Mike Haridopolos could earn nearly $500K for Q2 lobbying fees - Florida Politics

Mike Haridopolos could earn nearly $500K for Q2 lobbying fees

Mike Haridopolos is going strong, preparing to report strong second quarter earnings when it comes to his work in both the state’s legislative and executive branches.

Haridolopos earned at least $300,000 — approximately $155,000 for legislative work and $145,000 for executive branch work — during the second quarter of the year, which included the second half of the 2017 Legislative Session and a brief special session. He could earn a maximum of $429,974 — approximately $219,987 for legislative work and $209,987 for executive branch work — during the second quarter of the year, according to an analysis of compensation reports conducted FloridaPolitics.com

Lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislative or executive branches are required to submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation each quarter. Reports for the second quarter are due to the state on Aug. 14.

The former Senate President might be a sole practitioner, but his plate is far from empty. Haridopolos had 20 legislative clients during the second quarter and 22 executive branch clients.

The Stronach Group clocked in as his highest paying client, paying approximately $35,000 for legislative branch work and $35,000 for executive branch work during the second quarter.

Two clients — Floridians for Access to Health Care and Trava — paid an average of $25,000 for legislative work; while two clients — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and South Central Florida Express — paid an average of $15,000 for legislative work. Eight more clients paid an average of $5,000 for legislative work.

Five clients — CyberFuels Inc., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Floridians for Access to Health Care Inc., Rivada Networks, and South Central Florida Express Inc. — paid $15,000 for executive branch work during the second quarter; while seven clients paid an average for $5,000 for executive branch work.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Orlando Rising and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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  1. This is why we have such horrible elected representation, because for a pip squeak like this, who has screwed the people many times for those with the big money, to do their bidding, those that put him in power. Now Is enabled, by payoff, to make such money just because he did the bidding of those that put him in the position of power to begin with. I remember how he took away all protections for the public regarding the home warranty industry. In one amendment on the senate floor he wiped out the whole section. I asked the senate President if he saw what lil hair had done and he just shrugged his shoulders. He knew. I found out a few years later he was being paid well by that industry. They are not public Servants, they are using our system, to fatten their own pockets, while selling us out. Haridopolis had not real accomplishments before being anointed by Pruitt to be his bag man. His biggest House accomplishment was that he passed the the “Naming the state fruit” bill. It’s totally disgusting

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