Rep. Debbie Mayfield's lucrative contract
Florida Trend has a good story on the controversial Florida High School Athletic Association, including a nugget that was news to us: State Rep. Debbie Mayfield, a mortgage broker, landed a $122,000 marketing contract with the non-profit athletics regulator with some help from her campaign consultant David Milner.
...Mayfield says that Millner, who had produced TV campaign ads for her and knew she was looking for new professional opportunities, told her about the request for proposals. She says he suggested they bid on it together, since she and Dearing had known each other for many years, ever since Mayfield’s late husband, former state Rep. Stan Mayfield, was on the Indian River School Board that hired Dearing in 1993.
Ultimately, FHSAA awarded the radio and video streaming portion of its marketing to the Pensacola company; the website portion went to Millner. Mayfield got the sponsorship marketing contract and will receive a $122,000 annual lump sum from FHSAA.