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Insurance concerns drive Colodny Fass’ 1st quarter lobbying income

At the top-end, the firm could have earned $750,000.

Newly filed compensation reports show the team at lobbying firm Colodny Fass brought earned an estimated $650,000 in pay during the first quarter.

Katie Webb, Douglas Bruce, Jodi Bock Davidson, Niki Donner, Sandy Fay, Nicole Graganella, Claude Mueller, and Nate Strickland earned that sum across 41 legislative lobbying contracts and 49 executive branch ones.

Lobbying firms are required to report their incomes in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of those ranges to estimate quarterly earnings.

Firms are also required to provide a range for their overall quarterly compensation. Colodny Fass’ reports show the firm earned at least $350,000 during the first quarter. At the top-end, the firm could have earned $750,000 in pay.

The firm’s legislative compensation report was topped by eight contracts worth between $20,000 and $30,000 apiece.

Those principals included American Property Casualty Insurance Association, CEMEX Construction Materials Florida, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, HCA Healthcare, Osceola Legislative Effort, Southern Fidelity Insurance Company, WellCare Health Plans and White Rock Quarries.

Another 10 clients paid between $10,000 to $20,000 to retain the firm over the three-month stretch, with the remainder pitching in up to $10,000 apiece. The low end of those legislative contracts show Colodny Fass earned at least $260,000 lobbying the Legislature in Q1.

Insurance industry clients were just as prevalent at the top of Colodny Fass’ executive compensation report, with FedNat Insurance joining Ascendant Holdings at the top of the sheet.

Each of those deals netted the firm $20,000 to $30,000, while another half-dozen executive contracts were marked down in the $10,000 to $20,000 bracket.

That cohort included Granada Insurance Company, Prepared Insurance Company and Star Casualty Insurance Company alongside some repeats from the top of Colodny Fass’ legislative compensation report.

In all, the firm earned at least $100,000 in executive lobbying pay, though it could have maxed out at $250,000 if their clients paid top dollar in their reported ranges.

All Florida lobbyists and firms are required to report their incomes on a quarterly basis. Reports for the first quarter were due May 15.

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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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