Mike brings over 30 years of experience in both the political and public affairs arenas to Shumaker Advisors. Over his career, Mike’s client portfolio has included representation of a broad range of national and state clients ranging from non-profits to the nations most respected entities. His expertise as a communications and political strategist has been engaged by numerous candidates and political campaigns at the national, state, congressional and local levels. Mike has also been engaged as a strategic partner for numerous statewide and local issue referendums. Most recently, Mike was the lead strategist for the successful 2018 Strengthen Our Schools Referendum in Hillsborough County.
Early in his career Mike served as staff counsel to then U.S. Senator Howell Heflin, and as counsel to the Democratic National Committee’s Compliance Review Commission chaired by Nancy Pelosi. He subsequently served as counsel to the Standing Committees to the 1984, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Democratic National Conventions. He also served for over four years as executive director of the Florida Democratic Party.