Our Team

Randy Enwright

Co-Founder

Randy Enwright is co-founder of the Election Management Solutions.  Randy founded EM Campaigns in the fall of 2003 after more than two decades in campaign and political party management. In 2017, as EM Campaigns was starting its 14th year, Randy and his long-time business partner Jim Rimes decided to rename the company Election Management Solutions. The firm continues to successfully specialize in planning and executing winning campaigns.

Randy’s reputation for integrity and success has propelled him to the top of Republican politics in Florida and around the country.  Over the last two decades, Randy has been a key strategist for many important issues moving through the Florida Legislature.  Under his leadership, the company helped lead the effort to deregulate the telecommunication industry, reform tort laws, and maintain the Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday.

Randy’s extensive career in campaign management and political consulting began in the early 1980s. He managed the 1988 George Bush for President Campaign in Missouri, and served as Political Director of the Missouri Republican Party.

Additionally, Randy served terms as the Executive Director of both the Republican Party of Iowa and the Republican Party of Florida.  Under Randy’s guidance, both state parties set fundraising records along the way to exceptional electoral success.  In fact, with Randy at the helm of the Republican Party of Florida, the Sunshine State became the first southern state since reconstruction to gain Republican control of both the executive and the legislative branches.  Randy also served as a Regional Political Director for the Republican National Committee, a position that took him to several states throughout the Midwest and the South.

Given Florida’s critical nature in presidential politics, for most of the past decade Randy has served as a senior advisor to the Republican National Committee, specifically covering Florida. Randy played a key role in the successful campaigns of former Governor Jeb Bush and President George W. Bush, as well as the campaigns of Attorney General Bill McCollum, Congressmen Bilirakis, Gaetz, and Rooney, and State Senators Don Gaetz, Kathleen Passidomo, and Joe Negron.

Randy continues to work closely with the state and national party, helping to coordinate the voter contact programs and overall strategy.

Randy and his wife Karla reside in Tallahassee. The couple has two children, Marina and Brody.

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Jim Rimes

Co-Founder

Jim Rimes is co-founder of Election Management Solutions. After working with Randy at EM Campaigns for the better part of 14 years, Randy and Jim decided to rename the company while still continuing its focus on delivering successful outcomes for its clients.  Jim has experience both inside and outside of the process.  Jim has served as a Deputy Chief of Staff for a Republican Governor, staff director in the Florida Senate Majority Office and Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida.  His 23 years of experience in Florida politics, brings a unique blend of skills in government, politics, and technology.

Most recently, Jim served as the Staff Director for the Senate Majority Office.  In his role as Staff Director Jim worked with Majority Leader Benacquisto to facilitate the management of legislation in committee and on the Senate floor.  Jim was responsible for leading a team to coordinate with the Senate President’s office regarding policy needs and managed the communication needs of the Republican caucus including the use of video and social media.

Jim served as the Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida. Under his leadership, the RPOF thrived. Jim’s team partnered with FOX News, CNN/YouTube, and Univision to plan three nationally-televised debates during the 2008 Presidential Primary. The RPOF hosted a Presidency 4 event with 3,000-plus Republican activists from across the state and over 300 members of the media from across the nation. In addition to these major national events, Jim oversaw record-breaking fundraising efforts, successful voter registration and GOTV initiatives, and implemented enhanced communications with the media and grassroots supporters. Jim played a crucial role in the overwhelming passage of Amendment 1 in January, an initiative that cuts taxes for homeowners and businesses.

Prior to serving as Executive Director of the RPOF, Jim served as a Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Charlie Crist.  In this capacity, Jim assisted the Governor with policy formulation and implementation through legislation and the budgetary process. Jim directly assisted Governor Crist with the supervision of several of state agencies, including the Department of Management Services, the Department of State, and the Agency for Workforce Innovation.  He helped coordinate relations with Florida Cabinet agencies, the members of the media and the general public.

Jim also served as Director of Operations for the Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign, where he was responsible for developing and executing direct voter contact programs. He coordinated media buys, commercial shoots, radio production and all external vendors, as well as working with the Chief of Staff and Political Director to develop the campaign’s budget and strategic plan.  In addition to his responsibilities for the daily management of the campaign’s financial resources, Jim coordinated all activities relating to technology, providing him with exceptional experience that proved to be an invaluable benefit to the Governor’s Office, Republican Party of Florida, and now to the Enwright Rimes Consulting.

During his tenure with Enwright Rimes Consulting, Jim served as the general consultant to several successful campaigns, including Congressman Matt Gaetz and Gus Bilirakis, State Senators Jeff Brandes, Kathleen Passidomo, Joe Negron and State Representatives Halsey Beshears, Jamie Grant, John Tobia, Brad Drake, Clay Ingram and Bill Hager. He has managed several issue advocacy campaigns on a statewide basis, utilizing direct mail, radio advertising and telemarketing.”

A Florida native, Jim graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Jim resides in Tallahassee.

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Clay Barker

Consultant and Project Manager

Clay Barker graduated from Florida State University in 2011 and began his career with State Representative Jeff Brandes in the 2011 Legislative Session. The following year, during the 2012 campaign cycle, Clay oversaw the grassroots efforts of Jeff Brandes’ successful campaign for the Florida Senate.

Following the victory, Clay returned to the Florida House of Representatives to serve as Legislative Aide to State Representative Jake Raburn where he helped guide the freshman legislator’s priorities through the Chamber.

After a successful legislative session, Clay joined a Tampa-based government affairs and consulting firm to manage their political client’s during the 2014 election cycle. In this role, Clay provided strategic planning and guidance to local and state legislative campaigns, including budget overview, fundraising, media development, public relations, polling and grassroots coordination.

In 2015, Clay moved back to Tallahassee to serve as Political Director for the Republican Party of Florida where he helped develop and execute an effective statewide voter contact and engagement plan and served as the point of contact between all elected Republican officials and the Party. Clay was featured in the “30 under 30 Rising Stars in Florida Politics” by SaintPetersBlog, a Florida political blog later that year.

Clay joined Election Management Solutions in March of 2016, bringing with him a valuable network of statewide contacts and experience in a wide variety of policy areas.

Clay resides in Tallahassee with his wife Heather and their two children, Lucas and Lily.

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Zach Monahan

Digital Director

Zach Monahan began his career in politics as a press assistant at the Republican Party of Florida in 2015, where he wrote content and opinion editorials featured in nationally read publications, including the International Review, the Miami Herald, and the Palm Beach Post. During his time at RPOF, Zach also worked closely with the digital staff to craft Facebook and Twitter content for the state party’s nearly 200,000 followers.

During the 2016 election cycle, Zach founded Monahan Strategies and worked with the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee to write copy for targeted mail programs in competitive races around the state. For these races, Zach analyzed closely targeted data in each district to identify key issues of engagement for voters and create personalized content for direct mail use, cumulating in the creation of nearly one hundred individual mail pieces. His creative work in the 2016 elections assisted the victories of Florida State Senator Young, Senator Perry, and Senator Flores.

Zach joined Election Management Solutions following the 2016 election cycle as Digital Director, where he has relied on creative talent and data analytics to produce measurable results for our clients. He assisted with the creation of our sister company, Supernova Digital, which provides social media strategy, email marketing, online fundraising, and web design services to campaigns and organizations searching for a digital edge over the competition.

Zach grew up in Central Florida and enjoys playing guitar, reading, playing video games, and watching Florida State football. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and lives in Tallahassee.

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