Lt. Gov-elect Nunez taps veteran operative as chief of staff
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Lt. Gov-elect Nunez taps veteran operative as chief of staff


As Governor-elect Ron DeSantis inches closer to officially becoming the next governor of Florida, there is still much transitioning to be done, and many jobs to be filled.

One less job Team DeSantis will contend with is the Chief of Staff position for Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez. Veteran Republican political operative Alex Garcia. has accepted Nunez’s office to navigate her office

Team DeSantis made the announcement in press release:

“I am excited to announce that Alex Garcia has accepted the position to serve as my Chief of Staff and help lead my team,” said Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nuñez. “Alex has a storied history with our great state. He is an experienced, reliable and diligent leader with a unique set of skills working at both local and national levels. I am confident that under his leadership, my staff and I are in good hands.”

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Who is Alex Garcia?

Garcia comes to the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration following a stint as the Political Director for House Campaigns at the Republican Party of Florida. Prior to that position, he worked as Deputy State Director for the Republican National Committee’s Florida Victory program where during his tenure, Garcia oversaw Hispanic Initiatives and field operations for the Sunshine State.

From 2011 – 2013, Garcia worked in the Florida Legislature as a Legislative Aide in the House and Senate. In this position, he oversaw research and strategies for moving legislation and policy items through the legislative process, while also spearheading various community events and advisory committees.

Previously, Garcia served as the Campaign Manager for the Michael Bileca for State Representative in 2012 and the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Anitere Flores for State Senate campaign in the 2010 election cycle.

Garcia is the son of Cuban exiles and a graduate of Florida International University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

What Alex Garcia said about his new job

 “I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve the first Latina Lieutenant Governor and the residents of the State of Florida. I am also humbled and grateful for the opportunity to implement the bold vision of the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration and to be part of this incredibly talented team.”


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]