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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Mar 25, 2022

Ron Bilbao is Vice President and Head of Public Affairs at REEF Technology. REEF transforms static parking facilities into thriving mobility and logistical hubs. Their mission is to be the ecosystem that connects the world to your block.

Ron is a Miami native with 15 years’ experience in public policy and government. Through his firm, November Strategies, he advised countless local, state and federal candidate and issue campaigns. Prior to REEF, Ron worked on the legislative team at the National Education Association’s Florida affiliate, the largest association of professional employees in the South.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A first-generation college student, he founded the school’s first Latino Center to advance opportunities for current and future Hispanic students.

Ron then continued his advocacy at the ACLU, defending and promoting civil liberties in Florida. Ron worked as Political Director for SEIU - the nation’s largest healthcare union, representing nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals – in Miami.

He was named one of Miami’s “Leaders of the Future” by LatinoLeaders Magazine as and one of the “30-under-30 Rising Stars” in Florida Politics. For eight years, Ron served on the Board of Directors of Miami-Dade's oldest and largest LGBT advocacy organization SAVE.

Ron is of Venezuelan-Colombian heritage and lives on Miami Beach with his wife Maria and their husky Lola.

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