Jeb Bush, Jr. named co-chair of MavPAC Florida

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The son of former Gov. Jeb Bush will co-chair the Florida branch of MavPAC, an organization of young professional Republicans.

Jeb Bush Jr. joins over 20 young attorneys, business and civic leaders as Regional Chairs to support the PAC’s efforts in Florida. MavPAC is a conservative group boasting more than 3,500 members throughout 20 chapters nationwide; the goal of MavPAC Florida is to promote the interests of the state GOP.

Other Tampa-based MavPAC Regional Chairs named today are community activist Glenton “Glen” Gilzean Jr., real estate lawyer Rob Gidel Jr. and business litigation attorney E. Tyler Cathey.

“I’m excited to welcome Jeb Bush Jr. to the MavPAC Florida team,” said national MavPAC board member Slater Bayliss in a statement. “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.”

In addition to co-chairing MavPAC Florida, Jeb Bush, Jr. also serves as Managing Partner for Jeb Bush & Associates and is President of Bush Realty, LLC.  Bush had worked with Fairchild Partners, a Coral Gables commercial real estate firm.  Jeb earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and an International Real Estate Finance master’s from Florida International University.

“Jeb Jr. and Slater Bayliss are uniquely qualified to ensure MavPAC Florida’s success,” said the former Governor 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.”

The recent Orlando MavPAC National Annual Conference attracted a long list of GOP leaders, including the senior Jeb Bush, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. The three-day event also featured rising conservative stars such as Florida Speaker of the House Will Weatherford and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. 

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