Florida Federation of Teenage Republicans

Advocating issues that matter to the young people of Florida

State Executive Board Officers 2015-2016

Chairman, Skylar Collins

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 904.615.7118

Skylar Collins currently lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his mother, brother, and Great Dane Atlas. After living in Kansas City, Kansas and Clemson, South Carolina. Skylar has been involved with TARS since 2014 and has worked on with multiple political campaigns and legislation teams. besides his political endeavors, he enjoys, Flying, Sailing, Surfing, Offshore Fishing, and writing. 

Skylar has been a Junior Executive on SOAR, the largest special needs organization in the U.S. Has founded a teen leadership organization called Teen Leader, which assists teens in there local communities achieve opportunities that would other wise not exist. is authoring a book called, 'The Tribal Wars," which will bring awareness to areas like Ethiopia that suffer from the awful practice of FGMs (Female Genital Mutilation). Skylar is a foundational individual that has a basis of thee things, God, Family, and leadership.  Skylar is dedicated to assist you in any way and loves hearing about peoples stories and where they want to be in life. Reach out, he would be happy to hear from you! 

Vice Chairman, Alexis Moriatis

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Alexis Moraitis was born in Naples, Italy and lived there for two years while her dad was serving in the US Navy. Alexis is a third generation Fort Lauderdale resident and she has attended Westminster Academy since preschool.  She is currently a junior and President of the school’s TARs Club. 

Alexis has volunteered on the George Moraitis campaign since 2009 and she served as a Messenger for the Florida Legislature in 2014. She interned for the City of Fort Lauderdale over the summer in the neighborhood support division of the City Manager’s office.  Alexis served as a Public Relations intern for Westminster Academy and she is part of Youth Leadership Broward Class of XXIX.

Alexis is a certified lifeguard and she has been on the varsity water polo team since 8th grade. She currently volunteers in the NICU Maternity Ward and has volunteered at Holy Cross Hospital since 8th grade. In her free time she loves playing beach volleyball, surfing, and traveling. She aspires to attend the University of Florida or Florida State University and practice law.

Secretary, Bert Fletcher

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Bert Fletcher, the secretary, is a junior at Boone High School in Orlando. In addition to being president of his high school's young republicans club, he also runs varsity cross country and track and is an active member in many other campus organizations. He is also an Eagle Scout. After high school, he plans to go into the military as an officer.

Treasurer, John Schulten 

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John Schulten, the treasury, has been involved with TARS since the age of 12 when he served as executive director for Volusia County TARS. Shortly after, John co-founded the Flagler county teenage republicans club and is currently the chair. He enjoys being involved in politics and hopes that he will help bring a positive impact to the future of our country. During his free time John enjoys collecting firearms and other historical items. 

Executive Director, Nick Gennete

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Nick is currently a junior at Jensen Beach High School and is the founder and president of the Jensen Beach High School Teenage Republicans. In the last few months he has volunteered for the Brian Mast congress campaign and how's become a team leader of the campaign. Nick is on his high school lacrosse team and enjoys playing golf. In the future, nick aspires to serve our nation by attending the military. 

Political Director, Troy Surloff

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Troy Surloff became interested in politics when former Congressman, Allen West, came to speak at his middle school in 2012. In 2015, Troy joined the St. Lucie County TARS and in shortly over a year, has climbed the ranks, currently serving as the Vice Chairman. Troy is involved in the RPOF’s Republican Leadership Initiative where he is a fellow and a core team member for his region and has logged countless hours of his time to campaigning by phone banking and public events. In the spring of 2016, he completed an independent internship with St. Lucie County Commissioner, District 1: Chris Dzadovsky, Vice Chairman.

Aside from politics, Troy is currently a junior in Fort Pierce Central High School’s Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Programs, where he will finish with his Associates Degree in Public Administration, through Indian River State College. As Founder and President of the only International Key Club in St. Lucie County, current Student Government Vice President, National Honor Society Parliamentarian, National Beta Club Parliamentarian, Pre Collegiate Club Parliamentarian, and former Class President for his freshman and sophomore class, Troy is dedicated to encouraging other teenagers to become more educated and actively involved in his community. Troy is highly involved in his church, Fort Pierce Westside Church, where he serves on the First Impression Team as a Greeter on Sunday mornings and helps manage the youth sports programs. Troy enjoys watching FOX News as he runs at the gym, attending youth group and church trips, and going to the beach or sports games with his friends. 

Communications Director, Savannah Alday

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Savannah Alday was born in South Florida and has attended Westminster Academy since kindergarten. This year is Savannah's last year in high school. Some of the school organizations that she has been a part of are the Spring Musicals, she was part of the stage crew, and a variety of clubs. In eighth grade she joined the varsity basketball team and has been a captian on the team since sophomore year. Savannah also has participated in water polo since ninth grade, she started on the state qualifying team.

Not only has she particated in sports, Savannah has also been a part of many community leadership groups. Last year she participated in Student ACE's and was also choosen to represent Florida at the Freedoms Foundation Leadership Summit in the Spring. This year Savannah is also the communications director for Key Club.  She is considering pursing a degree in communications and hopes that through these position she will gain experience.

Junior Advisor, Mary

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Mary is a freshman at Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida. Mary served as Executive Director of FFTARS from 2014-2015, and went on to serve as Vice Chairwoman of FFTARS from 2015-2016. Mary is very active in the Catholic Church and was recently honored by Bishop Estevez of the Diocese of St. Augustine for her 700+ service hours in the Church throughout high school. Mary enjoys everything about living in Florida. She spends her free time sailing, flying, and campaigning. 

Senior AdvisorStafford Jones

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Stafford Jones is the current Senior Advisor for FFTARs, a position he has held since February 2014. Stafford currently serves as the Chairman of the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee, a post he has held for 9 years. He has previously served on the Republican Party of Florida Executive Board and was recognized as the 2013 Chairman of the Year at the RPOF Statesman's Dinner. He has vast experience with Republican campaigns and GOP politics. 

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