Senator Mike Braun Taps Former EPA Spokesman
Freshman Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) has named Jahan Wilcox as his Communications Director. Wilcox most recently served as the Senior Strategic Communications Advisor to former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who resigned amid a host of scandals. Wilcox himself came under fire for calling a reporter a “piece of trash” when she called him asking for a comment on the financial scandals surrounding Pruitt. The longtime GOP operative resigned less than a week after Pruitt’s departure. Prior to that, Wilcox was the Communications Director for ND Governor Doug Burgum’s gubernatorial campaign, where he was responsible for debate prep, media training, and served as the Communications Director for Burgum’s transition team. The 2005 St. Norbert College graduate also previously held several management roles, including as Director of Rapid Response for Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) 2016 presidential campaign, National Press Secretary for NRSC, Director of Rapid Response for the RNC, and more.