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Sally Bradshaw has an extensive career in federal and state government and the political arena.
Most recently, Bradshaw served as an advisor to Governor Haley Barbour and his political action committee. She served as a senior advisor to the Republican Party of Florida during the 2010 general election cycle. During the 2008 Presidential race, she served as a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney's Presidential campaign, responsible for overseeing Florida primary operations.
Bradshaw served as Governor Jeb Bush's Chief of Staff from January of 1999 through January of 2001. In that position she directed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's office. She was also the director of the Bush transition effort. She served as senior Campaign Advisor to the Bush-Brogan 2002 re-election campaign, and she managed Bush's 1998 gubernatorial bid, a position she also held in 1994.
She has served as a public relations consultant to Core Message, a public affairs and grassroots firm in Tallahassee; she has also served as a business development consultant to Design Farm, a full-service marketing and consulting firm, also in Tallahassee.
A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Bradshaw has lived in Florida since 1991, holding a variety of political positions including Political Director of the Republican Party of Florida, Executive Director of the 1992 Florida Bush-Quayle campaign, and Staff Director for the House of Representatives Republican Office. She has also served as Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida's Future, a non-profit grassroots public policy institute.
Before moving to Florida, Bradshaw worked at the White House, where she was an Associate Director of Political Affairs for President George H.W. Bush from 1989-1991. She served as a regional field coordinator for the Bush for President Campaign in 1988.
She attended Vanderbilt University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University.
Bradshaw is a past appointee to the Florida State Board of Education, and a previous Chairman of the School Board of Trustees, Holy Comforter Episcopal School. She recently served as a member of the Head of School Search Committee at Holy Comforter. She is also a former Director of Capital Health Plan, Tallahassee.
Bradshaw and her husband Paul and their four children attend Faith Presbyterian Church where she has served as a member of the Faith Preschool board of directors. She currently serves as a member of the church Session.