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Anfield Consulting takes in $560K in Q2 lobbying fees

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Anfield Consulting collected $560,000 last reporting quarter, according to estimates based on recently submitted compensation reports.

The team of Frank Bernardino, Edgar Fernandez, Lee Killinger and Albert Balido managed a profitable portfolio of 87 contracts that was heavy on the legislative side of the ledger.

Some $405,000 of its earnings came from work with state lawmakers, and the remaining $155,000 stemming from executive agency lobbying.

The firm’s single biggest contract was with engineering and business consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff, which each paid Anfield between $30,000-$39,999 in legislative lobbying fees between April 1 and June 30.

The Indian River County Board of County Commissioners may have contributed more, however, compensating Anfield to the tune of an estimated $40,000 between legislative and executive fees.

Other major clients included Florida Crystals and ALICO, which combined to account for $50,000 in Anfield earnings, as well as Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and WaterSmart Software, which at between $10,000-$19,999 each accounted for the firm’s largest executive contracts.

Even apart from the aforementioned Indian River County Commission, Anfield had a solid roster of clients in municipal government: Broward CountyCity of FrostproofCity of MiamiMonroe County Board of Commissioners, Palm Beach CountyPolk County Board of Commissioners, and Seminole Public Schools Foundation  all sought the firm’s representation in Tallahassee in 2015.

State law requires lobbying firms to submit compensation reports quarterly. They are permitted in most cases to simply report an approximate range of client compensation — e.g., $1-$9,999 — instead of the specific dollar amount.

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at [email protected]

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