The Florida Chapter of Maverick PAC launched in the summer of 2011 through a joint event in Miami with our friends at SunPAC. Most recently, the chapter held a large event at the Presidency Five Straw Poll in Orlando with special guests Will Weatherford (Speaker Designate of the Florida House), Commissioner Adam Putnam, and a number of local and state officials.
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. The firm serves some of the most recognized and respected companies in the world, from Fortune 500 publicly traded industry leaders to small non-profit organizations.
Bayliss received a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from the University of Iowa. He attended graduate school at the Florida State University where he received a Masters of Applied American Policy and Politics. Recently collaborated on a book entitled, The 2008 Elections in Florida. The book analyzes multiple types of data and changes in voter registration and turnout over time while comparing the electoral behavior of groups in Florida to those of the nation as a whole. He and his wife, Sara, met at the University of Iowa and reside in Tallahassee. They are the proud parents of Brooks and Blair.
Armando Gutierrez Jr.
Armando Gutierrez Jr, is a partner at a privately held investment company. Most recently Gutierrez has entered into negotiations with the New York Yankees to explore relocating there minor league team to Central Florida.
Gutierrez has been involved in public service since college. When he founded the University of Miami College Republicans, and eventually was elected State Chairman.
Gutierrez is a member of the Florida House on Capital Hill, and on the board of Here’s Help a substance abuse center.
Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a masters from Harvard University.