Published On: Wed, Nov 28th, 2018

Attorney General-Elect Ashley Moody Announces Inaugural Committee Leaders

Attorney General-Elect Ashley Moody today announced the leadership of her Inaugural Committee.  Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Tribly), Representative Chris Sprowls (R-Clearwater) and Michael Corcoran will serve as Inaugural Committee Co-Chairs and Samantha Blair will serve as Executive Director.  The Inaugural Committee will be responsible for planning and executing the events surrounding the inauguration ceremony on January 8th.

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Senator Wilton Simpson, Co-Chair

Appointed to serve as Co-Chair, Senator Wilton Simpson is a farmer and small business owner. He has employed hundreds of people across Tampa Bay.  Wilton was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 and represents the 10th District. He most recently served as the Senate Majority Leader.

Representative Chris Sprowls, Co-Chair

Appointed to serve as Co-Chair, Representative Chris Sprowls is a litigator with Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney.  Prior to joining the firm, he served the Sixth Judicial Circuit as an Assistant State Attorney focusing on gang and homicide crime. During his time as a prosecutor, Chris tried dozens of jury trials, many involving first degree murder. Chris was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014 and represents the 65th District.

Michael Corcoran, Co-Chair

Appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Inaugural Committee, Michael Corcoran is founding partner of Corcoran & Johnston.  He has earned a reputation as one of Florida’s most prodigious fundraisers for Florida House, Senate, Congressional and locally elected candidates and is widely considered to be one of Florida’s leading political experts.  Michael served as Statewide Finance Chair for Ashley Moody’s campaign.

Samantha Blair, Executive Director

Appointed to serve as the Inauguration’s Executive Director, Samantha Blair most recently served as Finance Director for Ashley Moody’s campaign, managing all of the campaign fundraising efforts.  Together,Moody and Blair set a new record for total fundraising for any Florida non-gubernatorial cabinet race. Prior to joining Moody’s team, Samantha worked for The James Madison Institute and Florida House of Representatives.


Attorney General-Elect Ashley Moody will be announcing additional Inaugural Committee members in the coming days. The Inaugural Committee will be headquartered in Tallahassee.

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