updated November 14, 2007
FRIENDS OF FRED THOMPSON,
Headquarters: 2002 Greenwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Joined Enwright Consulting Group
in June 2007. Executive director of the Republican Party of Florida,
Feb. 2005-June 2006. 72-Hour director on Florida Victory 2004.
Served in Gov. Jeb Bush's administration as a chief policy analyst for
health and human services. Held a number of positions in the Florida
Legislature, including staff director for the House Health Care Regulation
|Lead Advisor/In-State Consultant
Has worked at the Enwright Consulting
Group for the past four years specializing in legislative campaigns and
issue advocacy. Worked on the Redistricting Committee of the Florida
House of Representatives from 1997-2002, starting as an analyst and working
up to staff director. Started his political career working as a staffer
for House campaigns at the Republican Party of Florida during the 1996
President of Brandi Brown Events,
a Tallahassee-based wedding and event planning company. Election
Day coordinator (and early vote) on Florida Victory 2004. Served
in Gov. Jeb Bush's office as director of external affairs and as deputy
chief of staff at the Agency for Health Care Administration. Worked
on Jeb Bush's 1998 gubernatorial campaign.
Most recently served as a speechwriter
for Gov. Charlie Crist. Worked as a press aide for the Republican
Party of Florida and the Crist Transition Team.
Recently relocated to Florida
from Columbus, Ohio. Experience includes work as a legislative aide
for a member of the Ohio Senate and as a governmental consultant for a
state trade association and later for a non-profit organization.
|Field Operations and Volunteer
- Formed Orlando-based Opinion Management Group in Jan. 2001 and has served
as a lead strategic consultant for many municipal, state and national elections,
non-profit organizations and corporations. Managed Jane Amero's 2000
campaign for Congress in Maine. State director on Lamar Alexander's
1999-2000 New Hampshire primary campaign. Worked on Jeb Bush's 1998
campaign for governor in Florida. Worked on Bill Zeliff's 1996 campaign
for governor in New Hampshire.
and South Florida
Carlos Curbelo, Danny
Lopez and Roy Schultheis - Managing partners of the Coral
Gables-based Capitol Gains consulting firm, will be leading Senator Thompson's
efforts in South Florida and among the Hispanic communities throughout
the state. Curbelo and Lopez coordinated Charlie Crist's gubernatorial
campaign in South Florida in 2006, and have worked with Representatives
Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart. They will advise the campaign on media strategy
and issues of significance to Florida's Hispanic population. (In
January 2007 Curbelo and Lopez had signed on with McCain).
- A recent graduate of Florida State University. Has worked in Gov.
Jeb Bush's Appointment Office, the State Board of Administration, and as
a manager in a local construction and engineering firm.
Veterans for Fred Thompson
(announced Nov. 6, 2007)
Colonel Clay Ford (State Representative),
Sergeant Garrett Richter (State Representative),
Aviation Ordnance Man, 2nd Class Larry
Cretul (State Representative), Co-Chair
Students for Fred State Leadership Team(announced
Nov. 14, 2007)
Matthew Farrar, Florida State University
Christina Cupani, University of South
Bryan Griffin, University of Florida
Patrick Stauffer, University of Central
Charles Fombrun, University of Miami
Jess Lanza, Stetson University
Brandon Lind, University of West Florida
Ozzie Mutz, University of Florida
Jason Fischer, Barry University of Law
Jami Rapisarda, University of West Florida
Melissa Rapisarda, University of West
Jared Granger, University of West Florida
U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam (FL-12) (June
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioner
Natacha Seijas (Oct. 24, 2007)
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioner
Joe Martinez (Oct. 24, 2007)
(reported by Robert Novak on
July 14, 2007; officially announced Aug. 8, 2007) Principal of Enwright
Consulting Group in Tallahassee, Florida; as a consultant Enwright has
been the RNC's regional political director for Florida since 2001.
Previously he served as executive director of the Florida Republican Party.
Senior advisor to President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns; also
a senior advisor to the re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in
2002. Executive director of the Iowa Republican Party, 1989-92.
Missouri campaign director on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign.
Political director of the Missouri Republican Party, 1985-86.
|National Political Director
(start Aug. 17, 2007; initially
seen as Florida communications director) Came to the campaign from
his position as communications director of the Florida Republican Party.
Press secretary to Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH). A regional press person
for Bush-Cheney '04. Worked at TNSMI/Campaign Media Analysis Group
from 2001-04. Graduate of James Madison University with a degree
in international affairs.
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