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Emily Benavides

P2 Public Affairs


Last updated: May 30, 2023

Emily Benavides is a Republican communications operative, with more than a decade of Congressional and campaign experience. She currently serves as senior vice president at P2 Public Affairs. Prior to joining P2, Emily served as Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rob Portman’s communications director. Emily advises clients using the communications, crisis, and strategic lessons learned in both chambers of Congress as well as on the Jeb! 2016 presidential campaign, Governor Rick Snyder’s re-election campaign in 2014, the 2012 Romney presidential campaign, and at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. 

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