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The mission of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists is to establish and maintain high standards for the lobbying profession.


FAPL has approximately 350 registered lobbyists as members. Lobbyists in Florida must register for the Legislative Branch and/or the Executive Branch, depending on which branch of government they work with.  There are more than 2,000 legislative lobbyists and nearly 1,700 executive branch lobbyists registered with the State of Florida. 

They represent a diverse group of companies, individuals, agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit associations.  Lobbyists operate in a manner of different business models.  Some operate independently, some in large lobbying firms, others are employees of agencies or institutions, and many are the directors or employees of non-profit associations.

The founders of FAPL are among the most senior members of the lobbying corps and bring many decades of combined experience.  FAPL is governed by a Board of Directors but ultimate power is vested in the membership as a whole.  Membership is open to any private or public sector lobbyist.  FAPL focuses on education and ethical conduct which fosters a lobby corps that is both knowledgeable and professional.

FAPL sets out explicit standards of conduct in dealing with public officials, clients, and other members of the lobby corps. Its principles are centered on honesty, integrity, and respect for the political process.



Notice of Elections


Call for Nominations for 2019-2020 Term

on the

Florida Association of Professional Lobbyist's

Board of Directors


Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists

Board of Directors Elections

Nominating Committee Seeking Interested Candidates

Posted: Monday August 20, 2018


The FAPL Nominating Committee is seeking interested parties to serve on the FAPL Board of Directors. There are nine positions open for the next two-year term which begins January 1 2019.   Candidates may be nominated or may self-nominate.  In order to be considered for the slate, you must be a current member of FAPL, complete and return the Expression of Interest Form.

The Board of Directors shall be elected to two-year terms, and may serve a maximum of four consecutive terms. The Board of Directors has supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the Association, its committees and its publications, shall determine the policies associated with the objectives of the corporation and shall be accountable for the association’s assets. The Board may adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as deemed advisable and may delegate certain of its authority and responsibility to the Executive Committee.



Election Timeline:


Notice of Election                                                                August 20, 2018


Expressions of Interest Form received by

at the FAPL Office in order to be considered                     September 7, 2018


Candidates complete and return the Nominating Committee

Questionnaire                                                                     October 5, 2018




Nominating Committee presents slate of candidates

to the membership                                                             November 1, 2018


Completed ballots due at the FAPL office                          November 16, 2018


 Candidates receiving the highest number of votes

declared elected/ membership notice                              December 31, 2018



Visit our web page for information on the FAPL Bylaws.

For more information, please contact  or call us at 850 201 2623.


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