Rudy Giuliani-Organization, Florida
revised March 28, 2008

[Filed papers with New York State on Nov. 10, 2006 and with the FEC on Nov. 20, 2006]

Headquarters: Winter Park in the Orlando area    ...State Chairman Bill McCollum and National Campaign Manager Michael DuHaime officially opened Aug. 15, 2007
Chairman Attorney General Bill McCollum
(announced on April 4, 2007)  Elected Attorney General in 2006.  Partner with the Baker & Hostetler LLP law firm.  Ran for U.S. Senate a second time in 2004 but lost the primary to Mel Martinez.  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2000, losing to Bill Nelson by 51 to 46 percent.  Served in Congress for twenty years, representing the Orlando area; retired in 2001.  Retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander in 1992, after serving 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.  Private practice in Orlando.  Active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969-72.  Bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida.
Senior Advisor for Florida Karen Unger
(announced by the exploratory committee on Feb. 23, 2007)  Managed Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2002 re-election campaign (announced July 2001).  Assistant to Bush chief of staff Kathleen Shanahan and earlier served as director of external affairs and as director of appointments for Bush.  Field director for Broward and Palm Beach Counties on Bush’s 1998 campaign.  Campaign manager for Congressman E. Clay Shaw 1996 re-election campaign; Shaw’s finance director for his 1994 campaign.
Senior Counselor Jon Sale
(announced June 25, 2007)  A prominent Florida attorney.  Former federal prosecutor.  Sale is also a former professor of Nova Southeastern Law School of Ft. Lauderdale and a current adjunct professor at St. Thomas University Law School in Miami Gardens, Florida.  Graduate of New York University Law School.
Director of Field Operations Kathryn Staczek
(started May 2007; announced July 11, 2007)  Prior to joining the campaign Staczek worked on a citizen campaign to support a commuter rail stop in Winter Park and the Scott Plakon for FL House 39 kickoff event.  Deputy field director on California Victory '06, helping to re-elect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Media coordinator for the U.S. House Republican Conference, Feb. 2005-May 2006.  Worked at the NRCC as an intern, a political staff assistant, and in major donor relations.  Master's in political management from The George Washington University, 2005.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2003.

Field Representatives

Northeast Florida Florida W. Kyle Rouse
(announced July 11, 2007)  Rouse has worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and as a field coordinator in Tallahassee for the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign.  He also worked as the political director of the Florida Chapter of the College Republican National Committee.  B.S. from Florida State University.
Central Florida Jeremy Collins
(announced July 11, 2007)  Experience includes the transition team for current Florida Governor Charlie Crist and the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign.
West Florida Heather Weintrobe
(announced July 11, 2007) Hillsborough County communications chair for Charlie Crist's successful 2006 campaign for Governor; volunteer coordinator for Julie Brown's City Council campaign in Tampa.
Southeast Florida Leah Chambliss
(announced July 11, 2007)  Experience includes director of grassroots operations for U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw's 2006 campaign and treasurer of the College Republicans of Florida.  Undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Southwest Florida Daphnie Ricobene
(announced July 11, 2007)  Ricobene has managed and helped run a variety of campaigns and ballot initiatives, including West Palm Beach City Commissioner Jeri Muoio's campaign and the campaign of Florida State Senator Burt Saunders.
Miami-Dade County J.C. Flores
(announced June 21, 2007)  Flores most recently served as special assistant to Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio and worked for a variety of private corporations including Quantum Results and Winton Dingwell Partners, Inc, both in Miami. Flores is a graduate of Florida International University.
Media Julio G Rebull, Jr.
(announced Nov. 2, 2007)  Founder and Principal of Rise Strategies, Inc., a Florida-based communications-counseling and public affairs firm.  Prior to founding Rise Strategies, Rebull was Managing Director and Florida Market Leader for the global communications firm Burson-Marsteller.  Formerly, he was Executive Vice President of the Florida Marlins and served on the team’s Management Committee.

The Florida Steering Committee  (announced July 24, 2007)
Chairman Attorney General Bill McCollum
(announced on April 4, 2007)  Elected Attorney General in 2006.  Partner with the Baker & Hostetler LLP law firm.  Ran for U.S. Senate a second time in 2004 but lost the primary to Mel Martinez.  Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2000, losing to Bill Nelson by 51 to 46 percent.  Served in Congress for twenty years, representing the Orlando area; retired in 2001.  Retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander in 1992, after serving 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps.  Private practice in Orlando.  Active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969-72.  Bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida.
State Co-Chair Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina
(announced July 13, 2007; also named as a National Co-Chair of Mayors for Rudy)  A thirty year resident of the city of Hialeah, Robaina was elected Mayor of Hialeah in 2005. Previously he served on the City Council, including as president of the Council from 2000-05.

