Meredith Beatrice is now Communications Director for the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), Chairman Blaise Ingoglia announced Monday.
Beatrice, who most recently handled media for GOP Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s unsuccessful run for governor, “will be focused on Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign,” Ingoglia said.
“Understanding the importance of this election cycle, Meredith will be a great asset to our success, especially in retaining the Governor’s Mansion,” he added in a press release. “We welcome her to the RPOF and look forward to the integral role she will have in media strategy.”
Beatrice, 30, is a veteran of political communications. She has been as Director of External Affairs for the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission and was Communications Director for the Florida Department of State.
Before that, she worked as a director at JDA Frontline, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C.
Beatrice will be the party’s primary contact for questions related to the governor’s race between Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R).
Ingoglia said Yohana de la Torre will remain a “communications consultant” to the party and be the main contact for questions related to him or general party-related activities.
“Liberals and socialists want to take over our government and undo eight years of successful conservative leadership, and we won’t let that happen,” Beatrice said in a statement.
“An Andrew Gillum administration would be a disaster for Florida. Andrew Gillum only knows how to foster corruption, increase crime rates, and raise taxes. At every level, he has failed running the city of Tallahassee and can’t be trusted.
“We’ve got to build on our economic success, protect our environment, and increase educational opportunities for every student, which is exactly what Ron DeSantis will accomplish as Governor. I look forward to highlighting the clear choice in this election and working with strong conservatives to keep Florida red.”