The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Government Relations team is among the most influential and successful advocates serving the state of Florida’s hospitality and tourism industries. FRLA has a proven track record of promoting and protecting industry interests and practices through aggressive lobbying and grassroots campaigns, fighting for policies that support the food service industry at local, state and federal levels. In fact, by preventing harmful public policy before it becomes law, our Government Relations team and its ongoing lobbying efforts have saved our industry businesses millions in taxes and fees.

The Government Relations team consists of Richard Turner, Samantha Padgett and Nicolette Hoffman. This trio monitors and responds to hundreds of bills and inquiries regarding laws and regulations each year, ensuring that Florida’s hotels and restaurants have an active voice in legislation that impacts your industry.