Christina Johnson

(Tallahassee, FL) – September 12, 2013 – Maverick PAC is thrilled to announce that Jeb Bush Jr. will join Slater Bayliss to co-chair the Maverick PAC Florida effort. MavPAC Florida is part of a national organization that is engaging young professional Republicans in the political process. Today, over 20 attorneys, community and business leaders across Florida were also named as Regional Chairs in support of Florida’s efforts.

“I’m excited to welcome Jeb Bush Jr. to the MavPAC Florida team,” said Slater Bayliss, who also serves on the national MavPAC board. “MavPAC Florida’s goal is to attract young, professional conservatives who are actively involved in the most important issues affecting the future of our state and our nation. I look forward to working with Jeb Jr. as we continue to provide a vehicle to put those ideals into action.”

Nationally, more than 3,500 members in over 20 chapters have made an impressive impact in leadership positions for many local, state, and federal campaigns. MavPAC leads an aggressive outreach campaign to garner support among a new breed of Republicans dedicated to electing public officials that will achieve measurable outcomes for the Party.

“Conservative policies are working to turn around our economy in Florida, and I am glad that Maverick PAC’s Jeb Jr. and Slater are blazing the trail for the next-generation of Republicans,” said Governor Rick Scott. “We have a unique opportunity for young reform-minded conservatives to shape the direction of our great state and our nation.”

MavPAC recently hosted its National Annual Conference in Miami with an impressive roster of speakers, including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam, and United States Senator Marco Rubio. The three day event also served as host to Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford and other rising stars across the country including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez.

“Jeb Jr. and Slater Bayliss are uniquely qualified to ensure MavPAC Florida’s success,” said former Governor Jeb Bush. “As young professionals who are involved in their communities and the political process, they have the experience and knowledge in how to encourage their peers across Florida to support the conservative leaders America needs. With these two leading the charge, MavPAC Florida will make a distinct mark in Republican politics.”

“MavPAC is changing the game by helping to elect a new generation of Republican that will help put our country back on track,” said Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford. “By bringing new, young Republicans into the fold, Jeb Jr. and Slater will ensure our party’s future is bright and filled with hard-working, principled-centered candidates that will help restore the promise of America.”

Regional Chairs announced today include Miami: Luis Andre Gazitua, Gazitua Letelier, Edward Crawford, Goldman Sachs and Nicole Desiree Valls, Valls Group Inc. and Global Miami Joint Ventures; Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach: Keith Sonderling, Gunster Law Firm; Tampa: E. Tyler Cathey, Englander Fischer, Robert “Rob” Gidel, Jr., Holland & Knight and Glenton “Glen” Gilzean Jr., Step Up For Students; Orlando: Lucas Boyce, Orlando Magic, Alan Florez, Brown
& Brown Insurance and Armando Gutierrez Jr, privately held investment company; The Villages: Justin Wilson, The Villages, Jacksonville: Brian Harris, Akerman Senterfitt and Kristin Seay, CSX Transportation, Tallahassee: Brandi Brown, Foundation for Excellence in Education, Jose Gonzalez, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Toby Philpot, Health Management Associates and Michael Sevi, Office of the Governor; Pensacola: Doug Bates, Clark, Partington, Hart and Frank White, CollegeFrog. For complete biographical listing of MavPAC Regional Chairs, please go to www.MaverickPAC.com.

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About Maverick PAC Florida

MavPAC Florida’s main goals are to build a network of like-minded, rising young professionals across the state of Florida; to promote the interests of the Republican Party of Florida and the national party; to support the election of Republican candidates (incumbents and challengers) in Florida and across the country; and to advocate for the active involvement of MavPAC members in state and federal government. For additional information please go to www.MaverickPAC.com.

About Jeb Bush, Jr.

Jeb Bush, Jr. currently serves as Managing Partner for Jeb Bush & Associates, LLC and President of Bush Realty, LLC.  Previously, Jeb worked with Fairchild Partners, Inc. a full service commercial real estate firm located in Coral Gables, Florida.  Jeb earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s in International Real Estate Finance from Florida International University.  He also serves as a Managing Partner of FracStar Logistics LLC, a Texas-based oil and gas services business and Gold Krown, LLC, a Florida-based Real Estate Investment Fund. Additionally, Jeb is a co-founder of SunPAC – National Hispanic Outreach, Inc. – which promotes conservative values and principles to the Hispanic Community. Jeb is chairman of the Friends of St. Jude and is on the National St. Jude Board. He is also a board member of BBVA Compass South Florida Advisory Board, the National Immigration Forum based in Washington D.C., Habitat for Humanity – Miami and is a host committee member of the WGC – Cadillac Golf Championship in Doral, Florida.

About Slater Bayliss

Slater Bayliss is a partner in The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners, a political and government affairs firm which represents businesses and organizations before the Florida Legislature and State agencies. Slater is a member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and has been a registered lobbyist in the State of Florida since 2003.  Prior to joining the Advocacy Group, Slater was the Executive Director of Floridians for Responsible Spending and served in Governor Jeb Bush’s administration in the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development. Preceding his tenure in the Governor’s office, Slater functioned as special assistant to the Convention Manager for the 2000 Republican National Convention and in various political capacities for the Bush-Cheney Victory effort. Slater also served as Deputy Policy Director on Jeb Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial race and on the political team for the George W. Bush Iowa straw poll effort in 1999. He currently serves on the National Board of Maverick PAC and sits on the Board of the Florida Coalition for Capital and the Board of Directors for Tree House of Tallahassee.

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