“Dan’s campaign experience, relationships, and strategic mind will provide our firm the enhanced ability to advocate for our clients,” said Capital City Consulting Founding Partner Nick Iarossi. “We are excited he is joining our growing team of professionals.” “Capital City Consulting values character, reputation, and work ethics, and Dan fits well into our culture,” said Capital City Consulting Founding Partner Ron LaFace, Jr. “Dan’s political consulting experience will also bring added benefits to our clients.”
Newman served as the Caucus Director for the Florida House Democratic Campaigns at the Florida Democratic Party from December 2013 through June 2017 under House Leaders Perry Thurston, Mark Pafford and Janet Cruz. He oversaw record fundraising for Florida House Campaigns in 2014 and the addition of several seats in 2016. “Having worked with Dan for years, he is one of the most trusted advisers to Florida Democrats,” said Minority Leader Representative Janet Cruz. “I’m excited for his new venture with Capital City Consulting and look forward to working with him in his new capacity.” Prior to running Florida House Campaigns, Newman helped manage the successful retention campaigns of Justices Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince to the Florida Supreme Court. In 2010, Newman served as statewide political director for the Alex Sink for Governor Campaign coordinating her outreach to elected officials, 67 county parties, labor unions, trade associations and key constituencies. From 2003 to 2007, Newman worked in the Political Department of the Florida Chamber of Commerce alongside the legendary Marian Johnson. While there, he helped coordinate a $6 million political program culminating in the successful passage of the 2006 Amendment 3 (60%+ initiative).
Newman is a graduate of Princeton University (1999, B.A). A native of Richmond, Virginia, he and his family reside in Tallahassee. “I’m thrilled to be embarking on this new adventure among such an esteemed group of government affairs consultants,” said Newman. “I look forward to taking my years of experience in the campaign world and translating it to success for our clients here at Capital City Consulting.”
Newman joins Capital City Consulting’s team, which includes Gerald Wester, Nick Iarossi, Ron LaFace Jr., Chris Schoonover, Ken Granger, Ashley Kalifeh, Scott Ross, Andrew Ketchel, Dean Izzo and Jim Boxold. Capital City Consulting is a full-service public affairs firm located in Tallahassee, Fla., specializing in developing unique government relations and public affairs strategies and delivering unrivaled results for its Fortune 500, association, coalition and corporate clients before the Florida Legislature and executive branch agencies.