Regional Chairs
Central Florida Chair Bill Donegan

Northeast Florida Chair Richard Clark, Jacksonville City Councilman

Panhandle Chair Charlie Clary

Southeast Florida Chair Ed Pozzouli

West Florida Chair Paul Sharff

Miami-Dade Co-Chairs Esteban Bovo, Hialeah City Council President 
Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade Commissioner
Rebeca Sosa, Miami-Dade Commissioner

Grassroots Chairs
Jerry Buchanan, Miriam Cajiga, Maria de la Millera

Communications Chairs
Representative Rich Glorioso, Representative Julio Robaina

Florida Business Leaders for Rudy (announced Aug. 28, 2007)
State Co-Chairs:
Thomas DeRita, Jr. - Chief Executive Officer, Resource Group, Palm Beach Gardens
Debbie Jallad - President/Owner, Accredited Bond Agencies, Winter Park

Florida Viva Rudy (announced Nov. 14, 2007)
Chair: Florida State Representative Rene Garcia

Young Professionals for Rudy (announced Oct. 18, 2007)
Chair: Jeb Bush, Jr., the youngest son of the former Florida governor and nephew of the president

Women for Rudy (announced Jan. 2008 at rally in Orlando)
State Chair: Ingrid Seeborn McCollum
State Co-Chairs:
Dorothy Hukill
Leslie Waters
Rebeca Sosa
Jackie Colon
Rose Ferlita

Regional Leadership...
Miami-Dade County Leadership Team (announced June 21, 2007)
County Co-Chairmen
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa
Hialeah City Council President Esteban "Steve" Bovo

State Representative Julio Robaina
State Representative J.C. Planas
State Representative Juan Carlos Zapata
State Representative Rene Garcia
State Representative Eddy Gonzalez
Hialeah Council Vice-Pres. Carlos Hernandez
Hialeah Council Member Jose F. Caragol
Hialeah Council Member Vivian Casals-Munoz
Hialeah Council Member Luis E. Gonzalez
Hialeah Council Member Jose Yedra
Mayor of Hialeah Gardens Yioset de la Cruz
Hialeah Gardens Council Member Luciano "Lucky" Garcia
Vice Chairman of Hialeah Gardens City Council Jorge A. Merida
Hialeah Gardens Council Member Elmo L. Urra
Hialeah Gardens Council Member Jorge Gutierrez
Attorney Jon Sale (announced June 25, 2007)

Northeast Florida Leadership  (announced July 9, 2007)
Jacksonville City Councilman Richard Clark, Northeast Florida Regional Chair
Elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 2005.  Currently president of Supreme Janitorial, a family owned janitorial service founded in 1973.

Elvira Fernandez Hasty, St. Johns County Chair
Hasty has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Republican Party in Florida including as a State Committeewoman for the Republican Party of St. Johns County, as an Alternate Delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention, a precinct coordinator for the 2004 Bush-Cheney Campaign, and as the St. Johns County Coordinator for Senator Mel Martinez’s successful 2004 campaign.

Toni Ann Van Orman, Duval County Chair
Van Orman has worked as the campaign coordinator for four Jacksonville City Council campaigns and was the Beaches Headquarters Coordinator for the 2004 Bush-Cheney Campaign. Until joining the Giuliani campaign, Van Orman was President of the Republican Club of the Beaches since 1998.

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
Longtime resident of Jacksonville and an active community leader. A teacher for many years in the Duval County School system. Johnson previously worked as the Master Admissions Representative at Florida Metropolitan University, Jacksonville Campus.  She is a motivational speaker and an active member of the Potter's House Christian Fellowship Church.

Broward County Co-Chairs (announced Aug. 14, 2007)
Chip LaMarca, Co-Chair - Currently serving as the President of the Lighthouse Point City Commission and serves as the Chairman of the Broward County Republican Party. He owns LaMarca Construction Corporation.

Paul Sallarulo, Co-Chair - Executive Vice President of Alinian Capital Group, LLC.  Sallarulo is active with the Republican Party, including having been selected as one of the “Top 10 Young Republicans in Florida.”  Sallarulo was the Regional Chair for Charlie Crist’s successful 2006 election and was President George W. Bush’s Regional Coordinator for Broward and Palm Beach Counties in 2004.  Graduate of Baruch College and holds an M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University.  He resides in Fort Lauderdale.


