Episode 2

Ryan Smith

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March 17th, 2020

12 mins 44 secs

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About this Episode

In the premiere edition of this pop-up podcast, Peter Schorsch hunkers down with Ryan Smith, an accomplished Florida-based political operative, with ten years of campaign and legislative experience.


Among Ryan’s accomplishments: A key figure in numerous successful campaigns, including those of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (2016) and former Florida House Speakers Steve Crisafulli (2008) and Will Weatherford (2010). From 2011-2014, Ryan served as Deputy Director of House Campaigns for the Republican Party of Florida, helping to install a Republican supermajority in the House during the 2014 election cycle. Most recently, Ryan has served as senior adviser for the statewide campaign of Denise Grimsley for Commissioner of Agriculture, and many in the state and local levels, as well.


Beyond politics, Ryan is a talented at-home chef and dedicated cinephile.


In the podcast, Ryan offers three movies and TV shows to watch during this hunkering down.