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Congratulations to Brittany Dover, who will now become Legislative Affairs Director for newly appointed Secretary of State Mike Ertel.


Personnel note: Brittany Dover starts at State

Brittany Dover, who last was Deputy Finance Director for Republican Matt Caldwells campaign for Agriculture Commissioner, now is Legislative Affairs Director for Secretary of State Mike Ertel

Her rise over her short years in politics and The Process has been nothing short of meteoric.

She worked her way from the Republican Party of Florida, where she got her first break, to working in legislative affairs at the departments of Corrections and Environmental Protection, to a job as lobbyist at Hopping, Green & Sams.

Her work in the capital’s influence industry shouldn’t come as a surprise: Her mother is Carol Dover, president and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association since 1995.

Also, Brittany was a member of Florida Politics’ Class of 2015 “30 Under 30 Rising Stars.”

In that profile, she said if she hadn’t fallen into politics, she may well have been a journalist, saying she became “addicted to Fox News at a very young age.”

Pete Murray, for whom Dover worked as an analyst at Corrections, says she “always stepped up to take additional tasks knowing that it would enhance her skill set.”

She has managed the Presidency 5 build-out, which saw a record attendance of more than 5,000 attendees; assisted in organizing CNN’s 2012 Republican Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, the Republican National Convention in Tampa, and various major donor events and fundraisers.

“I ask questions to be sure I fully understand the task at hand and then I research. I love to research. I am a stickler about not giving inaccurate information. I always want to be proud of my work,” she said in an earlier interview.

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Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Orlando Rising and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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