Tag: Matthew Van Name

Danny McAuliffeDecember 21, 2018
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Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried is bringing in five hires for important roles at the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Fried, a Democrat, notably opted to hire the agency’s Deputy Commissioner Alan Edwards, who serves in his current capacity under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican. Edwards has served at the agency since 1993. Edwards will […]

Drew WilsonDecember 5, 2018
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Incoming Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried announced her inaugural committee Wednesday, with political consultant Ben Pollara and Jenni Shaffren — Fried’s sister — tapped to serve as committee co-chairs. Pollara was a senior adviser to Fried’s campaign and served as the campaign manager of the successful 2016 ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine […]

A.G. GancarskiApril 24, 2018
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Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine has moved, within the space of a few months, into the first tier of Democratic gubernatorial candidates. Building on that momentum, Levine rolled out the hire of Manny Orozco as the new Statewide Youth Outreach Director and the promotion of Robert Julien to Statewide Outreach Director. Per campaign manager Matthew Van Name, Orozco’s “organizing experience will be an asset as we implement […]

Staff ReportsMarch 22, 2018
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine is tapping Max Flugrath as the campaign’s new communications director. Flugrath, a Miami native, comes to the Levine campaign via the Florida House Democratic Office, where he served as communications director for House Leader Janet Cruz. “As Florida Democrats continue to rally around Mayor Philip Levine’s energy and progressive vision, our […]

Scott PowersMarch 20, 2018
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The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat Philip Levine has hired Adrienne Bogen to be its statewide field director. Bogen most recently managed the field program for St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman’s successful re-election campaign last year. She previously has led organizing efforts for U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist‘s 2014 gubernatorial race, Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential bid, and […]

Mitch PerrySeptember 1, 2016
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David Jolly easily handled Mark Bircher in the GOP primary contest in Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Now, the Indian Shores Republican is turning his full attention to defeating Charlie Crist, which won’t be easy. Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a special election in March 2014 by just 1.8 percentage points. That was when the district did not include more liberal enclaves of […]


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