Justin leaving, but Sayfie Review going nowhere

Good news for both readers of one of Florida’s top news aggregators and for the aggregator himself.

Justin Sayfie — a South Florida lawyer, entrenched Republican operative and commentator who served as a senior policy advisor and speechwriter to former Gov. Jeb Bush — was named part of the lobbying firm Ballard Partners ever-growing Washington, D.C. office on Monday.

While Sayfie has run Ballard’s Fort Lauderdale operations since 2015, he has also operated — since 2002 — one of Florida’s most-followed online political sites. The Sayfie Review compiles news, blogs, editorials and tweets from the state’s political reporters and news outlets.

As the increased national exposure was announced for Sayfie, he offered “A Message from the Publisher…”  on his website.

“I am really excited to share some personal news with you. This morning Ballard Partners announced that I am joining their Washington, DC office to provide government affairs consulting services to the firm’s growing list of blue chip clients in our nation’s capitol.

“In light of this announcement, I wanted to be sure I let you know that this will not impact the Sayfie Review in any way. Florida politics is in my blood, and after 15 years of publishing the site every day, it’s even made it into my soul! I will continue to serve you in my role as Publisher of Sayfie Review, and I, along with our team of dedicated article editors, will keep providing you with the best political news from around the state, around the clock. This remains our highest mission and commitment to you. Furthermore, Sayfie Review will always remain non-partisan, and independently owned and operated from my other business interests.

“We are grateful to have you as a reader, and we look forward serving you in the future.

“Best regards,”


By Jim Turner.