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“4th Floor Files” talks to Public Affairs Consultants’ Jack Cory about his wife, Keyna, Chris Smith and Perry Thurston

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Editor’s note: Launching this week is the “4th Floor Files”, a new question-and-answer feature that interviews many of the state’s top lobbyists. Each day at 4 p.m. a new ‘file’ will be posted. Each lobbyist is being asked the same general questions, although the questionnaire may be modified going forward. There is no rhyme or reason as to who has been selected to be interviewed. And there will be very little editing of the responses (even for spelling).

Suggestions for new questions and/or possible interviewees are welcomed.

The third installment of the “4th Floor Files” features Jack Cory of Public Affairs Consultants. His clients include Altria Client Services, Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Florida Greyhound Association and South Florida Agriculture Association. Here’s the file on Cory:

Significant other?  

My Partner in life is my Partner in Business and my Best Friend Keyna Cory. The Best Lobbyist in Florida

Children? Grand kids? 

God Son Jeffery Jackson Kottkamp, all of our other Children have 4 Paws.

In 25 words or less, explain what you do.

We do What Ever it takes to provide positive, professional public affairs representation of our Clients views in an honest legal, moral and ethical manner.

Without using the words Democrat, Independent or Republican, conservative or liberal, describe your political persuasion.

A Compassionate Moderate

During your career, have you had a favorite pro bono client?

Fix Tallahassee “A Coalition of Citizens that are working to reduce the killing of Shelter Pets.”

Three favorite charities.

  1. Boys & Girls Clubs
  2. Catholic Charities
  3. Tallahassee Pets Alive

Any last-day-of-Session traditions?

Leave after our last issue is completed and before they drop the hankie. Been there, done that.

What are you most looking forward to during the 2013 Legislative Session.

Rep. Will Weatherboard as Speaker. He will open up the House process to all of the Members.  The Leadership of Senator Chris Smith and Rep. Perry Thurston of their Caucuses.  

If you could have another lobbyist’s client list, it would be…

Keyna Cory: She represents all of the Football Bowl Games in Florida.

Professional accomplishment of which you are most proud?

Being known as the hardest working Lobbyist in Tallahassee.

Lobbyists are often accused of wearing Gucci loafers; do you own a pair of Gucci loafers? If not, why not?

LOL No because they are very impractical on the marble floors of the Capitol.

Who is your favorite Florida Capitol Press Corp reporter and why?

David Royse from the News Services of Florida, because they are doing a great job on Capitol News, information and if they make a mistake they correct it immediately.

Other than, your reading list includes…

The Local News Paper in print in what every City in Florida I am traveling to do Grassroots with Clients and Members of the Legislature.

USA Today in print, News Service of Florida online, Broward by Buddy Nevins, 

What swear word do you use most often?


What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? Give us the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible.

Paradise Shores sold color Cotton casual shirt from Bealls of Florida about $40.00 on sale.

The best hotel in Florida is…

The Biltmore in Coral Gables

You’ve just learned that you will be hosting a morning talk show about Florida politics. Who are the first four guests you’d invite to appear?

Senator Chris Smith. Senator Garret Richter. Rep. Perry Thurston. Mayor Jack Seiler.

Homeland, Mad Men, The Walking Dead … which one do you watch, which one do you DVR and which one do you skip?

I skip them all for NCIS, College Basketball or any Baseball Game.

Favorite movie.


Before the ‘gift ban’, what was your favorite restaurant in Tallahassee? What is your favorite today?

Before: The Silver Slipper. Today: A La Province, Ave. Eat and Drink, Food Glorious Food and Shula’s

When you pig out, what do you eat?

Hot Dogs

If you could have dinner with a historical figure no longer living, who would it be?

Samuel Adams or Michael Collins

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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