Sarah Busk Suskey
The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners
Sarah Busk Suskey is a Partner in the government affairs practice at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners with over 15 years of experience working in Florida politics. She has extensive experience working with local governments, as well as multiple statewide associations and businesses large and small to formulate and execute an executive and legislative plan. Additionally, she provides clients with strategic political advice designed to maximize resources and build relationships.
Prior to joining the firm, Sarah served as a Special Events Representative on the 2007 Florida Inaugural Committee, where she coordinated the swearing in ceremony. In this role, Sarah worked with the Department of Military Affairs, members of the Florida Cabinet, members of the Florida State Supreme Court and other state elected officials and agencies to successfully inaugurate Florida’s 44th Governor.
Sarah has also served as Deputy Finance Director for Senate President Tom Lee’s statewide campaign for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she was responsible for all day-to-day operations of the campaign’s statewide headquarters, coordinating fundraising activities and major donor relations, oversight of all financial reporting to the Florida Department of State as well as serving as a liaison between the Republican Party of Florida and the campaign.
Sarah began her political career as an Aide to the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF). In this capacity, she served as a liaison between national and state leaders as well as staff members to RPOF. After serving in this capacity for the 2004 election cycle, she became the Donor Relations Coordinator for RPOF, where she was responsible for the coordination of fundraising event logistics as well as fundraising accounting.
In 2018, Sarah served as a consultant to Governor DeSantis’ Inaugural Committee, as she did in 2011 for Governor Scott. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Florida State University, is a member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, has completed RNC Campaign Finance College, was an Alternate Delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and serves on the Board of Directors of Emergency Care Help Organization of Tallahassee and the Downtown Business Association of Tallahassee.