Tallahassee, FL – The Southern Group is pleased to announce the addition of Avery Lopez to their team. Lopez brings years of experience in Florida politics, earning a reputation as a strategic mind on the campaign trail and a formidable advocate for issues impacting the state.

“Miami Dade County is one of the hottest political markets in the country and Avery has distinguished himself there as a trusted operative who knows how to deliver,” shared Southern Group Founder and Chairman Paul Bradshaw.

Lopez began his career in South Florida, where he worked on political campaigns, including a Presidential Campaign, Congressional campaign, various state legislative campaigns, a municipal campaign and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioner campaigns. He has overseen all facets of the campaign operation, from grassroots to volunteer organization, to logistics, polling, messaging and fundraising.

In the last election cycle, Lopez helped orchestrate the successful campaign of Florida House Representative, Demi Busatta Cabrera and was instrumental in helping newly elected Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera and Miami-Dade County Vice Chairman Anthony Rodriguez secure their wins.

“Having worked with Avery throughout the years, I’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand his professional attitude and strong work ethic,” shared Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera. “I know that he will continue to strive forward and accomplish great things. I look forward to seeing these accomplishments in the years to come.”

Off the campaign trail, Lopez has also served in multiple capacities in state and local government. Since 2019, he has served House District 116 as the Legislative Assistant to Florida House of Representatives, Speaker Designate, Daniel Perez. Throughout his tenure in the Florida House, Lopez cultivated strong relationships with staff and Legislative members among both chambers and across both parties.

“Having had the pleasure of working with Avery, I know his unparalleled work ethic will serve him well in his role. He always finds a way to get the job done, no matter the task before him. Avery is an asset to every team he’s on and I look forward to seeing him excel professionally,” said Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera.

In his capacity at The Southern Group, Lopez will continue to focus on issues impacting Florida by tackling statewide policy and appropriations issues in Tallahassee as well as assisting clients navigate County procurement and policy issues.

“I’ve had the privilege to work with Avery at both the state legislature as well as on the campaign trail,” said Miami Dade County Commission Vice Chair Anthony Rodriguez. “He was a vital part of my operation and always displayed a positive attitude and strong work ethic towards any task thrown at him. I look forward to continuing to work together at the local level.”

Lopez was raised in Miami Dade County and graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He resides in Miami-Dade with his wife Janeth and their daughter. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking throughout the beautiful Florida Keys.

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