Adams St. Advocates reports lobbying revenue of $310K in Q2

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Adams St. Advocates presents an extensive team of seven registered lobbyists: Robert Beck, Bryan Cherry, Chelsea d’Hemecourt, Claudia Davant, Candice Ericks, David Ericks and Tanya Jackson.

With a roster of 16 legislative and 15 executive clients, Adams St. Advocates reported maximum revenue of just under $310,000 from April-June.

For the second quarter of 2014, Adams St. filed maximum earnings of $159,985 in legislative fees, $149,965 for executive advocacy — for a total of up to $309,971.

From its humble beginnings in 2012, the firm’s lineup now boasts strong governmental expertise: Beck was a top budget advisor in the Office of the Governor, 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.

Adams St. Advocates largest Q2 2014 client was online security software firm Symantec Corporation, which gave up to $19,999 executive and up to $19,999 in legislative lobbying services each.

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

  • Communications giant AT&T
  • Capital Asphalt LLC, a leading Tallahassee highway and site work contractor
  • 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

Also in the $9,999 executive client range:

  • Florida Pharmacy Association
  • Infor, a software firm specializing in enterprise software, providing financial systems and resource planning to supply chain
  • Information Systems of Florida, Inc
  • Management consulting firm PinPoint Results
  • Robert E. Dooley, as Trustee for the Robert E. Dooley Trust
  • William R. La Rosa

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