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Longtime Rubio spokesman leaving for tech gig

via @learyreports

Alex Burgos, a key member of Marco Rubio’s core team, is leaving for a position with TechNet, a bipartisan network of “innovation economy” CEOs and senior executives.

Burgos will be vice president of federal policy, government relations and communications and begins next Tuesday, according to a release. His departure follows that of Alberto Martinez.

“As a seasoned veteran of Capitol Hill and federal campaigns at all levels, Alex brings a wealth of policy experience, deep relationships, and strategic vision to TechNet.  We are excited to welcome Alex to the TechNet team and believe his wide range of skills, experience, and insights will take our federal advocacy programs to new levels of success.”

TechNet’s network of 71 members includes Apple, Facebook, Oracle, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Lyft, Uber and Airbnb.

Burgos concludes eight years with Rubio, serving as his chief spokesman and deputy chief of staff. He’s a Miami native and Florida Gator.

--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times