Obama's N FL team
Three key Barack Obama staffers announced for the Panhandle: Deputy Political director Northeast Florida: Kenneth D. Pratt, a lawyer and legislative aide for State Rep. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando is a native of Tallahassee and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association.
Deputy Political Director Northwest Florida: Jon Wright most recently served as the Obama Political Director in his home state's primary. He also worked field operations in Texas, New Mexico and Nevada for Obama. Prior to joining the Obama campaign, he served as Bill Richardson's Nevada GOTV Director and Iowa Deputy Field Director for the 2008 Presidential caucuses.
Deputy Communications Director Kevin Cate, a Florida native, comes from Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink's office, where he served as Deputy Communications Director. Cate previously served as Director of Communications for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and as Press Secretary for the Florida Department of Heath.