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Lobbying compensation: Tampa firms shine in third-quarter lobbying pay

FLORIDA POLITICS
By Drew Wilson
November 12, 2019

Lobbying compensation reports for the third quarter aren’t due until Nov. 14, but some firms got their paperwork in early.

Among the early arrivals are reports from Mark Anderson, Louis Betz & Associates, Moore Relations and Sunrise Consulting Group.

The filings show each of the Tampa Bay-area firms could have earned six figures for the July through September reporting period.

Lobbying firms report their income in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of each range to estimate quarterly pay. Firms also list a broad range for their overall pay on their legislative and executive lobbying reports.

Mark Anderson

Anderson juggled 18 legislative clients and 16 executive branch clients last quarter.

Per his reports, the legislative effort netted he and fellow lobbyist Joshua Burkett an estimated $90,000.

Sitting alone at the top of the report was the Chief Executive Officers of Management Companies, which paid between $10,000 and $20,000 for the quarter. The rest of the list paid up to $10,000 apiece.

Anderson’s executive branch report showed another $85,000 in pay, with Chief Executive Officers of Management Companies again popping up with an estimated $15,000 in pay.

The bottom line of each report shows between $50,000 and $100,000 in compensation, giving Anderson’s third-quarter haul a floor of $100,000.

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