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Christian Ziegler

State Committeeman

 

Christian Ziegler currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and Sarasota County's State Committeeman.

Born in 1983, Ziegler is a life-long Republican and tireless advocate for conservative principles at the local, state and federal levels. He is a small business owner, husband and father, whose goal is to leave an America for his three daughters better than the great America he inherited.

After graduating Florida State University with degrees in Criminology and Political Science, Ziegler worked for the Florida House of Representatives and then in Congress as a legislative assistant, digital director, and constituent services representative for U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan, both in Washington D.C. and his local district office in Sarasota. While working on Capitol Hill, Ziegler provided policy oversight over all federal legislation impacting the nation’s veterans by serving as the lead staffer overseeing Buchanan’s assignment on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, in addition to issues such as immigration, foreign affairs, judiciary, second amendment, housing, social issues, election law and other policy areas.

Following his time with Buchanan, Ziegler entered the private sector to help launch and run the day-to-day operations of a successful start-up company located in Sarasota. After helping to grow that company to over 20 employees and representing over 7,500 automotive dealerships nationwide, Ziegler began his own small business, Microtargeted Media, which specializes in website design, digital media advertising, public relations and communications and operations consulting, and works with political, non-profit and corporate clients.

In addition to his public policy and private-sector experience, Ziegler has been very active within the Republican Party. He was elected to serve as Sarasota County’s Republican State Committeeman in 2012 and 2016, and assisted various campaigns such as Buchanan’s Congressional campaigns (2008, 2010, 2012) and Donald Trump’s successful 2016 Presidential campaign, for which he served as a media surrogate, delegate to the 2016 Republican Convention, and was one of just 304 members of the Electoral College who officially cast votes to make Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States. In January 2019, Ziegler was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida.

As a representative of Republican Party and Media Surrogate for Donald Trump, Christian frequently appears in world, national, state and local media. He has been quoted in the Washington Post and appeared on the One American News Network (OAN), SkyNews Australia, BBC World Service (reaching 210 million each week), every major newspaper in Florida, and local TV affiliates. At the invitation of President Donald Trump, Christian was a participant in the “Social Media Summit” hosted at the White House in July 2019.

At the local level, Christian Ziegler was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2018 by securing over 68% of the vote and winning each of the 101 precincts in Sarasota County against a Republican opponent in the Primary Election and over 55% of the vote against a Democrat opponent in the General Election.

Ziegler’s father is a practicing neurologist living in Serbia and his mother is a life-long educator. Ziegler and his wife Bridget, who currently serves on the Sarasota County School Board, reside in Sarasota with their three daughters, Reagan Reese, Sloane Frances, and Fallon Rose.

Organizations, Boards and Recognitions:

Member of the Electoral College (2016)

Republican Party of Florida Executive Board, Member

Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 16, Chairman

“30 Under 30” Rising Stars in Florida Politics

National Rifle Association, Member

Republican Party of Sarasota Executive Committee, Board Member

Republican of the Year, Republican Party of Sarasota County (2010)

Heritage Foundation, Congressional Fellow

Sarasota Republican Club, Member

Nokomis, Osprey, Venice Area Republican Club, Member

North Port Republican Club, Member

Republican Women’s Club of Sarasota, Member

Republican Club of South Sarasota County, Member

Longboat Key Republican Club, Member

Republican Club of South Sarasota County, Member

2019 Photos and Events