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.


Recent stories from David Jolly

GOP guest column: Fact-check on Kanye, black workers rightly stuck to facts

"PolitiFact’s April 26 rating of President Donald Trump’s assertion that "black unemployment" is at a historic low under his administration reflects perfectly the important and disciplined work of fact-checkers, agnostic of political opinion and strictly adherent to the accuracy or inaccuracy of a politician’s statement."

Guest column: Giffords group was right about Ryan blocking gun bills

"Giffords PAC recently claimed that Paul Ryan has 'blocked all effort to strengthen our nation’s gun laws.' PolitiFact rated the statement Mostly False. I would have rated the statement Mostly True."