Personnel note: The LIBRE Initiative taps Daniel Martinez as Florida coalitions director
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Martinez most recently worked as a legislative aide to Sen. Manny Diaz Jr.

The LIBRE Initiative-Florida will announce today that it has hired Daniel Martinez as its Florida coalitions director.

The LIBRE Initiative is an interest group aimed at building support for libertarian views on limited government, property rights, school choice and the economy within Hispanic communities. It is backed by Americans for Prosperity, part of the Koch family network.

In his new role, Martinez will work with LIBRE activists, volunteers and staff members across the state to advance the organization’s priorities.

Martinez comes to LIBRE with 10 years of professional experience working in state government, political campaigning, grassroots coalition building and most recently as a legislative aide to Hialeah Republican Sen. Manny Diaz Jr.

“As the son of Cuban immigrants who fled to this country seeking opportunity and liberty, Daniel understands how important it is to break down barriers that are preventing people — including Florida’s Latino community — from living out their version of the American Dream. I am excited to see how Daniel will help LIBRE expand its footprint in the Sunshine State,” LIBRE Initiative executive director David Velazquez said.

AFP-FL state director Skylar Zander added, “I couldn’t be happier to welcome Daniel to the Florida team. Over the years, Daniel and I have worked on issues of mutual importance and have seen Daniel’s enthusiasm, energy and passion to help expand opportunity and freedom for all. I am confident that Daniel will bring this same passion in his new role as coalitions director.”

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


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