Team Curtis announces 2018 staff and advisors

Rep. John Curtis announced today additions to his growing campaign operation.

“I’m thrilled to announce these additions to our team but I’m even more excited about the momentum our campaign is seeing on the ground every day from Utahns ready to bring some real change to a dysfunctional Washington, DC,” said Rep. John Curtis. “In the last few months, we have already started getting things done for Utah and I’m honored to have such a talented team committed to victory to continue doing so.”

Campaign Team

Convention Manager, Adrielle Herring. Adrielle Herring has been involved in the Utah Republican Party and Republican campaigns since 2004. In 2016, Herring recruited the Utah leadership team in support of Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential bid; in addition to building the leadership team, Herring organized the grassroots and media efforts for the Utah for Carly campaign. Herring has also directed volunteers and grassroots efforts for US Senate and Congressional campaigns within the state of Utah. Her service in the Republican Party includes one term on the state GOP Executive Committee, multiple terms on the Utah County Steering Committee, and a number of other positions, including Vice-Chair of the Utah County Republican Party, Education Officer, Organization Officer, and more. In these positions, she has been an active leader, organizer, and fundraiser for nearly 15 years. 

Campaign staff will include 2017 Team Curtis alumni Craig FosterTroy Dougall, and Elsie Powley, as well as former Utah GOP Staffer Sarah Nitta


Strategists and Media Consultants: Will Ritter, Tim O’Toole and Danny Laub of POOLHOUSE. POOLHOUSE is proud to return to Team Curtis after assisting Rep. Curtis in both of his historic victories in the 2017 primary and general elections. POOLHOUSE provided the strategy, message, and campaign guidance, to navigate through a tough primary, despite being significantly out-spent by opponents. POOLHOUSE has succeeded at the highest level of politics, corporate, and public affairs – with work including presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, and leading national associations. With a proven track record of building award winning ad campaigns and communicating visual messaging we know the best results are based in top-notch creative. POOLHOUSE is proud to have created media for Republican candidates across the country including Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Rep. John Curtis of Utah and Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. 

Polling and Data: Quin Monson, Scott Riding, Luke Carter of Y2Analytics. YAnalytics is a political polling and data analysis group with extensive experience measuring public opinion across the country. Yfeatures a team of seasoned researchers, capable analysts, veteran consultants, and database specialists. Y2 researchers have been designing and executing public opinion research for over 30 years. Since incorporation in 2013, Y2 has had the privilege of working for several Republican Presidential campaigns, party committees, and candidates for federal and state office. Y2 has also worked on nearly every major public policy initiative in the state of Utah and with a majority of the state’s largest municipalities.

Digital Strategist, Chris Georgia of FP1. Chris Georgia most recently served as the digital director for Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign. In the 2014 cycle, Georgia led all digital operations for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) independent expenditure (IE) unit. Before heading up the digital effort for the NRCC’s IE, Georgia was deputy digital director for the NRCC, where he worked to build the online fundraising operation, analytics team and digital political team. These efforts laid the groundwork for the largest expansion in online fundraising in the committee’s history.

Fundraising, Amy Harris of Red Strategies. Amy Harris started her career on the Hill in Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA-05 office. After quickly learning her preference was for the political side, she was hired by Bogart Associates, a DC fundraising firm. There she gained valuable fundraising experience, while working with Chairman Royce, Chairman Stivers, and Rep. Barletta. Now she fundraises for a number of congressional clients across the country and worked with then candidate John Curtis, in the special election in 2017. 

Compliance and Federal Reporting, Mike McCauley of McCauley and Associates. Since 1998, Mike McCauley has provided political consulting and compliance services to several State Republican Parties including the Arizona Republican Party, the Colorado Republican Party, the New Mexico Republican Party, the Wyoming Republican Party, and the Utah Republican Party where he has served as Treasurer for 13 years. In addition, McCauley has provided accounting & compliance related services to countless Senatorial and congressional campaigns including Senator Hatch (R-UT), Senator Lee (R-UT), Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), the late Senator Bennett (R-UT), former Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO)..

Attorney, Matthew Sanderson of Caplin & Drysdale. Matt Sanderson helps corporations, political committees, candidates, and advocacy groups comply with the increasingly numerous and complex federal, state, and local laws that govern political activity and commercial interaction with public-sector clients. Sanderson served as general counsel of Senator Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign, outside counsel for Governor Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential campaign, legal counsel to Governor Mitt Romney’s Commonwealth PACs, campaign finance counsel for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and general counsel for a government reform commission created by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.