The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
204 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Prior to joining TAGCP, Mr. Woodburn served as the policy director for Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ successful governor campaign, where he was responsible for developing the campaign policy platform and served on the campaign’s senior leadership team.
Prior to his campaign experience, Mr. Woodburn served the state of Florida for nearly ten years. He served as special counsel and policy advisor to Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. Prior to that he served as the executive director for the 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, where he was responsible for the day to day operations, legal review, and administration for the most successful Constitution Revision Commission in Florida’s history resulting in seven amendments to Florida’s constitution passing in the 2018 general election.
Mr. Woodburn also served in various high-level roles for Governor Rick Scott, including as the Governor’s policy director and deputy chief of staff. Mr. Woodburn was responsible for developing the Governor’s policy objectives, briefing the governor on all legislation, managing various business and insurance coalitions during legislative sessions, and served as co-director of the Office of Policy and Budget. Mr. Woodburn also oversaw various state agencies including the Departments of Business and Professional Regulation, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Lottery, Revenue, the State Board of Administration, the Offices of Insurance Regulation and Financial Regulation, the Division of Bond Finance, the Florida Retirement System, Citizens Insurance, Visit Florida, and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
Mr. Woodburn also served as Deputy Secretary of Business Regulation for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation where he oversaw Florida’s regulation of alcohol, tobacco, gaming, hotels, restaurants, condominiums, and timeshares and as deputy policy director for Governor Scott. Prior to his extensive executive branch experience, Mr. Woodburn served as an attorney for the Florida House of Representatives and as a legal intern for the Florida Senate.
Mr. Woodburn received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Mr. Woodburn grew up in Estero, Florida and now resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Lindsey and their two sons, Boyd and Beau.