Brian Graham was born and raised in Clay County, Florida. He graduated from Ridgeview High School, earned an A.A. Degree in Political Science from Santa Fe College, and a B.S. Degree in Public Administration from Flagler College. Brian is a graduate of the James Madison Institute’s Leaders Fellowship, Clay County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Clay, and the Republican National Committee’s Campaign Finance College.
Brian is the Principal of Americana Advisors, LLC – a firm that specializes in public relations, marketing, and political consulting. He is also a Partner at Dixie Strategies, LLC, one of America’s leading political polling firms. Brian’s past experience includes working as the Community Relations Coordinator for the Bradford County School District and as the Community Outreach Director for the Bradford County Sheriff’s Office.
Brian has worked for the Republican Party of Florida and as the Florida Campaign Coordinator for the United States Chamber of Commerce. During President George W. Bush’s administration, Brian worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as an assistant to the State Director of Rural Development, covering Florida and the US Virgin Islands. While in college, he served as an Intern in the United States Congress and the Florida Legislature.
Brian Graham is a former Chairman of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans and served as Florida Chair of the Young Professional Coalitions for both John McCain’s and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns. He was elected as a Delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention and is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. Brian was the Founder and President of both the Clay County Teenage Republicans and Clay County Young Republicans. For his public service, he was admitted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Brian was elected by the citizens of Clay County to the Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District from 2009-2014. In 2012, he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, Inc. Brian also serves on the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Committee, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida Board of Associates, James Madison Institute’s Jacksonville Advisory Board, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare Board of Associates, and on the Chapter Advisory Board for Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at the University of Florida.
Brian Graham comes from a long line of public servants. His mother, Lisa Graham, served on the Clay County School Board from 1990-2014 and is a retired educator. His father, Walter Graham, is the Director of the Florida Division of Unclaimed Property, Past President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, and former Deputy Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida. Brian’s younger brother, Austin Graham, is currently serving as a law enforcement officer.