Meet Our Executive Board

2022-2023

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Rachel Coutu

Chairwoman

Class of 2024 Political Science major with a minor in Italian.

Rachel is currently interning for the Government Accountability Institute. Previously she was Membership Chair for the Florida State College Republicans, and former intern for U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho. Rachel’s interest in politics began when she worked as a Page for the Florida House of Representatives in 2015. Rachel enjoys hiking, traveling, Italian culture and attending FSU Football games along with practicing her Catholic faith. 

Ernie Sampera Vice Chairman

Ernie Sampera

Vice Chairman

Class of 2024 Political Science major with a minor in Communications.

Ernie was previously employed at the Trump/Pence Florida Headquarters during the 2020 Presidential election, staffer for Anna Paulina Luna’s congressional campaign in Florida’s 13th District, and conducted reporting for Florida’s Voice. He enjoys working out, watching House of Cards, and YouTube clips of Nigel Farage obliterating the European Union.

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Brooks Elson

Treasurer

Class of 2024 Finance major with a minor in French.

Previously serving as Philanthropy Chair for the College Republicans at FSU, Brooks enjoys fundraising for important causes. He has experience working in state and federal government, interning in the Florida House of Representatives for Rene Plasencia and in the U.S. Senate for Rick Scott. Besides political involvement, Brooks enjoys practicing his faith as a member of the Catholic Student Union and following NFL Football and Golf.

Eileen Perez

Eileen Perez

Secretary

Class of 2024  Political Science Major with a minor in Religion.

Eileen is currently employed by the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) focusing on campaign work for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. When she is not actively canvassing Eileen enjoys reading literature, studying history and watching the Star Wars saga. 

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Jared Barreto

Membership Chairman

Class of 2023 Economics major with minors in Political Science/Business

Jared previously interned with the Florida House of Representatives for Congressman Tom Fabricio and is currently employed by The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF).  Campaigning for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. In Jared’s free time he enjoys board games, going to the gym, walking and practicing Catholicism.