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Electra Bustle joins Southern Strategy Group

A day after her resignation as state highway chief became official, Electra Bustle revealed her new gig: She's a lobbyist for Southern Strategy Group based in Tallahassee. The 10-year-old lobbying firm calls itself one of the largest government relations firms in the U.S. with 17 affiliated offices in multiple states.

SSG Founder Paul Bradshaw issued a news release noting Bustle's "deep subject matter expertise on a range of topics including law enforcement and the operation of state government." (By law, Bustle is prohibited from lobbying her former agency for a period of time). The release is here.

Bustle, 42, is an attorne. Before her two-and-a-half years as executive director of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, she was an assistant commissioner at FDLE and was general counsel for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and deputy general counsel for the Florida Sheriffs Association. 

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