David Jolly is PolitiFact's Republican guest columnist and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives serving Florida's 13th congressional district from 2014 to 2017. He is a former Washington lobbyist and aide to C.W. Bill Young.
Jolly is not part of the PolitiFact staff and will not write fact-checks and have no say in what or who we fact-check. Instead, his role is to use their expertise to provide additional insight about our work. This work is being funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.