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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 3rd district
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Ted Yoho|
Kathryn Christine Cammack
February 16, 1988
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||Metropolitan State University of Denver (BA)
Naval War College (MS)
Kathryn Christine Cammack (/ˈkæmæk/ KAM-mack; born February 16, 1988) is an American politician and political advisor serving as the U.S. representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, Cammack previously served as deputy chief of staff to her predecessor, Representative Ted Yoho, who retired in 2020. She is the second-youngest woman elected to Congress in the 2020 election cycle, behind Democrat Sara Jacobs.
Early life and education
Cammack was born in Denver, Colorado, and raised on a 55-acre cattle ranch. In 2006, she graduated from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado. Cammack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a Master of Science in national defense and strategic studies from the Naval War College. She has said she lived with her mother in an extended-stay motel for four months.
Cammack has said that her family's experience with the federal Home Affordable Modification Program in 2011 inspired her interest in politics. In 2009, she interned with U.S. Representative Mike Coffman. She later joined Ted Yoho's congressional campaign. After Yoho was elected, Cammack served as his deputy chief of staff from 2013 to 2019. In 2019, she left Yoho's office in Washington, D.C. and returned to Florida. Yoho did not seek reelection in 2020, fulfilling his pledge to serve only four terms. Cammack announced her candidacy for Yoho's seat in December 2019.
Cammack also operates an independent political consulting firm. She was heavily favored to win the November general election, in part due to political gerrymandering by Republicans after 2010. In September 2020, Donald Trump endorsed her. After her primary win, Cammack established a leadership PAC.
Cammack ran for chair of the Republican Study Committee but later withdrew her bid for the position and endorsed Kevin Hern.
U.S. House of Representatives
Cammack defeated Democratic nominee Adam Christensen. She assumed office on January 3, 2021.
Cammack is running for reelection though the district lines have changed.
- Republican Study Committee
- Campus Free Speech Caucus
Cammack's husband, Matt Harrison, is a firefighter. Cammack is a Protestant.