Personnel note: Dan Newman joins Capital City Consulting

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Dan Newman, the Florida Democratic Party’s former House Victory Director, will join the Capital City Consulting lobbying firm in Tallahassee, the firm said Wednesday.

Newman served as the Caucus Director for House Democratic Campaigns from the end of 2013 through June 2017 under Democratic Leaders Perry Thurston, Mark Pafford and Janet Cruz.

“He oversaw record fundraising for House campaigns in 2014 and the addition of several seats in 2016,” a statement said.

Prior to managing House campaigns, Newman helped run the successful judicial retention campaigns of Justices R. Fred LewisBarbara Pariente and Peggy A. Quince on the Florida Supreme Court.

In 2010, Newman served as statewide political director for the unsuccessful Alex Sink for Governor campaign, coordinating her outreach to elected officials, 67 county parties, labor unions, trade associations and key constituencies.

From 2003-07, Newman worked in the political department of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, alongside the legendary Marian Johnson.

There, he helped coordinate a $6 million program culminating in the successful passage of 2006’s Amendment 3, which increased the number of votes needed to approve a proposed constitutional amendment from 50-percent-plus-one majority to a 60 percent supermajority.

Newman started in The Process as an intern at the Fowler White firm for lobbyists Mac Stipanovich and Kim McGlynn.

The Richmond, Virginia native is a 1999 graduate of Princeton University and now lives in Tallahassee with this family.

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