Central Florida businessman Chris King has made some major hires for his burgeoning candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor.
King has named Omar Khan to serve as his senior adviser, as well as adding other Barack Obama alumni Jeremy Bird, Hart Sevugan, Larry Girsolano and Isaac Baker to his team.
Khan was campaign manager for Charlie Crist’s 2014 gubernatorial run. He also served as National Associate Political Director on President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-elect and as Deputy Political Director in Florida in 2008.
Bird was the National Field Director for Obama’s 2012 re-elect campaign and was Deputy Director of Organizing for America. After Obama’s election in 2012, he founded 270 Strategies, a political consulting firm.
Sevugan was a senior spokesman on the 2008 Obama campaign and served as national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee throughout the Obama administration.
Isaac Baker served as Deputy Director of Paid Media for Obama in 2012 and was his Ohio Communications Director in 2008.
King is the founder and CEO of Elevation Financial Group, a consortium of companies which invest in and manage affordable housing. He is a Harvard graduate and also has a law degree from the University of Florida.