Judge Paul Hawkes, (ret.)

Paul Hawkes is a former chief judge of the First District Court of Appeal, Florida’s largest intermediate appellate court. Appointed to the court in 2003 by Governor Jeb Bush, Paul was twice retained by the citizens in the 31 counties of North Florida. In 2007, Paul became the youngest judge elected by his peers to serve as chief judge. Since his retirement in […]

Ashley Spicola

Ashley Spicola serves as Vice President at Continental Strategy. Spicola is a veteran policy advisor and strategist with insider-level knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Florida state budget process, from developing a proposed budget to the governor’s signature or veto. Prior to joining our team, Spicola served as a consultant for the Safety […]