Biographical Summary: Jason Steele has joined our firm as Director of Government Affairs. Jason is a 35-year veteran of Florida politics and served in the Florida House of Representatives between 1980 and 1982. His career in public service began as an aide to Governor Claude Kirk in 1970. With hard work and determination, Jason rose through the ranks of the public and private sectors to become a fixture in Florida government and public policy circles. While serving as a State Representative, Jason served on the Committee on Tourism and Economic Development and Transportation. In 1988, he was appointed to the Florida Real Estate Commission by Governor Robert Martinez, and then served as Director of the Division of Real Estate under Governor Jeb Bush. In Melbourne, Jason served as Chairman of the Brevard County Republican Party from 2008 to 2010. He is a founding member of the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club, past-president of the Melbourne Association of Realtors and a long-time member of the Melbourne/Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, while working in government affairs for several organizations including the Florida Association of Realtors. Jason continues to work closely with Florida lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Jeb Bush. Jason has also been a real estate broker for 40 years and has testified on numerous occasions as an expert in real estate in both Circuit and Federal courts.