Flagler Strategies brings in $100K in Q4, $400K in 2017


Flagler Strategies brought in about $95,000 over the last three months of 2017 giving it an estimated haul of $395,000 for the year.

The two-person shop had a half-dozen executive clients last quarter, handled by Michael Cantens, while the 13 clients on the legislative side got the full attention of both Cantens and Alex Miranda.

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 last three months of 2017 were due to the state on Feb. 14.

Lobbyists are required to report compensation from their principals in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of each range to estimate compensation.

Topping Flagler Strategies’ Q4 list was Florida Power & Light, which paid $25,000 for the quarter, followed by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association at the $15,000 level.

AT&T, Miami Children’s Health System, Palm Breach Aggregates and the University of West Florida Foundation paid about $10,000 apiece for legislative and executive representation.

AT&T, Miami Children’s Health System and the University of West Florida Foundation were consistent clients throughout the year – those three principals split the top spot for Flagler Strategies with $40,000 in payments each, $20,000 for executive lobbying and $20,000 for legislative.

The No. 2 spot was split by PBA Holdings and Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, both of which paid $35,000 for the year, followed by Florida Crystals, Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation and Palm Beach Aggregates at $30,000 each.

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.


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