With over 37 years of experience in the legislative process, Carole Duncanson's career began as a Legislative Assistant to members of the Legislature before transitioning into lobbying. A third-generation native Floridian, Carole graduated from Emory University with a double major in French and Political Science. She returned to Florida after graduation to start her career in the Florida House of Representatives, where she worked for five years before becoming Senior Legislative Assistant to Senator Jim Scott for an additional five years, including during his tenure as Senate President and Appropriations Chairman. Carole's work with Senator Scott and the Appropriations staff allowed her to gain valuable experience with budget issues.
In 1995, Carole became an independent contract lobbyist, representing clients across a wide range of subject areas such as Appropriations, Health Care, Mental Health, Local Government, Business and Taxation, Not for Profit Organizations, Education, and Manufacturing. Additionally, Carole has a background in fund raising and special events planning, which she has used to benefit numerous candidates for state and local offices. Carole merged with The Legis Group in the summer of 2019.
After a successful career in finance Susan ran for the House of Representatives. She was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2004 and represented Broward County District 97 in the Florida House of Representatives. Susan served on the Business Regulation Committee, the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, Education Appropriations, Choice and Innovation Committees and Children and Families. She also served on the Conference Committee for Health Care Appropriations.
Following up on her experience in the House of Representatives Susan became a successful lobbyist. She has been honored to represent many not for profit organizations. Her passion and speciality is in Health and Human Services and represents many clients that help developmentally disabled kids and adults. Susan has raised and secured hundreds of millions of dollars for charitable organizations, through appropriations and rate negotiations for providers and programs to assist persons with disabilities and our most vulnerable.
Her primary focus is and has always been, helping those who cannot help themselves. During her service in the Florida House of Representatives, she served on numerous committees, and the most vulnerable citizens including children with autism, medically needy, behavioral health, foster children, and the developmentally disabled, were always her first priority. She is an expert in Medicaid Waiver and AHCA issues.
After many years as a single practitioner Susan decided to join forces with the Legis Group in 2019.