Chris Schoonover, Esq., is a consultant at Capital City Consulting, bringing to the firm several years of state government experience in both the legislative and executive branches. Chris’ meticulous attention to detail and grasp of policy, provides the necessary foundation to understand each client’s issues, down to the specifics. His lobbying experience, knowledge of policy, and his relationships with policymakers and staff allow Chris to deliver unrivaled results for his clients. Chris’ understanding of the following business areas allow him to provide the necessary expertise for his clients to succeed: information technology, education, appropriations, insurance and financial services, insurance regulation, healthcare and human services, alcohol regulation, business regulation, gaming, and tobacco. Regardless of the business area, Chris dedicates himself to understanding each client’s goals and objectives, developing a strategy for success, and executing the strategy across the finish line.
Chris began his career in the Florida House of Representatives Healthcare Services Policy Committee. His experience in the Florida Legislature also includes service in the House Rules & Calendar Council and the House Health & Family Services Policy Committee, where he served as a staff attorney assisting in numerous healthcare policy issues including access to care and quality of service.
In addition to his legislative experience, Chris gained executive branch experience as a law clerk with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and in the office of Governor Jeb Bush. A native of Orange Park, Florida, Chris graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Chemistry, a Master’s in Political Science and a J.D. from Florida State University. Chris served as FSU’s student body president and as a member of the Florida Board of Governors and the FSU Board of Trustees.
Chris lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Alli, and daughter, Liberty.