Personnel note: Florida Democrats name Roosevelt Holmes as deputy political director

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Orlando political operative Roosevelt Holmes III has been brought on as new deputy political director for the Florida Democratic Party.

Holmes, 30, has served as a Florida Democratic campaign staffer and legislative assistant, working on campaigns such as Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential bid and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Most recently, he worked in U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s office, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and served in the Government Affairs and Public Policy Department of UNCF.

“We are excited to announce that Roosevelt Holmes III will be joining our team as Deputy Political Director,” said FDP Chair Allison Tant. “Roosevelt will bring his strong central Florida campaign experience and grassroots network to the team, and we can’t wait for him to hit the ground running in Orlando. With so much at stake in 2016, Florida Democrats are fired up and ready to win.”

For the 2016 election cycle, Homes will be based in the FDP satellite office in Orlando.

“I’m thrilled to join the Florida Democratic Party team and I thank Chair Allison Tant for affording me the opportunity,” Holmes said. “I look forward to working with our candidates, activists, and Democratic allies as we build up strong, grassroots powered campaigns in central Florida and across the state.”

Holmes is an Orlando native and University of Central Florida graduate.

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