Alex Conant Biography
Alex Conant (Roger Alexander Conant)is a political operative, media analyst, and consultant from the United States. He is a part-owner of Firehouse Strategies, a consulting firm, and served as the Communications Director for Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign.
How old is Alex Conant? – Age
Alex was born in New York, United States. He is around 42 years as of 2022.
Where did Alex Conant go to school? – Education
He acquired his bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after graduating from St. Paul Academy in 1998. He was the editor-in-chief of The Badger Herald, a student newspaper, throughout his stay at the university.
Alex Conant – Family
His parents, Ingrid J. Conant and Roger R. Conant raised him in Sunfish Lake, Minnesota. His dad was the chairman and chief investment officer of Magni Asset Management in Minneapolis, and his mom runs two farms in Lime Springs, Iowa.
Conant got married communications executive Caitlin O’Connor Dunn in 2014. The pair currently resides in Washington, DC.
What is Conant Salary?
His salary is under review.
Conant Net Worth
He receives an estimated net worth that ranges from $1 Million to $5 Million.
Alex Conant Career
Conant’s first exposure to politics came when he was still in high school. He volunteered for Rudy Boschwitz’s Senate campaign in 1996 and afterward worked on Norm Coleman’s mayoral re-election campaign in 1997 and his candidacy for governor of Minnesota in 1998. Conant deferred his university entrance to continue working on Coleman’s campaign until 1999, and while at university, he worked on Coleman’s 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. Conant began working as a press secretary for Senator John Thune of South Dakota in 2005, then became deputy press secretary for the Office of Management and Budget in 2006, and then served as a White House press secretary under George W. Bush.
Following his service at the White House, Conant worked for the Republican National Committee as the national press secretary in 2008. (RNC). His service with the Republican National Committee was discussed in Campaigns and Elections. During the 2008 election, Conant was the RNC’s national press secretary, and he launched an e-mail attack on the media’s inboxes—but in a nice manner.”
Tim Pawlenty’s presidential candidacy in 2012
Conant began advising Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2009. During Pawlenty’s 2012 presidential campaign, he served as his communications director and then as his national press secretary.
Marco Rubio press secretary
Conant was appointed as a spokesman and advisor for Marco Rubio in 2011, and he worked for him for nearly five years. Before joining the presidential campaign, he served as a press secretary in Senator Marco Rubio’s office. He later worked as a senior adviser on Rubio’s re-election campaign for the Senate.
Joni Ernst’s campaign for the United States Senate in 2014
Conant worked as a senior advisor on Joni Ernst’s 2014 Senate campaign in Iowa. Conant was sent by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, along with his wife, to help Ernst near the end of her campaign.
Marco Rubio’s presidential candidacy in 2016.
Conant went from Rubio’s Senate office to his Political Action Committee (PAC) in March 2015, and in April he was named the presidential campaign’s communications director and worked as the campaign’s senior spokesman. In March 2016, Conant made waves when CNN canceled an interview with him when he challenged the network’s allegation that Rubio’s campaign was considering suspending operations. He also assisted Rubio in making a strategic shift in his immigration reform approach, and later worked as a communications advisor for Rubio’s 2016 Senate campaign.
Conant is a co-founder of Firehouse Strategies, a political consulting firm. Conant, Terry Sullivan, and Will Holley founded Firehouse Tactics in June 2016, specializing in fast-paced communications strategies.
Political commentator, author, and speaker
He has served on every national election in the last 15 years and is a regular guest on Fox News, CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, and CNBC to talk politics and communications. He writes for CBS News as a political contributor and has been published in prominent magazines such as Politico, The Wall Street Journal, and The Weekly Standard. He is a sought-after national and international speaker who has been called “one of the GOP’s best-connected operatives in Washington and a familiar face on talk shows.”