Becker & Poliakoff

LaToya Sheals

Senior Government Relations Consultant

Additional Location:
Tallahassee

lsheals@beckerlawyers.com

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Bio

LaToya Sheals is a Senior Government Relations Consultant in Becker’s Government and Lobbying Practice. Ms. Sheals has extensive experience in investigating and analyzing legislation and developing public policy an array of issues such as Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Economic Development, Taxes and Judicial matters within the State of Florida, Michigan, and Washington, DC.

A graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Florida A& M University, prior to joining Becker, Ms. Sheals was a Legislative Aide to Florida Senator Victor Torres, who represented the 15th district prior to redistricting, he now represents the 25th district, encompassing Osceola County and Southern Orange County. She was also the Chief of Staff for Former State Senator Daphne Campbell, who represented the 38th district of Miami-Dade County where she helped secure $ 3 million in local funding for the 2018-2019 Legislative Session. In both positions, Ms. Sheals was responsible for assisting and assembling information to draft legislation, press releases, speeches, special reports, and legislative updates. She advised both members on policy related decisions as well as attended meetings, performed presentations, and maintained the annual budget for operations of offices, outreach, and legislative services.

At Becker, her talents have allowed her to successfully secure $30 million for Florida’s Private Historically Black Colleges and Universities, over $8 million for the Foundation of Sickle Cell Disease Research, and millions of dollars for various municipalities and organizations throughout the Florida.

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, Board of Directors (2023 – present)