Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announces ’30-under-30′ recipient Keith Fernandez as her legal counsel and director of communications

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Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced the appointment of Keith Fernandez as her legal counsel and Director of Communications. The appointment, effective immediately, places Fernandez at the head of the Congresswoman’s media and communications operation in both Miami and Washington, DC. Fernandez will also serve as a close advisor to Ros-Lehtinen on legal and policy matters. 

“I’m excited to have Keith on our Congressional team,” said Ros-Lehtinen. “His political work and issue advocacy are well-known in South Florida and he is a valuable addition to our already great staff. Keith’s insights on current events and policy will assist me in representing South Florida and will provide a valuable perspective on policy decisions.” 

Fernandez, a Miami native, is a graduate of the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and Florida International University. He previously served in various political roles for Ros-Lehtinen and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Bertila Soto. Fernandez is actively engaged on several policy issues and looks forward to working for his friends and neighbors in South Florida.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.