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“4th Floor Files” talks to Jim Daughton about building a business, Mary Ellen Klas and bad spy novels
This installment of the “4th Floor Files” features Jim Daughton of Metz, Huband and Daughton. His clients include American Express, the Florida Bar, and Siemens. Here’s the file on Jim.
Significant other? Children? Grand kids?
My wife is Maureen, and I have 2 children; Connor 17 and Will 12
In 25 words or less, explain what you do.
I am a government problem solver for businesses and professionals that are regulated or impacted by state government.
Without using the words Democrat, Independent or Republican, conservative or liberal, describe your political persuasion.
During your career, have you had a favorite pro bono client?
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Three favorite charities.
American Lung Association; Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend; Second Harvest Food Bank
Any last-day-of-Session traditions?
No partying. Home with family, whatever time that is.
What are you most looking forward to during the 2013 Legislative Session.
Senate Floor debate on days 58-60.
If you could have another lobbyist’s client list, it would be…
Professional accomplishment of which you are most proud?
Building a business with people I like to spend time with and who are very smart.
Lobbyists are often accused of wearing Gucci loafers; do you own a pair of Gucci loafers? If not, why not?
No Guccis. I need a softer cushion for the marble floors of the Capitol.
Who is your favorite Florida Capitol Press Corp reporter and why?
Mary Ellen Klas. She writes about issues that others don’t.
Other than SaintPetersBlog.com, your reading list includes…
Bad spy novels, murder mysteries, historical fiction.
What swear word do you use most often?
What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? Give us the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible.
Casual – Levi’s Jeans from JC Penny, $25; Business – Canali and Aaron Gober make great suits.
The best hotel in Florida is…
Ritz, Coral Gables
You’ve just learned that you will be hosting a morning talk show about Florida politics. Who are the first four guests you’d invite to appear?
Jeb Bush, Dean Cannon, Buddy MacKay, Lucy Morgan
Homeland, Mad Men, The Walking Dead … which one do you watch, which one do you DVR and which one do you skip?
Watch – Homeland; DRV – Mad Men; Skip – Walking Dead
Before the ‘gift ban’, what was your favorite restaurant in Tallahassee?
What is your favorite today? Bella Bella
When you pig out, what do you eat?
Oysters at Barnacle Bills or The Shell
If you could have dinner with a historical figure no longer living, who would it be?
Pope John Paul, II