Florida Chamber Political Institute

The Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI), the research-based arm of the Chamber’s political operations department, understands that the candidate selection process is vital. Our engagement efforts begin by recruiting and electing pro-business, pro-jobs candidates, chosen by rigorous candidate interview sessions — Florida’s most thorough and well-respected pro-business candidate review processes. FCPI travels statewide and interviews hundreds of new candidates — in addition to reviewing each candidate’s completed questionnaire. Incumbent candidates are evaluated on a rigorous set of factors, including legislator grades on the voting records. This helps the Florida Chamber advocate for candidates who have Florida’s future as a priority.

Political Assistance Provided to FCPI Members Includes:

  • Identifying, educating and training future candidates
  • Interviewing all candidates running for office
  • Conducting political research that reflects pro-business causes and candidates
  • Hosting briefings to keep members abreast of issue trends and candidate viability
  • Providing training to executive lobbyists
  • Offering political counsel and recommendations to Florida businesses
  • Polling Florida voters to identify views and trends
  • Offering customized and specialized issue research

Florida Chamber Political Institute Advisory Council

  • Mike Bjorklund (Chair), Florida Electric Cooperatives Association
  • Jennifer Green, Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC
  • Adam Basford, Florida Farm Bureau
  • Bob Asztalos, Florida Health Care Association
  • Mark Delegal, Delegal Aubuchon Consulting
  • Kim McGlynn, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
  • Rheb Harbison, Capitol Insights, Inc.
  • Tom Pennekamp, SunTrust

Become a Member of the Florida Chamber Political Institute

Contact Marian Johnson at 850. 521.1241 to find out how you can join us in the arena and help our state remain competitive.