Adam Corey drops lobbying clients

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Lobbyist Adam Corey jettisoned his state-level clients this week, possibly due to an ongoing FBI corruption investigation in Tallahassee.

Corey had been representing American Clinical Solutions, Coalition of Affordable Housing Providers, PNC Financial Services Group, Broward College Foundation and San Felasco Nurseries, but state records show he withdrew as a lobbyist for each client Monday.

He and partner Ralph Schwarz have also taken the “unconventional strategy” of cancelling their state lobbying registrations. Their firm is now floating along without any state-level lobbyists a few months shy of its second birthday.

Despite nixing his legislative and executive lobbying efforts, Leon County records show Corey hasn’t yet cancelled his local clients: Igniting Florida, LLC; Kevin Kornahrens/Advanced Green Technologies; Rick Kearney; Rogers, Gunster, Vaughn Insurance; and William Thames/Arbor Properties.

Outside of lobbying, Corey is part owner of The Edison restaurant and is the former campaign treasurer of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Last month Corey was one of more than two dozen parties subpoenaed by the FBI as part of the bureau’s investigation into Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency, which forked over $2.1 million for renovations to the building that now houses The Edison.

Gillum, who went through the ringer for his use of city email software this year, was not subpoenaed and said he was not a “focus of the investigation.”

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


  • Rob

    August 24, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Your blog misrepresents that two dozen people, including Mr. Corey, have been subpoenaed. Not true. Being referenced in a subpoena is not the same as being subpoenaed.

  • Varrick S Nunez

    August 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    It’s “wringer,” not “ringer.”

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