Mr. Book's first foray into state government came in the 1970s, when he joined the Florida State Legislature's staff. Following a nearly 7-year stint as Partner and Director of the Administrative and Governmental Law Department for the highly influential Miami-based firm of Sparber, Shevin, Shapo, Heilbronner & Book, P.A., Ron Book gained firsthand executive branch experience as Special Counsel and Head of Legislative Affairs for Governor Bob Graham's administration (1982-1987).
Through his involvement on multiple statewide political campaigns, including gubernatorial, cabinet-level, and referendum attempts, Mr. Book obtained essential and unique insight into the world of Florida politics.
Mr. Book is most known for his work on the "Five for Florida's Future" campaign in the 1980s and two referendums (2004 and 2008) that led to the legalization of gambling in Florida pari-mutuel facilities.
In addition to lobbying, Mr. Book and the Ronald L. Book, PA team provide general consulting services to firms in a variety of industries, both growing and established. This encompasses strategy planning, business development, and managing difficult regulatory issues, among other things.
To ensure that each client receives the best possible advice, Ron Book leans on his wide, well-cultivated network of ties with former and current government officials, as well as corporate executives.
Mr. Book is also an active member of the community, volunteering his time and talents to a variety of philanthropic organizations across the state. Ron Book has previously served on the boards of the Joe Dimaggio Children's Hospital, Best Buddies, and the Mourning Family Foundation, among others.
He is currently the chair of the Miami Dade Homeless Trust, which he has been a member of for over two decades. Ronald L. Book and other Miami Dade County members handle a budget of more than $66 million. They were first appointed to the Trust by Mayor Alex Penelas (followed by multiple re-appointments). Mr. Book and the Trust are also in charge of managing Miami Dade County's efforts to reduce homelessness in the region.
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