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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. 

Sep 9, 2019

Jonathan Kilman is the Chairman of Converge Government Affairs. Based out of Miami, Florida, Converge offers government relations and public affairs services at the state, national AND international level! After graduating from Harvard Law School, Jonathan had a career as an attorney before transitioning to the government affairs sector.

  • Jonathan earned a B.S. in finance from the University of Florida and then received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
  • He served as a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP for eleven years, working in their government practice.
  • As a lawyer, Jonathan represented the Florida House of Representatives in litigation and appeals related to the redistricting of Florida's state and federal legislative districts. Two years later, he represented the Florida Department of State in state and federal election litigation and appeals. Jonathan also served as legal counsel to the successful 2006 campaign of Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
  • Jonathan serves as Chair of the Strategy Committee for the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Converge has an impressive list of tech and startup clients, and employs a remarkable staff of seasoned lobbyists. Within just two years, Converge has expanded to fifteen full-time employees. Jonathan designed his firm like a tech startup to resonate with the clientele he wanted to attract.

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