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Chris Hansen, Partner, Tallahassee Office


Jan Gorrie

Chris' professional background is rooted in over two decades of legislative and political experience in Florida. He gained valuable insight as a legislative analyst in the Florida House of Representative and served as executive director of one of Florida's largest political action committees where he excelled at campaign fundraising, strategy development and membership growth.


Chris has represented clients statewide, ranging from professional associations, non-profit organizations to multi-national corporations before the Florida legislative and executive branches of government. Areas of policy expertise include Aerospace and Defense Contracting, Business and Professional Regulation, Criminal Justice, Heath Care, Pari-mutuel Wagering, Telecommunications, Tort Reform, and Utility Regulation. In addition to his extensive legislative and campaign experience, Chris has played a significant role in his community by serving as a board member of the Children's Home Society, a statewide organization providing programs and services to strengthen families and protect children. Chris is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in both economics and political science.


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