Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Keystone Heights, Fla, — Gavin Rollins, Republican candidate for Florida’s third congressional seat, today announced two key additions to the Rollins for Congress campaign team. Andy Hopson will serve as director of communications, and Alli Heise assumes the role of press secretary. Both appointments take effect immediately.
Skilled at public relations and advertising, Hopson has held leadership positions at advertising and public relations agencies in New York City, Chicago and Seattle, before moving to Gainesville in 2014 to launch and lead The Agency at the University of Florida. A veteran of numerous political campaigns, he began his career in Washington, D.C. as press secretary for Rep. Dan Marriott, a conservative Republican who represented Utah’s second congressional district, encompassing the Greater Salt Lake City area.
Heise is a graduate student at Liberty University studying strategic communication. She received a bachelor’s degree, also at Liberty, in integrated communication with a minor in government. She has had numerous leadership positions in college. A Gainesville native, she previously worked in various roles at The Rock School.
“Voters are responding positively to our campaign message,” said Rollins. “The additions of Andy and Alli to the team will help us get the message out to more and more people as we continue to build momentum to win the primary on August 18.”
Rollins, a Clay County Commissioner, high school history teacher and captain in the Florida National Guard, is seeking to replace the retiring Congressman Ted Yoho.
“I’m running for office because our nation is in grave need of the strong leadership I will provide,” said Rollins. “I will fight alongside President Trump to bring our economy back and keep America great.”