ATLANTA, GA – Today, Perdue For Senate announced its senior staff team, which will lead the campaign’s staff and operations to a victory in the November election. In January, Perdue For Senate released a statewide leadership team representing all of Georgia’s 159 counties along with a massive steering committee. These individuals will work tirelessly to promote Senator Perdue’s outsider message so he may continue bringing change to the United States Senate.
“The original outsider, Senator David Perdue continues to bring change to Washington D.C. as he works tirelessly to improve life for Georgia families,” said Perdue For Senate Chair Alec Poitevint. “We are confident that these skilled conservative advocates, along with our entire statewide leadership in all 159 of Georgia’s counties, will power Senator Perdue’s unprecedented grassroots movement to victory this November.”
Paul Bennecke returns as the campaign’s General Consultant. A twenty-year veteran of Georgia politics, Paul successfully guided Senator Perdue’s 2014 campaign. He recently served as Executive Director of the Republican Governors Association (2015-2018). Over his career, Paul has helped elect sixty-one governors across the country and has been involved in the last five gubernatorial elections in Georgia.
Ben Fry is Senator Perdue’s Campaign Manager. Ben has a long history of working in Georgia politics, having recently served as Senator Perdue’s State Director, as well as Chief of Staff for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, Special Assistant to then Governor Sonny Perdue, and Executive Director of the Georgia Republican Party. Ben is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
McKenzie Vaughn serves as the Finance Director for US Senator David Perdue. Prior to joining the campaign, she was the Director of Corporate Programs for the Republican Governors Association. McKenzie graduated from American University.
Sarah Collins is Senator Perdue’s Finance Consultant. She has throughout her career served key roles with iconic Georgia conservative leaders including Newt Gingrich and Ralph Reed. Sarah has experience with two presidential campaigns and was Finance Director of the host committee for the 2012 Republican National Convention. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
John Burke will be leading Senator Perdue’s campaign messaging efforts as Communications Director. He previously served as Deputy Communications Director of the Republican Governors Association and has also worked for the Nevada Republican Party and Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign. John is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Casey Black will join the campaign as Senior Spokeswoman, coming over from Senator Perdue’s official office where she served as Press Secretary for over two years. Casey previously handled communications for U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Congressman David Kustoff. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
Fred Davis will be Senator Perdue’s media consultant, a role he held in Senator Perdue’s successful campaign in 2014. One of the GOP’s most reputable media strategists, Fred’s previous clients include President George W. Bush and Georgia Senator Paul Coverdell and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Chris Perkins of Ragnar Research will be the campaign’s pollster. One of the most accurate and experienced polling professionals in politics, Chris’ work proved instrumental to Senator Perdue’s victory in 2014 and he has polled for nearly 100 candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congress since 2010.