Matthew E. Maggard is a native of Dade City, graduated from Pasco High School and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida, where he graduated with honors. Matt graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law in December of 2012 and immediately sat for the Bar Exam in February of 2013, which he passed with high marks. In April of 2013, he was officially sworn in as a licensed attorney in the State of Florida. He is currently serving as the City Attorney for the City of Zephyrhills as well as practicing a wide variety of Florida Law for private clients. Mr. Maggard also serves as a Hearing Officer for Pasco County, Florida.
Daniel "Danny" W. Burgess, Jr. is a father, husband, soldier, lawyer, and public servant. He is a life-long resident of the Tampa Bay area and grew up in Pasco County. Born and raised in Zephyrhills, Danny attended Zephyrhills High School and the University of South Florida. At the age of 18 he was elected the youngest City Council Member in the history of Zephyrhills and the youngest elected official in the State.
He served two terms on City Council before going to Barry University School of Law to get his law degree.
He served as Mayor of Zephyrhills from 2013-2014 before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2014. In 2016 he was reelected without opposition. He served as Chair of the Insurance and Banking Subcommittee in the Florida House.
Danny was tapped by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2018 to serve as the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and has led the agency until June 2020, when he announced his run for the State Senate.
Danny currently serves as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is married to Courtney Burgess, originally of Lithia, Florida, and they are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Adeline (6), Daniel III (4), and Eleanor (1).
Danny has attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, located in Zephyrhills, his entire life and is actively involved in various community organizations and local charities