Ahead of Re-election Campaign, Sen. Rick Scott Bolsters Political Operation
“We’re going to keep fighting to do the things the people of Florida elected me to do”
Naples, FL – Today, Senator Rick Scott announced that he’s bolstering his political operation ahead of his 2024 re-election campaign. Scott, who’s never lost an election, is building out a team of experienced professionals and taking nothing for granted.
“I’ve never lost an election and I don’t intend to now,” said Sen. Rick Scott. “We’ve worked hard to turn Florida into a red state that elects Republicans up and down the ballot. But I never take anything for granted. The people of Florida have elected me three times so far to fight for conservative values, stand up to Joe Biden and the radical, woke Democrats, and bring common-sense to Washington. We’re going to keep fighting to do the things the people of Florida elected me to do.”
Senator Scott is the first candidate this cycle to build out a full senior staff, including communications and fundraising operations. Following his challenge to Mitch McConnell for Senate Republican Leader, Sen. Scott launched a seven-figure TV buy to remind voters what he’s fighting for and how the Republican Party needs to change to truly reflect the values of Republican voters. You can read more about that ad buy HERE.
Sen. Scott’s political staff includes:
Jackie Schutz Zeckman will run Sen. Rick Scott’s political operation. She previously served as Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Chief of Staff to United States Senator Rick Scott and as Campaign Manager to Senator Scott’s successful Senate Campaign which CNN named the “best campaign of 2018.” The American Association of Political Consultants also named Jackie the Republican Campaign Manager of the Year for her work on his senate race. Jackie served in Governor Rick Scott’s office for nearly his entire term as Florida Governor, serving in roles as Press Secretary, Communications Director and ultimately as Chief of Staff.
Chris Hartline will serve as Communications Consultant and Senior Advisor. He most recently served as Communications Director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee following two years as Communications Director in the office of Sen. Rick Scott. He’s served in a variety of high-profile communications roles on Capitol Hill and on campaigns around the country.
Priscilla Ivasco will serve as Communications Director. She served as Director of Media Affairs at the NRSC during the 2022 cycle and previously as Deputy Director of Communications for Senator Rick Scott’s Senate office. As a longtime Scott staffer, she also worked in both his 2018 and 2014 campaigns in Tallahassee and served in the Governor’s office during his two terms.
Jonathan Turcotte will serve as National Press Secretary. He brings years of political communications experience to Team Rick Scott. Previously, Jonathan was Rapid Response Director for the NRSC under Chairman Scott. He is an alum of Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign and served in the Trump Administration.
Lisa Goodspeed will serve as Finance Director. She brings more than 10 years of political experience to Team Scott, ranging from experience on presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, and numerous races at a consulting firm. Lisa has served as Finance Director and National Finance Director on Governor’s and Senate races, including almost five years leading fundraising for Senator Rick Scott.
Curt Anderson, a founding partner at OnMessage, will continue to serve as a senior advisor and has played a critical role in all of Rick Scott’s winning elections. Ana Carbonell will serve as a senior advisor for Hispanic engagement and has played a critical role in Rick Scott’s efforts to win the Hispanic vote.