Kat Cammack is a conservative candidate running for Florida’s 3rd Congressional district. She was born in Colorado and raised on a small cattle ranch outside of Denver. The daughter of a single mother, she was taught the value of hard work at a very early age and was active in 4-H, rodeo, and sports growing up. As the 3rd generation in the family business of monuments and commercial sandblasting, Kat learned early on the pressures and challenges that small family businesses face ranging from labor challenges to regulations. In 2011, her family received the devastating news that they lost their cattle ranch and was forced to evict. After being homeless for over four months, Kat was contacted by Ted Yoho about joining his campaign in Florida. Motivated by her recent personal experience with the failures of big government, she agreed and traveled to Florida in September of 2011. Upon arrival in Florida, she joined the Ted Yoho for Congress campaign as Ted's campaign manager and helped secure Ted's victory in the 2012 national upset election.
Most recently served as Congressman Ted Yoho’s Deputy Chief of Staff on issues ranging from politics, strategy, and communications. Specifically, in her capacity as Deputy Chief of Staff, she was responsible for the Congressman’s economic development programs, grants, district foreign trade and diplomacy efforts, and district and State-wide communications. As the head of the Congressman’s various advisory councils, she communicated on behalf of the numerous committees on issues and legislation related to the Congressman and his work. Finally, she maintained oversight of the Congressman’s Human Trafficking Task Force. During her time in Congressman Yoho's office, she successfully led the efforts to secure four new VA clinics within the district as well as crafted the framework of a successful economic development program called Project Putnam.
Kat & Congressman Ted Yoho at Project Putnam Event
Congressional Candidate Kat Cammack
Kat is a graduate of the Metropolitan State University of Denver where she earned a degree in International Relations with an Emphasis on Trade and Commerce and a minor in Economics. She earned her Master’s degree in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. Kat was awarded 30 under 30 for National Politics in 2016 by Red Alert Politics. She is the incoming President of the Newberry Jonesville Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of the Alachua County NRA Foundation. Kat is also the founder and President of Grit Strategies, a media, marketing and consulting firm based in North Florida.
Kat receiving Master's Diploma from General Mattis in 2018
She is married to Gainesville native, Matt Harrison who is a Firefighter/Paramedic & SWAT Medic. Together, they co-founded a non-profit organization called “The Grit Foundation” whose mission is to support local law enforcement, first responders, and veterans. Together, they enjoy traveling, skeet shooting, fishing and keeping up with their chickens, ducks, and dogs. They are proud to call Gainesville home.