Veteran Adviser, Lobbyist Richard Reeves Establishes Government Affairs Firm
~ Brings decades of experience on both sides of aisle to help promote issues in Tallahassee ~
TALLAHASSEE – Just as the Florida Legislature prepares to return to Tallahassee to ramp up for the 2018 legislative session, veteran government and political operative Richard Reeves has established RLR Consulting to advise clients on a wide range of government affairs services.
Reeves, who has counseled public officials at the top levels of government on both sides of the political aisle, will work with public agencies at the local, state, and federal levels to advance their initiatives in the state capital.
“I have a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and issues across the political spectrum, and I look forward to promoting good public policy before the legislative and executive branches,” Reeves said.
Over the course of almost three decades, Reeves has served in ranking positions in government, worked in private-sector lobbying, and held top roles in several statewide political campaigns.
He began his career in Florida politics working for then-U.S. Rep. Bill Nelson during his 1990 gubernatorial campaign. In 1995, he served as assistant to then-Insurance Commissioner Nelson and was responsible for all external and legislative affairs. Reeves went on to serve as director of Nelson’s 1998 re-election campaign, and then two years later took on the role of finance director for Nelson’s successful U.S. Senate campaign.
In 2001, Reeves formed his own public affairs firm specializing in education, workforce development, insurance, utilities, and appropriation issues. In 2004, he served as a finance consultant for future U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s successful campaign for Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. In 2013 he joined the Capital Insight lobbying firm, which merged with Gray Robinson last year. Prior to establishing RLR Consulting, Reeves served as senior director of government affairs for Gray Robinson.