Becker was hired last week to represent Lighthouse Point at all governmental levels in the hope that future budget line items for grants will no longer be zero dollars. Mayor Kyle Van Buskirk initiated the move to “improve our chances for grant funding at federal, state and local levels.” The firm will be paid $5,000 a month and the lead lobbyist for the city will be Nick Matthews, assisted by former state senator Ellyn Bogdanoff. Matthews said his experience in Tallahassee and locally will enable him to “jump on” any issues.
Ellyn is a shareholder in Becker’s Government Law & Lobbying Practice. She served over six years as a Member of the Florida House of Representatives and two years as a Florida State Senator making her knowledge, experience, and access to key decision makers are extremely valuable to her clients.
Nick is an experienced advocate with an extensive background in state and local legislative, budgetary and executive processes. He is uniquely experienced and knowledgeable in healthcare, local government, finance and tax, economic development, criminal justice and transportation issues.
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