About James R. Spratt
Jim has a long family history in public service and the political process. His grandfather J. R. Spratt, served in the Florida House of Representatives in the 1960s and his father J.R. Spratt, Jr. served in the Florida House of Representatives (1996-2004).
Upon graduation from the University of Florida, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Jim began work for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy. During his tenure with the department Jim developed a technical working knowledge of Florida’s water laws specifically consumptive use permitting and water quality issues. Jim left the department in 2004 to work for the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) to assist and navigate members through the regulatory mine fields of water management and state agency permitting.
Jim’s role transformed with FNGLA to assume the lead role in government affairs and advocacy on behalf of Florida’s $15 Billion nursery and landscape industry. This role allowed Jim to build teams and develop individual legislative strategies while developing and maintain strong relationships with legislative leaders and state agency staff.
Jim’s history and career path has allowed the development of relationships with a wide variety of decision makers at the state and local levels. Coupled with a wide breath of topic areas and multi-faceted political advocacy, Jim has earned the highest level of respect from Florida’s elected officials and colleagues in the lobbying corp. It’s these relationships and experience Jim brings to the table for every client as they discuss their political goals and issues.