Barry Edwards, who received his B.A. from Florida State University, is a political consultant and political strategist, located in St Petersburg, FL. He is a former finance and trustee director of the Florida Democratic Party. He is also a veteran of several high-profile statewide races working for both the House and Senate Victory Caucus, Education Commissioner Betty Castor, Cong. Dan Mica, Cong. Lois Frankel and the Clinton 96 re-election campaign. Edwards is a frequent guest on several of the local Tampa Bay market political shows, Florida This Week, Political Connections, NewsHour with Dick Greko and The Rob Lorei Show. He is also a frequent lecturer before political and civic groups and has taught applied politics and issue advocacy in universities across the country. Edwards has extensive policy experience being the aide to Sen. Jeanne Malchon who wrote the first “Clean Indoor Air Act” and Florida’s first “Right to Know Law,” both of which became legislative models across the country.