Government/Community Relations

TMS serves clients by providing access and building lasting relationships with elected officials, community leaders, and decision makers, offering strategies to guide clients through the maze of government red tape. Through government relations, also known as lobbying, and community efforts, we work to help pass or kill legislation, change regulations, convince the governing body to accept or deny a proposed development or provide an appropriation. We leverage our relationships, guiding stakeholders to embrace a new project. It begins as an educational process, developing credibility with business leaders, residents and other stakeholders. Only then can an effective case be made for our client's issue or project.


State Representative Bobby Powell

State Representative Bobby Powell

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at Tallahassee with Lt. Governor

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) at Tallahassee with Lt. Governor

Congressman Jeff Miller, District 1, Candidate for US Senate


Sharon Merchant with Congressman Jeff Miller, District 1, Candidate for US Senate

Sharon Merchant with West Palm Beach Mayor Muoio


Sharon Merchant with West Palm Beach Mayor Muoio

Congressman Dan Webster June 2011


Congressman Dan Webster in June of 2011

Congressman Bill Posey


Sharon Merchant with Congressman Bill Posey

Congresswoman Illiana Ros Lehtinen


Congresswoman Illiana Ros Lehtinen

Representative Gayle Harrell


Representative Gayle Harrell


The Merchant Strategy

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