(Photo Courtesy of Sarah Huckabee Sanders official Facebook)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced the senior staff of her campaign for Governor of Arkansas. The list includes many locally-based staffers and advisors who previously worked on her father’s presidential campaign.
“I am excited to have assembled this talented group of individuals to help me continue to take my message of bold, conservative reforms to all 75 counties of Arkansas,” Sanders said. “All of them bring unique experiences and expertise, which makes this campaign, along with our incredible supporters, even stronger.”
Leading the team are Campaign Manager Chris Caldwell and Deputy Campaign Manager Jordan Powell. Caldwell previously worked for Senator John Boozman and managed his 2016 re-election campaign. Powell is the founder of RedRight Strategies, a campaign consulting group. Caldwell and Powell worked with former Governor Mike Huckabee on his presidential bid in 2008 and later campaign in 2016, respectively.
They will be joined by Senior Advisor Gretchen Conger, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Jack Sisson will serve as the campaign’s policy advisor, having previously worked as an advisor to Governor Huckabee and campaign manager for Representative French Hill.
Jamie Barker, the Sanders campaign’s political director and consultant with the Arkansas-based firm JCD Consulting, has worked on campaigns for Senator Tom Cotton and Governor Asa Hutchinson. Barker also worked on Governor Huckabee’s presidential campaign and served as Political Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.
Communications Director Judd Deere, former White House Deputy Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump, has worked for Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
Finance Director Cathy Lanier has also previously worked for Hill, Cotton, Griffin and Rutledge. She was a regional finance director for Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign.
Megan Turner, CPA, will serve as the Sanders campaign’s Director of Accounting and Compliance. Turner specializes in state and federal campaign finance, and she previously served as Director of Accounting and Compliance for the Huckabee presidential campaign.
Director of Operations Alex Flemister most recently served as Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Liaison under President Donald J. Trump, where he was the liaison for the business, veteran and AAPI communities.
The 2022 Arkansas gubernatorial election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
More information can be found on the campaign’s website.