July 1, 2019

The new White House press secretary's roots in Arizona

Stephanie Grisham served as a spokeswoman for the Arizona House Republicans.

This week, President Trump announced his latest pick for press secretary. Stephanie Grisham's journey to the West Wing traces back to Arizona. She was spokeswoman for the Arizona House Republicans when she joined the Trump presidential campaign and eventually worked her way up to communications director for First Lady Melania Trump.

For insight into what she may bring to her newest role, Arizona 360 turned to Barrett Marson. Marson is a political consultant for the GOP based in Phoenix and crossed paths with Grisham frequently during her time at the Arizona House of Representatives.

"She is going to be absolutely tenacious. It's how she was here in Arizona. She's a fierce advocate and defender of the people she worked for," Marson said. He also described how her history with the Trump family from the early stages of the president's campaign make her stand apart from her predecessors.

"Unlike Sean Spicer and even Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump knows her well from a time when not many people were supportive of him."

Arizona 360
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