Andy Palmer has more than a decade of experience in Florida politics and government. During the early part of his career, Andy served as the Chief Policy Analyst for Health and Human Services in the Office of Policy and Budget under Governor Jeb Bush. He also held a variety of positions in the Florida House including Legislative Analyst in the House Majority Office and Staff Director of the House Health Care Regulation Committee.
From 2005 – 2006, Andy served as the Republican Party of Florida’s (RPOF’s) Executive Director for Political Affairs. During what proved to be a poor climate for Republicans nationally, Andy helped secure the election of a Republican Governor, Attorney General and Secretary of Agriculture. During the 2010 election cycle, Andy served as Director of House Campaigns for House Speaker Dean Cannon. Most recently, Andy served as Executive Director of the RPOF for the late Chairman Dave Bitner and Governor Rick Scott.
Andy is married to Kristen Palmer and they have 4 children, Drew, Knox, Davis and Ellis.