Sen. Paula Dockery of Lakeland served notice Tuesday that she’s moving ahead with her primary campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. A day after Attorney General (and Establishment Candidate) Bill McCollum announced he’d raised $1.4 million in the last quarter, Dockery announced her campaign team
Included are a former executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, a former political director of the party, an ex-newspaper editorial page editor and a campaign-manager-for-hire from the Tampa Bay area.
Here’s what her release said:
“Today, I’m proud to announce the backbone of my campaign team, a group of top-notch individuals with a track record of success. These are the folks who will be in the trenches with me, helping me build this campaign to make Florida a better – and more affordable – place to live and do business,” Dockery said.
Jamie Miller, political consultant, specializes in campaign management, strategic planning, public relations grassroots motivation and crisis communications. He has managed political campaigns since 1994, including two statewide campaigns. He also has served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida, Director of Field Operations for all of Florida’s 67 counties and Regional Political Director, a period that included the recount that followed the disputed presidential election in 2000.
John Wehrung is the Deputy Campaign Director in charge of Operations. He is the former Political Director of the Republican Party of Florida and is credited with engineering the Republican take over Florida House of Representatives in 1996, the first time in 122 years.
Rosemary Goudreau, press secretary, is a seasoned communications specialist who works with corporations, not-for-profits and political causes. Previously, she was the editorial page editor of The Tampa Tribune, the incoming president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, a director of Associated Press Managing Editors and a four-time juror of the Pulitzer Prizes. She also is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida/Sarasota.
Jennifer Lux is consulting with the campaign as Director of Advance/Fundraising Ops. Mrs. Lux currently serves as Campaign Manager for city, county, and state campaigns in the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, she was the National Advance Lead for Cindy McCain and McCain family on the McCain/Palin 2008 National Team. In addition, she served as Staff Lead for Senator John McCain.