Adams St. Advocates brings in appx. $322K in lobbying revenue during first quarter

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Adams St. Advocates offers an extensive team of seven registered lobbyists: Robert Beck, Bryan Cherry, Chelsea d’Hemecourt, Claudia Davant, Candice Ericks, David Ericks and Tanya Jackson. The firm’s roster of 16 legislative and 16 executive clients brought in a reported maximum revenue of more than $321,000.

In the first quarter of 2014, Adams St. filed estimated maximum earnings of $141,986 in legislative fees, $179,984 for executive advocacy — for a total of up to $321,970.

The lineup has its share of governmental expertise: Beck was a top budget adviser in the Office of the Governor and the Florida Senate, among other state agencies; Davant worked in both the U.S. Senate and state governments; Ericks is a former law enforcement officer with three decades of Tallahassee experience; Cherry served as chief of staff to state Rep. Marti Coley, as well as her campaign manager during the 2010 election cycle.

The firm’s largest Q1 2014 clients were Florida Pharmacy Association and the business technology firm Infor. Each gave up to $19,999 for executive representation and up to $19,999 apiece for legislative lobbying services.

The remaining $9,999 legislative level clients have a wide range of social and business interests:

  • Communications giant AT&T
  • Capital Asphalt LLC, a leading Tallahassee highway and sitework contractor
  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Coaxis International, an information technology firm based in North Florida
  • Environmental activists The Everglades Foundation
  • Five Points Technology Group, Inc.
  • Florida Coalition for the Homeless
  • Harmony Information Services, a Medicaid waiver program claim management company
  • Information Systems of Florida, Inc.
  • Non-profit Office of Public Guardian, Inc., the first public guardianship program in North Florida
  • Management consulting firm PinPoint Results
  • Technology and Internet security company Symantec Corporation

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