Mike Haridopolos reels in $260K in Q4, $890K in 2017

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Mike Haridopolos received an estimated $260,000 in lobbying compensation over the last three months of 2017 according to newly filed reports.

Haridopolos’ solo firm lobbied before the Legislature on behalf of 23 clients in Q4 and was retained by 27 principals for executive branch lobbying during the same stretch.

Haridopolos was a Republican member of the Florida Senate from 2003 to 2012, representing then-District 26. The last two years he was in office he served as Senate President.

In addition to his solo work, Haridopolos also works as a lobbyist for Dean Mead.

His top paying principal between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 was MJS Capital Holdings, a North Redington Beach-based business run by Matthew Sulkowski.

The group paid Haridopolos between paid between $40,000 and $50,000 for legislative lobbying, with another payment in the same range for executive lobbying for an estimated $90,000 for the quarter.

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.

Other top clients in the Q4 report include Floridians for Access to Health Care at $40,000; South Central Florida Express, The Stronach Group and Rivada Networks at $15,000; and Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Health First, Melbourne Tillman Water Control, Mutualink, Pharmacists Who Care and REFG at $10,000 apiece.

With the full year in the books, Haridopolos earnings came in at $890,000.

His top client of 2017 was Floridians for Access to Health Care, which paid an estimated $150,000 — $90,000 for legislative lobbying and $60,000 for executive.

The Stornach Group came in at $110,000 for the year, followed by Embry-Riddle at $100,000, MJS Capital Holdings at $90,000 and South Central Florida Express at $60,000.

Haridopolos’ only help for the year came from Calvin Holton, who pitched in with the firm’s legislative lobbying efforts during the first quarter of 2017.

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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