What is a Strategic Government Consultant?

In short, a strategic government consultant can help you and your organization or business effect favorable legislation, win contracts with the state, and navigate the pitfalls of state government.

At Flotron & McIntosh (FM), we offer the best in strategic government consulting. We take the time to learn about our clients and their needs, blend this with our understanding of the political environment, and then propose a wide range of potential solutions for consideration. At FM, we don’t just “put out fires”, we empower clients to actively manage their political interests, rather than be managed by changing political winds.

News & Noteworthy

Prefiling for 2014 Legislative Session Begins

Prefiling for the coming legislative session has begun. Here are links to both the House of Representatives and Senate bill lists. The 2014 legislative session begins on January 8th. 

Senate Prefiled Bills

House Prefiled Bills 

Flotron & McIntosh Makes the Top 100 List from The Missouri Times

The Missouri Times collected a list of more than 100 people in the world of politics and political media that you need to know if you don’t already. The list doesn’t include legislators, but rather their staff and the governmental relations personnel and consultants that affect the outcomes of the legislator’s actions. Follow them on Twitter, familiarize yourself with their work and keep an eye out, because these people are not going anywhere. This list appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Missouri Times. 

Richard McIntosh 

Principal, Flotron & McIntosh

Website: govconsultants.com

There may be no one who knows and understands the budget process better than McIntosh. He is also close to many key figures inside the Nixon administration. His firm has taken on several clients with DNR issues and effectively served them. His client list is too long to place into categories, but needless to say, he has to monitor nearly every bill introduced in the legislature because it is likely to impact one of his long list of clients in some way.

Zach Brunnert 

Governmental Consultant, Flotron & McIntosh

Twitter: @brunnert

Brunnert’s career is running at lightning speed after joining one of Jefferson City’s leading lobby firms while still in college. When you get to know Brunnert, you will feel his passion for the public policy process and he shows it by being seemingly everywhere in the Capitol.

Franc Flotron 

Principal, Flotron & McIntosh

Twitter: @fflotron

The former state senator has been one of the most successful term-limited legislators to enter the lobbying community. While his firm has become experts in DNR issues, Flotron has a wide array of clients and is one of the harder working lobbyists in the Capitol — always keeping legislators on their toes. The white earbuds he sports around the Capitol don’t hurt his standing with us, either.


David McCracken 

Lobbyist, Flotron & McIntosh

Twitter: @DMcCracken77

McCracken is another up-and-coming lobbyist from St. Louis. He played a role in lobbying for local control of the St. Louis Police Department. He has one of the more varied portfolios in the business that includes healthcare, technology and association clients. McCracken is also talented with technology and networking systems.

Check out the full article here



"Flotron & McIntosh: The Yen & Yang of Missouri Lobbying"

Check out The Missouri Times article on the principals of firm here

Speaker Announces House Appropriation Committee Assignments

Late last week House Speaker Tim Jones announced the the committee assignments for the 6 appropriations committees in the House of Representatives. These committees do the early work on the Missouri's budget, after the Governor makes his recommendations in the annual State-of-the-State address in mid-January. 


Missouri Tax Credit Review Commission Issues Final Report

Missouri's Tax Credit Review Commission has issued their final report suggesting some changes in Missouri's tax credit programs. Read the full report here.