What do Florida lawmakers do when they are termed out? Well, if you’re Seth McKeel of Lakeland, who served as House appropriations chair under House Speaker Will Weatherford, you become a lobbyist with one of the most powerful firms in the state.
McKeel and Laura Boehmer, a partner with the firm, will open a new Tampa office for Southern Strategy, according to Monday release by the firm. Making a surprise cameo in the release is Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, a Democrat, who lauds McKeel, a Republican.
“Seth has been a great leader for Tampa Bay,” Buckhorn says in the release. “He’ll be an asset to businesses and organizations throughout our region in his new role and I’m proud to welcome him and Southern Strategy Group to the Downtown Tampa business community.”
By: Michael Van Sickler
Tampa Bay Times