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Rick Scott fills out Florida Board of Education



Gov. Rick Scott has named another of Jeb Bush's political confidantes to the Florida Board of Education.

Sally Bradshaw, a high-profile GOP activist who ran Bush's 1994 and 1998 campaigns for governor and later served as his chief of staff, will serve her second stint on the board if the state Senate approves. She was on the board from 2003-04.

In his news release, Scott touts Bradshaw's bona fides as a Republican insider: 

"She previously served as an advisor to Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and his political action committee in 2011, advisor to the Republican Party of Florida in 2010 and advisor to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign from 2007 to 2008. ... Earlier in her career, Bradshaw served as chief of staff to Florida Governor Jeb Bush from 1999 to 2001 and served as senior campaign advisor to the Bush-Brogan 2002 re-election campaign.  She also managed Governor Bush’s gubernatorial bid in both the 1998 and 1994 election cycles.  Prior to residing in Florida, Bradshaw served President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1991 as an associate director of political affairs and regional field coordinator for the Bush for President Campaign in 1988."

She joins board chairwoman Kathleen Shanahan as another Bush chief of staff on the board, which now has no vacancies.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:35am]


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