Legislative Affairs Office

The Office of Legislative Affairs serves as the liaison between the Department, the Florida Legislature, and the United States Congress. The office is responsible for coordinating the development of the Department's substantive legislative issues, securing sponsors for the Department's Legislative Package, and lobbying for passage of Department priorities including substantive policy and appropriations related issues. We track and analyze legislation that may impact the Department, coordinate presentations before legislative committees, and monitor implementation of statutory changes and proviso directives. The office also assists legislators and legislative staff in responding to constituent inquiries and requests for assistance.

Contact Information

Florida Department of Corrections
Office of Legislative Affairs
501 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2500
Phone: (850) 488-7436

Please feel free to contact staff in the Office of Legislative Affairs.

Jake Felder - Legislative Affairs Director
Ted Veerman - Deputy Legislative Affairs Director
Katherine Babcock - Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and Citizen Services
Alex Guzman - Legislative Analyst