Carlecia Collins*

Carlecia Collins*

Government Affairs Advisor

T 850.577.9090
F 850.577.3311
D 850.577.5496
Tallahassee 301 South Bronough Street Suite 600 Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Carlecia, a government affairs advisor in GrayRobinson’s Tallahassee law firm office, has more than a decade of experience working in Florida politics. Her experience includes serving as a special assistant to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and in several leadership roles within the Florida Senate. In her most recent position, Carlecia served as a senior legislative assistant for Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, where she handled statewide appointments to boards, commissions, and taskforces for the Florida Senate.

Carlecia has an in-depth knowledge of Florida’s legislative process, which is invaluable to her clients in helping them achieve their legislative priorities.

* Denotes non-attorney professional  

  • Background

    From 2011 through 2016, Carlecia severed as the "gate keeper" for House and Senate presiding officers to ensure their availability to legislators, lobbyists, and the public. Carlecia earned her associate of arts degree from Tallahassee Community College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science from Florida State University in 2018. While attending Florida State University, she worked as a senior legislative assistant for Florida Senate District 16. In this role, during the 2016 Legislative Session, Carlecia coordinated budget priorities for the chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and served as the liaison between the chair, constituents, and lobbyists. She also worked with the chair to ensure senators’ priorities were represented in the final budget. She completed her master’s degree in Applied American Politics and Policy in 2020. In June of 2020, Carlecia was selected as a member of the Leadership Florida Connect 11 Class.

  • Education
    • Tallahassee Community College, A.A., Interdisciplinary Social Science
    • Florida State University, B.S., Interdisciplinary Social Science
    • Florida State University, M.A., Applied American Politics and Policy
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • Florida Education Legislative Liaisons
    • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyist
    • Tallahassee Community College Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Civic
    • Tree House of Tallahassee, Inc., Board Member
    • Leadership Florida Connect Class 11
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • “2022 Florida Legislative Review,” Gainesville Session Wrap Up, April 21, 2022
    • Florida School Boards Association Annual Day in the Legislature, February 2, 2022
    • "2021 Legislative Session Review," Florida School Boards Association/Florida Association of District School Superintendents Annual Summer Conference, June 11, 2021
    • "Legislative Session Update," Institute of Politics as Florida State University, April 20, 2021
    • "GrayRobinson Florida Legislative Session Weekly Roundup," March 19, 2021
    • Florida School Boards Association Annual Day in the Legislature, March 5, 2021
    • "Inside the Winners Circle: Covering Florida's Election Results," November 4, 2020