Rachel Sams has been named the new NRA-ILA Grassroots Coordinator for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Sams grew up in Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Bethel University. In 2013, she earned her Law Enforcement certification at the College of Central Florida. Sams was a police officer in Ocala until 2017. She has volunteered for several organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the End to Walk Alzheimer’s, and Marion County Public Schools.
“I have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of a mission that is so critical to all of us as Americans- Second Amendment,” Sams wrote on Facebook. “I am proud to unveil that I am one of seven of the nation’s NRA-ILA Grassroots Coordinator. I will be serving FL, GA, SC, AL. The ILA division of the National Rifle Association is the institute for legislative action, in which I will be the liaison to the public as it relates to Second Amendment legislative issues.”
Sams continued, “We have so much in store coming up, and I’m blessed to have been given this opportunity to advocate for what I believe is our most vital Amendment of our United States Constitution. Without 2A, the rest is impossible!”
In 2022, Sams ran for Marion County Commissioner but was defeated by Carl Zalak.
Rachel lives in Marion County, Florida, with her husband, Matt Sams, and their daughter.