Coming in October: The INFLUENCE 100 – The top influencers in Florida politics

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The one hundred most influential Floridians in state politics will be revealed in the forthcoming edition of INFLUENCE Magazine.

Set to debut during the the week of October 19, the fall edition of INFLUENCE Magazine will profile the 100 most influential people in Florida politics — not in elected office.

From lobbyists and major donors to academics and journalists, the INFLUENCE 100 will set a new benchmark for recognizing Florida political elite.

Think Fortune 500 just for Florida’s influence industry.

Right now, we are accepting nominations as to who should be considered for inclusion on the INFLUENCE 100. We are also looking for panelists to serve on an ad hoc selection committee.

We are setting the bar pretty high for this list. This is Mike FernandezJohn MorganMel Sembler territory we’re talking about here, so aim high with your suggestions.

And, again, this is a list of influencers, not elected officials, so you won’t see Rick Scott or Bob Buckhorn. But it could include politicians out of office like, say, Will Weatherford.

Please email me at [email protected] with your suggestions.

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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.