Personnel note: Brandes, Raburn alum Clay Barker joins Capitol Consulting

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Today, Capitol Consulting announced the addition of Clay Barker to its team.

“We are excited to have Clay Barker join our team,” said Jessica Corcoran, the president of Capitol Consulting. “Clay’s combined experience, in both political campaigns as well as the legislative process are a complement to our existing team.  Clay’s addition greatly benefits our existing clients and adds to our strong foundation at Capitol Consulting.”

Prior to joining Capitol Consulting, Clay served as legislative assistant to State Representative Jake Raburn. Clay began his career with State Senator Jeff Brandes as an aide and later as Deputy Political Director where he played a key role in winning one of Florida’s most highly contested primary races.  In this role, Clay assisted in all aspects of the campaign from fundraising to grassroots strategy as well as preparing daily briefings, line by lines, and managing the candidate’s schedule and personal contacts.
“At Capitol Consulting, our passion is working with candidates and clients to help them realize campaign success,” said Matthew Blair.  “Clay’s passion is aligned with ours and we are proud and excited to have him join our team.”
“I am excited to join the dedicated team at Capitol Consulting,” said Clay Barker, “ I look forward to this new opportunity to serve the firm’s existing candidates and build on our respected track record.”

Barker was raised in the Tampa Bay area and attended Florida State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in both Finance and Political Science. He currently resides in South Tampa.

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