Rep. Thad Altman - Represents Dist 30 in Brevard County

Rep. Carl Domino - Represents Dist 83 in Palm Beach County

Rep. Greg Evers - Represents Dist 1 in Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa Counties

Rep. Rich Glorioso - Represents Dist 62 in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties

Rep. Peter Nehr - Represents Dist 48 in Pasco and Pinellas Counties

Rep. Pat Patterson - Represents Dist 26 in Flagler and Volusia Counties

Rep. Juan Carlos "J.C." Planas - Represents Dist 115 in Miami-Dade County

Rep. Julio Robaina - Represents Dist 117 in Miami-Dade County

Rep. Juan C. Zapata - Represents Dist 119 in Miami-Dade County


Mike Fasano - Currently Senate Majority Whip, 2006-08 and is Associate Vice President for Investments at Morgan Stanley.  Elected to represent District 11 (New Port Richey) in the Florida State Senate in 2002.  Served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994-2002, where he was elected Majority Leader (2000-01), Majority Floor Leader (1998-2000), and Majority Whip (1996-98).

Dennis Jones - Elected to represent District 13 (Seminole) in the Florida State Senate in 2002 and is Vice President, Economic Development and Innovative Programs, St. Petersburg College.  Senate Majority Leader from 2002-04.  Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1978; held the posts of Minority Floor Whip, Chairman of the Legislative Leadership committee, House Republican Caucus Chairman and the Dean of the House Republican Caucus; term limited in 2000.

Burt Saunders - Has represented District 37 in the Florida State Senate since 1998 and is an attorney at GrayRobinson P.A. in Naples.  Served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994-98.  Collier County Board of County Commissioners, 1986-94.   County Attorney of Collier County, 1982-86.  Assistant County Attorney of Dade County, 1979-82.

More endorsements
Former Congressman Clay Shaw (announced Jan. 23, 2007)
Represented the Fort Lauderdale area in Congress starting in 1981; defeated in 2006.  Formerly Fort Lauderdale mayor.

Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez (announced Oct. 16, 2007)
Elected the first Mayor of the City of Doral in July 2003.   B.A. from the University of Miami in 1984 and law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1987.  Born in Santa Clara, Cuba and came to the United States when he was 3 years old.

Former Governor Bob Martinez (announced Aug. 6, 2007)
Currently Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight LLP.  President George H.W. Bush’s Drug Czar, a Cabinet-level position, from 1991-93.  Governor  from 1987-91.  Mayor of the City of Tampa from 1979 to 1986.  B.S. in Education from the University of Tampa and master's degree from the University of Illinois.  Native of Tampa.

Businessman Norman Braman (announced April 25, 2007)
CEO of Braman Enterprises, an umbrella company that includes 23 car dealerships in Florida and Colorado; started in the car business in 1971.  Established the Braman Family Foundation in 1995.  Owner of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, 1985-94.   Retired to Florida at age 36.  Started a chain of health and beauty aid stores, merged that with another company, became president and CEO; sold interest in 1969.   Bachelor's degree in marketing from Temple University in 1955.

Boca Raton Mayor Steven Abrams (announced April 12, 2007)

Florida Mayors for Rudy  (announced Nov. 12, 2007)
Steven Abrams, Mayor of Boca Raton*
Chris Arbutine Sr., Mayor of Belleair Bluffs
Juan Carlos Bermudez, Mayor of Doral*
Jay John Beyrouti, former Mayor of Redington Shores
Beverly Billiris, Mayor of Tarpon Springs
Yioset De La Cruz, Mayor of Hialeah Gardens
John Eckbert, Vice Mayor of Winter Park
Jim Humphrey, Attorney, former Mayor of Ft Myers*
Carol M. McCormack, Mayor of Palm Shores
Jack McDonald, Mayor of Palm Beach
Mary Beth McDonald, former Mayor of Vero Beach
Greg Northup, Mayor of Daytona Beach Shores
Jose Rodriguez, Vice Mayor of Boynton Beach
Julio Robaina, Mayor of Hialeah*
Jim Ronecker, Mayor of Oldsmar
Ralph F. Schenck, former Mayor of Lake Worth
William George Stacey, Mayor of Melbourne Beach
Roland D. Via, Mayor of Holly Hill

Finance Team
Chair Joe Fogg
(April 2007)  Chairman and CEO of Westbury Partners, a private venture capital firm.
Co-Chair Al Austin
(announced September 4, 2007)  Austin is an active participant in the Republican Party of Florida, having been the past Chairman of the Florida Victory Committee.  He has participated in every Republican Presidential Convention since 1972 and served in leadership roles in several presidential campaigns in Florida and many statewide races for Governor and U.S. Senate.  Austin served as Chairman for former Florida U.S. Sen. Connie Mack’s 1988 and 1994 campaigns and was State Chairman for now-Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Co-Chair Dan Sargeant
(announced September 4, 2007)  Sargeant is an active Republican fundraiser and a longtime fundraiser for Florida Governor Charlie Crist and his past campaigns. Sargeant is the COO of several companies within Sargeant Marine Group and is the Vice President of Trigeant, Ltd.
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