Ben Garcia

Georgia Field Director/Region 2

Ben Garcia is from Columbus, Georgia. Since 2020, he has served as a Senate Aide in the Georgia General Assembly as well as travel aide and executive assistant to Lieutenant Governor-Elect Jones’ campaign. Prior to that, Ben interned with Troutman Pepper Strategies.

Luke Hetland

Georgia Field Director/Region 1

Luke Hetland joins the Lieutenant Governor’s office as the Georgia Field Director for region 1. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2021 with a degree in Political Science (Go Dawgs). He has previously worked on Jody Hice’s Secretary of State campaign as well as with Kelly Loeffler’s organization Citizens for a Greater Georgia. In November of 2022, Lucas married his wife Kylee and they reside in Buford.

T.J. Hudson

Georgia Field Representative Program Director/Region 3

A native of South Georgia, TJ Hudson serves as the Lt. Governor’s South Georgia Field Director and will oversee the Statewide Field Representative Program. TJ is a dedicated public servant who is the County Manager and until 2020 was the County Probate Court Judge, Chief Magistrate Court Judge and Elections Superintendent.

Tiffany Hull

Director of Operations and Scheduling

Before joining the Lt. Governor’s Office, Tiffany Hull served as a dedicated volunteer for his campaign prior to joining the campaign staff as his scheduler in June.

Ines Owens

Policy and Communications Director

Ines Owens has more than 12 years of experience working with state policy issues, including over seven years of service under the Gold Dome as a legislative staffer for the Georgia State Senate.

Loree Anne Paradise

Chief of Staff

Loree Anne Paradise is a successful and highly-regarded attorney with experience in campaign finance and regulatory compliance, constitutional and election law litigation, and government affairs management.

Denese Sampson

Director, Constituent Services

Since 1996, Denese Sampson has worked in the Senate as a Legislative Assistant working with Senators from districts across the state of Georgia.

Brad Vaughan

Legislative Director and Counsel

A native Tennessean, Brad Vaughan joins the Lieutenant Governor’s Office after over a decade in private law practice, public policy advocacy, and government service.