Travis Moore brings a unique andvaluable “behind-the-scenes” knowledge of the governmental process as a long-time senior legislative staffer. Having worked in both chambers of the Florida Legislature, he has a wealth of experience and relations upon which to draw. He served for three years as the Senior Legislative Assistant to a former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also in the Florida House of Representatives for another three years as the Chief Aide to a Representative there.In these positions, Mr. Moore worked extensively with various committee staffs, state agencies and members of the Legislature to develop and implement numerous pieces of legislation, public policy and budgetary initiatives. He has testified before legislative committees and has broad experience in dealing with the press. Since entering the private sector in 2000, Mr. Moore has assisted numerous clients with passage of key legislation and public policy initiatives in addition to working on a number of local government-related projects.
November 8, 2016I was pleased to receive a request from Travis Moore to serve as a reference for his potential subcontract work with the City of St Petersburg. I have known Travis since 2005 when, in my capacity as Florida Director for the national conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife, I hired him to serve as the independent contract lobbyist for our state program. Travis reported to me from 2005 through 2015.*Travis represents Defenders before the Florida legislature and is the primary governmental affairs liaison for Defenders in Tallahassee. He builds and maintains productive working relationships with legislators and their staff, government officials and personnel including the Governor’s office and agency representatives, colleague organizations, and the private sector. Defenders has occasion to also enlist his service and advice on matters not related to legislation. For instance, Travis assisted with Defenders’ advocacy for the adoption of Florida’s Water and Land Legacy Constitutional Amendment 1 which passed in 2014.I would like to point out some of Travis’s outstanding qualities that I believe enable him to provide such fine service to his clients. 1) Travis shows respect for and is able to build a rapport with individuals of all backgrounds and perspectives, such that, where I’ve seen some people ready to give up on another party, Travis is able to keep the conversation/ negotiation going and in fact, gain entrée where others have not. 2) Travis is a quick study who picks up information rapidly. Defenders’ advocacy work is based on science and solutions. I found that when we talked about the conservation principles behind our objectives he immediately understood how to incorporate this information into the current project, as well as retain it for future initiatives. 3) Travis stays extremely well informed about politics and news throughout the state, even at the local level. I hold great trust in his political knowledge and strategic counsel.I am pleased to recommend Travis’s services to you for the aforementioned reasons, and I have not yet even mentioned his irrepressible energy and humor. These are aspects of his character that all of us at Defenders appreciated and that help to keep hope high in difficult circumstances.If you would like further information I would be glad to have you contact me by phone, email, mail or text. Please see my signature block below.Sincerely,Laurie MacdonaldFormer Director, Florida Program, Defenders of Wildlife firstname.lastname@example.org Wildwood Lane SE, St Petersburg, FL 33705* I no longer serve as the principal contact for Travis as I retired one year ago.
from election day 11/08/2016
The general election has come to a close. The unofficial results of those races are below. The state will certify the
outcomes in the coming days.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
-- A proposed constitutional amendment on solar power failed to reach the required 60 percent, The Miami Herald
-- The proposed constitutional amendment on medical marijuana passed, The Associated Press
-- The proposed constitutional amendment on tax exemption for totally and permanently disabled first
responders and the proposed constitutional amendment on homestead tax exemption for senior, low-income, long-term
residents both passed, The Miami Herald called early.
District 001 -- Rep. Clay Ingram, R-Pensacola, beat NPA Bill Fetke, The Pensacola News Journal called early.
District 002 -- Republican Frank Whitedefeated Democrat Ray Guillory, The Pensacola News Journal called early.
District 004 -- Republican Mel Ponder won big over write-in Christopher Eugene Schwantz, The Northwest Florida Daily