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After a decade, the Boys & Girls Club replaces Jack Cory.

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Lobby-up: Boys & Girls Clubs dump Jack Cory, jump to Ramba Consulting

The Florida Alliance of the Boys & Girls Clubs have had Jack Cory‘s Public Affairs Consultants on retainer for more than a decade, but that’s set to change.

Newly filed lobbying registrations show David Ramba, Allison Carvajal and Cameron Yarbrough of Ramba Consulting Group picked up the Florida Alliance contract last week.

Public Affairs Consultants still lists the Boys & Girls Clubs as an active client, but sources familiar with Florida Alliance’s plans say the group told Cory’s firm they were getting the axe a few months ago.

According to Public Affairs Consultants’ third-quarter lobbying compensation reports, Cory, wife Keyna and Erin Daly Ballas brought in an estimated $10,000 lobbying on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

The third-quarter contract is a step down from what Public Affairs Consultants reported for the prior quarter, when the Boys & Girls Clubs paid between $10,000 and $20,000 for legislative lobbying and were marked down for up to $10,000 more in fees on the executive side.

Records show the Florida Alliance of the Boys & Girls Clubs also are represented by Margaret Timmins and Lisa Henning of Timmins Consulting.

Sunshine State Consultants lobbyist and former Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp also represented the Florida Alliance this year, though his contract was cancelled in early October.

Archived lobbying registrations show Cory has repped the Florida Alliance of the Boys & Girls Clubs in front of the Legislature, Governor and Cabinet since 2007. Back then, the Boys & Girls Clubs also had Douglas Bell of Metz Husband & Daughton on retainer.

Florida Politics reached out to Cory regarding the change but did not receive a response.

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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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