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Lobbying compensation: Second quarter brings McGuireWoods Consulting $300K

The four lobbyists working the Florida branch of McGuireWoods Consulting earned an estimated $300,000 in fees last quarter, new compensation reports show.

The team of Sara Clements, Rhett O’Doski, Ryder Rudd and Sean Stafford represented three dozen clients, netting up to $250,000 lobbying the legislature and up to $50,000 more lobbying the Governor and Cabinet.

Florida lobbyists report their pay in ranges covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of those ranges to estimate pay. Quarterly reports also list broad ranges for overall compensation ranges for the quarter.

According to McGuireWoods’ reports, the firm earned an estimated $325,000 in the Legislature and $115,000 in the executive branch. Those figures break through their overall income range, however — those rang in at $100,000 to $250,000 on the legislative report and between $1 and $50,000 on the executive one.

The legislative lobbying report was topped by a trio of clients that paid an estimated $25,000 each furing the April through June reporting period: Energy Fairness, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and United Healthcare Services.

That set was followed by 13 clients in the $10,000 to $20,000 range and 11 more in the up-to-$10,000 bracket.

The exec report listed two dozen contracts marked down in the $1 to $10,000 range.

Several well-known clients were listed on McGuireWoods’ second quarter report, including Florida Crystals, Florida International University, Florida Poly, Hilton and Waymo, a major player in the autonomous vehicle industry.

The new reports put McGuireWoods Consulting on track to earn more than $1 million in fees this year.

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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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