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    TAMPA, FL – October 9, 2017 – GrayRobinson, P.A. announced today Chris Spencer is joining the Firm’s lobbying team in its Tampa office. Spencer has nearly a decade of experience working with Florida’s Legislative and Executive branches. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, he managed successful campaigns for multiple legislators, including Senator Jeff Brandes and Senator Dana Young. Spencer also served as legislative assistant to Representative Clay Ingram.

    “We are thrilled for Chris to join our Tampa office,” said Tampa managing shareholder David L. Smith. “He will be an asset to our Tampa-area clients in addition to supporting the Firm’s statewide lobbying practice.”

    Most recently, Spencer served as chief legislative assistant to Senator Jeff Brandes. In this role, he directed all legislative priorities and focused on a wide range of policy and appropriations issues, including transportation, economic development, energy, insurance and financial regulation.

    “Chris comes to us with invaluable relationships inside the capitol and around the state,” said executive vice president and statewide chair of government affairs Dean Cannon. “His experience working with legislators, staff, campaign offices and grassroots organizations will be a great resource for our clients.”

    Spencer will focus his lobbying efforts in policy and appropriations matters throughout the Tampa and Tallahassee markets. He received bachelor’s degrees in economics, political science and international affairs from Florida State University.

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