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MEET THE TEAM

Tom Alte - Co-Founder

After flipping the majority in Pinellas County from Republican to Democrat for the first time in 50 years, Tom co-founded Blue Ticket Consulting with the goal of delivering the strategies of a top notch finance operation to municipal, state, and federal races.

Tom delivers general strategic and fundraising advice to campaigns drawing on experience from over a dozen competitive campaigns. Some of his clients include St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Pinellas County Commissioner Pat Gerard, Representative Sean Shaw, and State Attorney Andrew Warren.

In addition to regular client activities, Tom manages Blue Ticket's digital finance strategy, campaign logistics, and political committee operations.

Meagan Salisbury - Co-Founder

Meagan co-founded Blue Ticket Consulting in 2014 and has developed a reputation for winning extremely competitive races and for helping first time candidates execute disciplined and powerful messaging campaigns.

Some of Meagan's clients include Representative Ben Diamond, Councilwoman Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, and Councilwoman Darden Rice.

Meagan works closely with Blue Ticket staff to oversee data strategy and the firm's workflow process. She also tracks candidate statistics to ensure Blue Ticket clients are getting the highest level of support from their campaign efforts. Meagan is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a member of the Florida Bar.

Brittany Barefoot - Data Director

Brittany manages donor contact and database maintenance for Blue Ticket clients. She ensures that campaign pledges and relevant call data are used to increase net receipts for clients. She also manages the research operations for the firm.

Brittany began working on campaigns as an intern for Judithanne McLauchlan's State Senate race and worked closely on Lisa Wheeler-Bowman's St. Petersburg City Council race. She was also Call Time Manager for Eric Lynn's race for the United States Congress.

Brittany works out of North Florida and is the primary contact for the firm's outreach North of I-4.

Samantha Pollara - Account Executive

Samantha joins Blue Ticket after working with Hillary Clinton's campaign in Sarasota. Her background is mostly in campaign organizing, mobilizing grassroots activists, and GOTV operations.

She also worked with the Resource Development Department of AMIkids, Inc., a non-profit that supports at-risk youth. She is actively involved in Democratic groups and causes - currently serving as the Vice President for the Hillsborough Chapter of the Florida Young Democrats and in May, she served as Convention Chair for the Florida Young Democrats 2017 Statewide Convention.

Samantha works with candidates to execute their campaign plan and build a winning organization from the ground up.

Elliot Polur - Account Executive

Elliot worked on Pat Gerard’s 2014 campaign for County Commission in campaign finances. There, he managed campaign databases and records, and organized volunteer events.
 
He followed that experience with another success as Ben Diamond's Deputy Campaign Manager for his State House victory. Elliot joined Blue Ticket to handle special projects for the firm - guiding candidates as they build out their teams and establishing a winning strategy.
 
In addition to working with Blue Ticket, Elliot is currently a student at Wesleyan University, where he is studying American Government and Politics and Romance Languages.

 


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