How Does Money, Taxes, Political Materials and Ads Influence You, The Voter?
How do we determine truth through the promotions of our elected Officials?
DIRTY POLITICS: Come hear Jamie Miller, Republican and Greg Wilson, Democrat as they vigorously debate the “System”.
Jamie Miller is a political consultant specializing in political campaign management, strategic planning, public relations, grassroots motivation, and crisis communications.
He has been involved with running and managing political campaigns since 1994.
Jamie’s experience includes serving as Regional Political Director for the Republican Party of Florida, Director of Field Operations for all of Florida’s 67 counties, and Executive Director for RPOF. His service as director of field operations includes the recount that followed the disputed presidential election in 2000.
Miller has consulted for candidates to the Florida legislature and managed two statewide campaigns and launched the Republican National Committee’s inaugural 72-hour program for Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.
After working on five statewide campaigns, Miller is frequently called upon by Florida’s political reporters, and has been quoted in every major daily newspaper in the state and many national publications. He has been referred to as a veteran Florida political operative by the Tampa Tribune. His written work has been published in Context Florida, numerous daily newspapers and several guest blogs including Irreverent View and Muth’s Truths.
Jamie is frequently requested to speak at campaign schools and has also served as a guest lecturer for the University of Florida’s Master level campaign management program.
Miller is the Vice-president of Communications for the Sarasota Area Gator Club (UF Alumni Association), vice chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota, a member of the Florida Public Relations Association – Central West Coast Chapter, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
After living in Tallahassee for more than six years, Miller moved with his wife of 28 years to Sarasota in 2005.
Miller’s client list includes non-profits, state government, candidates, political parties, and fortune 500 companies.
Gregory S. Wilson is Chief Creative Officer for Politicus, a political message and media agency. Until 2008, he was President and Creative Director of Parsons-Wilson, a political consulting and media firm. Parsons-Wilson continues to operate as a consulting division of Politicus.
Soon after opening Parsons-Wilson in 1981, the firm was called upon to do something different: radio and television commercials for a Florida State House race. By 1990, Parsons-Wilson turned its entire focus to political advertising. In 1991 the firm merged with Campaign Management, Inc. of Tampa expanding services to include direct mail. Campaign consulting and grassroots management were added to the firm’s offerings in 2002.
Clients have ranged from the smallest city council race to statewide cabinet and gubernatorial races, with a number of municipal and county referenda elections always on the client roster. Additionally, Parsons-Wilson worked with large member-based organizations like the Florida Education Association and Equality Florida.
A Tampa native, Wilson earned his B.A. in Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he was influenced by a combination of Watergate-era journalism, colorful Louisiana politics, and writing and announcing posts with area radio and TV stations. He spent nearly a decade in broadcasting in New Orleans, Savannah, Ft. Myers and the Tampa Bay areabefore joining Landers and partners, a St. Petersburg advertising agency, as an accountexecutive. He formed Parsons-Wilson nearly two years later.
Wilson is the former Communication Director for the GTE St. Petersburg Grand Prix, afounding member and past president of the Egmont Key Alliance, the former coordinator forthe St. Petersburg’s Sister City Centennial Celebration in Takamatsu, Japan, a formerpresident of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club and vice president of the Tiger Bay Club ofTampa. He is a founding member and former officer of Tampa Bay Ad Club 2 and a formerDistrict Addy Awards Chairman for the American Advertising Federation.
Wilson has served on various boards, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Pinellas County, or volunteered his talents for projects ranging from the capital campaign to build the new St. Petersburg Area YMCA, to serving as Volunteer Chairman for the grand opening of the Florida Suncoast Dome (now Tropicana Field). Wilson was formerly active with the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet (IPDI), and the E-Voter Institute.
Wilson resides with his wife, Elena, a mental health counselor, in St. Pete Beach, Florida and Portland, Oregon.