "put as much
as $10 million into a pro-Rubio super PAC) Billionaire chairman
Management, "an umbrella company for his automotive businesses
encompassing 23 franchises in Florida and Colorado;" started in the
auto business buying a
Cadillac dealership in Tampa, FL in 1972. Former owner of the
Philadelphia Eagles football team; became sole owner in 1986 and sold
the team in 1994. President and CEO of Philadelphia
Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics. Founded Keystone Stores, a chain
in central Pennsylvania. Worked in marketing and sales for
Seagram's Distributors. Degree in business administration from
other key people in Rubio-land
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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 chief
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
(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.
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.
Senior Advisor to Reclaim America PAC
Cesar Conda ...to Nov. 2014,
returned to Navigators Global
(announced April 11, 2014; continued as part-time advisor in the Senate office) Previously chief of staff in Rubio's Senate office from Jan. 2011. Earlier Conda was a policy advisor on Rubio's campaign and helped with his transition including staffing. A senior economic advisor to Romney's Commonwealth PAC and his 2008 presidential campaign from late 2006. Principal at DC Navigators. Senior fellow at FreedomWorks. Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief advisor on domestic and economic policy issues and headed the OVP domestic policy staff, Jan. 2001-2003. Administrative assistant and legislative director for U.S. Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI). Policy advisor on the 1996 Dole-Kemp presidential campaign. Executive director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, 1994-95. Minority staff director of the Senate Committee on Small Business, 1991-93. Legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Robert W. Kasten, Jr. (R-WI). Analyst. B.A. in economics from the College of William & Mary, 1983.
Deputy Chief of Staff in Senate Office
Sally Canfield ...to Dec. 7, 2014,
left for position at the pharmaceutical company AbbVie
(announced on Jan. 4, 2011 as Chief Policy Advisor and Legislative Director) Senior director for policy at Sanofi-Aventis US. A senior program officer in the Global Health Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, June 2008-May 2010. Policy director at Romney for President, April 2006-Feb. 2008. Assistant for policy to Speaker Dennis Hastert, Sept. 2004-April 2006. Deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, March 2003-Sept. 2004; director of policy and plans in the Office of Homeland Security at the White House, Sept. 2001-March 2003. Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, 2001. Domestic policy advisor on George W. Bush's presidential campaign from June 1999-Dec. 2000. Worked for U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery and earlier for U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry. Government relations representative for Caremark International in Chicago. Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Grew up in suburban Chicago. twitter