laurie a. watkins

Campaign catalyst, policy expert, media commentator, and political strategist determined to carry your vision to victory.

Expertise in the areas of strategic communications, agribusiness, immigration, veteran & military affairs, children and families, the environment, water quality, and aviation & aerospace
Current Political Director, Florida House Victory, Florida Democratic Party
Former Barack Obama presidential appointee assigned to the Pentagon, U.S. Army
2012 Florida policy director & 2008 Florida deputy political director, campaign(s) to elect President Barack Obama
Former chief of staff to Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich and staff member to U.S. Rep. Ron Klein (FL-22)
Served in both the Florida Senate, and the Florida House of Representatives
Laurie A. Watkins, campaign catalyst. Founder & president of sunshine l.a.w. consulting, a full-strength organization with equal strengths in policy and politics, in advocacy and access, and connections and communications. Laurie is also an accomplished speaker, best-selling author of the award-winning book, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers, campaign organizer, human rights champion, women’s rights advocate, and proud military spouse to a US Air Force combat veteran and pilot.

For two decades, Laurie has developed strategies to bring people together around common causes. Laurie is a veteran of several congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, is an active partner of the Truman National Security Project, and member of Women in Aerospace and the International Association of Women. She is a recognized expert in public policy, national security, agribusiness, aviation & aerospace, disaster response, and expanding education and opportunities for young women and girls.

Laurie is a past guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, holds a BS from Florida State University, and a MPA from Florida Atlantic University. Laurie stays active in state, and federal politics, and is a frequent guest political commentator on MSNBC and FOX News. Laurie currently thrives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Rob and dog Whiskey Bravo.

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