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Fla GOP hires new executive director

The Florida Republican party has hired a new executive director to succeed Mike Grissom, who has moved on to the Florida Chamber. This is the first ED in awhile who hasn't worked extensively, or at least recently, in Florida. The RPOF release:

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry today announced the hiring of Juston Johnson as the organization's new Executive Director.

 

Johnson most recently served as National Field Director for the Republican National Committee during the 2012 cycle. Under his leadership, the National Victory Program made more volunteer voter contacts than were made in any other cycle. Juston served as campaign manager for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), who unseated a popular three-term incumbent in 2010.

 

"Juston Johnson is an accomplished political professional with more than a decade of experience and success," said Curry. "Along with the other new faces at the party, Juston will have a very important job to do, and I have full confidence in his leadership."

 

Johnson's other roles have included Political Director at the Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2008 Wisconsin Victory Director, and Deputy Director of Political Education at the Republican National Committee. Johnson also managed the campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen during the difficult 2006 election cycle.

 

"It's an honor to help lead the effort in re-electing Rick Scott to a second term as Governor, as well as holding our cabinet and legislative majorities, working for GOP victories across the Sunshine State," said Johnson. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity and thank Chairman Curry for his confidence in me."

 

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry today announced the hiring of Juston Johnson as the organization's new Executive Director.

 

Johnson most recently served as National Field Director for the Republican National Committee during the 2012 cycle. Under his leadership, the National Victory Program made more volunteer voter contacts than were made in any other cycle. Juston served as campaign manager for U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), who unseated a popular three-term incumbent in 2010.

 

"Juston Johnson is an accomplished political professional with more than a decade of experience and success," said Curry. "Along with the other new faces at the party, Juston will have a very important job to do, and I have full confidence in his leadership."

 

Johnson's other roles have included Political Director at the Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2008 Wisconsin Victory Director, and Deputy Director of Political Education at the Republican National Committee. Johnson also managed the campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen during the difficult 2006 election cycle.

 

"It's an honor to help lead the effort in re-electing Rick Scott to a second term as Governor, as well as holding our cabinet and legislative majorities, working for GOP victories across the Sunshine State," said Johnson. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity and thank Chairman Curry for his confidence in me."

 

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