SL7 Interviews

SL7 INTERVIEW'S FRED LEONHARDT OF GRAYROBINSON

Fred Leonhardt heads GrayRobinson’s government relations practice spanning the law firm’s 12 offices across the state of Florida. GrayRobinson consistently ranks among the top revenue earning government relations practices in the state...

SLEVIN INTERVIEW'S GROVER NORQUIST PRESIDENT OF AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM

Grover Norquist has been responsible, more than anyone else, for rewriting the dogma of the Republican Party (Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes). Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels and supports tax reform that moves towards taxing consumed income one time at one rate...

SL7 INTERVIEW'S RICK WATSON, CHIEF LOBBYIST FOR ASSOCIATED BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS OF FLORIDA

Rick Watson is legislative counsel for ABC. ABC is the voice of commercial construction. It's a trade association of merit-shop, commercial and industrial contractors. ABC represents every aspect of commercial construction from general contractors to subcontractors and affiliated industries. It’s SL7 Communications’ pleasure to include Rick in our SL7 Interview series. Rick discusses ABC’s role in coalitions, how his members are faring in today’s economy and the key legislative issues heading into 2015...

SL7 INTERVIEW'S PETER SCHORSCH POLITICAL CONSULTANT & PUBLISHER OF SAINTPETERSBLOG

SaintPetersBlog is considered the most influential political blog in Florida. More than 25,000 views a day. Its publisher and chief author, Peter Schorsch, has made a significant impact on Florida’s political landscape. Peter has established himself as a political mover & shaker, as well as figure of periodic controversy. What will thought leaders learn from his SL7 Interview?...

SL7 INTERVIEW'S AARON DESLATTE: TALLAHASSEE BUREAU CHIEF FOR ORANDO & SUN SENTINEL NEWSPAPERS

The Florida Capitol Press Corps, located in Tallahassee, is considered one of the best news reporting units in the United States. The dynamics of Florida’s politics, legislation, economics and special interests demands an elite level of investigation and reporting at the state capitol...

SL7 INTERVIEW'S UCLA PROF. EDWARD T. WALKER, AUTHOR OF NEW BOOK: GRASSROOTS FOR HIRE

Grassroots Lobbying has become a billion dollar industry leaving its mark on our American Democracy. Surprisingly, there’s little-to-no authoritative research and writing on the consultants who specialize in this field. However, author and UCLA Professor Edward T. Walker pulls back the curtain of consultant driven grassroots initiatives in his new book, Grassroots for Hire: Public Affairs Consultants in American Democracy...

SL7-INTERVIEW'S TALLAHASSEE POWER BROKER CHIP CASE

There are only a handful of influential lobbyists in Tallahassee who have unimpeded access to leadership in the Florida Legislature. SL7 Interviews Chip Case, political consultant, lobbyist and owner of Jefferson Monroe Consulting and Spartan Strategies. Chip is one of a handful of public affairs operatives who can leverage the power of politics with the power of legislation...

SL7 INTERVIEW'S CYNTHIA HENDERSON

an Jeb Bush win the Republican nomination for President? What kind of leadership can we expect from new Republican Party of Florida Chairwoman Leslie Dougher? Is Rick Scott the most likeable governor? Are women second class citizens in politics? Cynthia Henderson, president of the Florida Federation of Republican Woman answers the questions driving today's political landscape...