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“4th Floor Files” talks to Richard Reeves about his wife, Cafe Cabernet, and Abraham Lincoln

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The latest installment of the 4th Floor Files features Richard Reeves. Here’s the file on Richard.

Significant other? Children? Grand kids?

An awesome 8 year old, Lyle.

In 25 words or less, explain what you do.

I help my clients navigate the complexities of government, state and local

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

Happily pragmatic

If you have one, what is your motto?

Life is long so opportunities will appear

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

I’m unfamiliar with that word

Three favorite charities.

YMCA, Ronald McDonald House and Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Any last-day-of-Session traditions?

Making it home safely.

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

Sine die

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

All of them

Professional accomplishment of which you are most proud?

I’m proud of the way I’ve constructed my firm around a core group of clients that have been able to grow

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

More of a Bruno Magli/Allen Edmonds guy

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

Marc Caputo – at least he has a sense of humor

Other than, your reading list includes…

Sayfie Review, the Current and NYT

What swear word do you use most often?

Is there a word limit on this question? I use them all

What is your most treasured possession?

My family

The best hotel in Florida is…

Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

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?

Will Weatherford, Jack Latvala, Pete Mitchell, Dean Cannon

Favorite movie.

Lord of the Rings — nerd, guilty

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

Before Café Cabernet (eh, I was young); Sage is the best in town today

When you pig out, what do you eat?

Pizza or bbq

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

Abraham Lincoln.  If you’ve read his writings you would want to hear him talk about his decision making process

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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