Joel Valdez has been the communication director of Matt Gaetz, an American lawyer, and politician who has served as the Us representative for the Florida 1st congressional district since 2017. The two are in the headlines after it emerged that they were having a romantic affair.
According to three independent sources, Whistleblower Rebekah Jones tweeted Matt Gaetz is believed to be having an affair with his press secretary, Joel Valdez. Gaetz’s office and his wife have not responded to requests for comment. This is not Gaetz’ first affair, nor is it his first w/a man.”
He serves as a republican politician who was an ally of former President Donald Trump and a proponent of far-right politics. Gaetz announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Ginger Luckey, the sister of Oculus VR founder and major Republican donor Palmer Luckey in Dec 2021. The couple celebrated their marriage in August 2021.
Joel Valdez Age
His age is estimated to be 23/24 based on the year he graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 2017
Get to Know Joel Valdez, Matt Gaetz Press Secretary
Valdez worked as Gaetz’s communication from April 2021. According to one of his tweets celebrating his birthday, he was born on Feb 11 and is currently in his mid-20s. He graduated from UIC College Prep in 2017. He describes himself on his Twitter bio as a Communications Director for Rep Matt Gaetz. Valdez is an Executive Producer of Firebrand POD. Firebrand with Matt Gaetz gives the listener full access to a behind-the-scenes look into the Swamp of Washington without the spin of Fake News. Valdez describes himself as a former War Room Analyst for Trump’s 2020 campaign.
ValdezHe attended the University of Illinois Chicago from 2016 to 2017. He also studied political science for a year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Chapaign.
He initially worked as an intern in 2019 for North Carolina’s 11th Cogresation District, Mark Meadows. His first posting for Gaetz’s team was a month-long internship in 2020, followed by a role as an analyst for Trump’s War Room. Valdez accepted a position as the press secretary of Matt Gaetz’s congressional campaign. In that role, he posted several photos with his boss Gaetz and President Donald Trump.
His pinned tweet reads, posted on Jan 7, 2023, reads, “I am extremely proud of my boss @RepMattGaetz for working to secure the most transformational rules in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives and showing the country what FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE looks like!
We’re ready for the next battle.”
Who is Matt Gatz?
Gaetz is the son of renowned Florida politician Don Gaetz. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach in, Florida. He is a graduate of the William & Mary Law School. Gabriefly worked in private practice before running for state representative. Gaetz served as a Florida House Rep from 2010 to 2016. He has been receiving nationwide attention for defending Florida’s controversial “stand-you-ground-law.” In 2016, Gaetz was elected to the US House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 2018, 2020, and 2022.