Fiorentino Group’s first quarter lobbying revenues among tops in state

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For the first quarter of 2014, the four lobbyists comprising The Fiorentino Group — founder Martin Fiorentino, Senior Vice-President Hubert “Bo” Bohannon, principal Joseph Mobley and consultant Mark Pinto — brought in a high six figures of revenue through its roster of 35 legislative clients.

Fiorentino produced those numbers by offering an in-house lineup of activists with solid local, state and national political expertise. Fiorentino is an eminent Republican fundraiser, a top bundler for Mitt Romney during the 2012 campaign; Bohannon brings over four decades of governmental experience; Mobley was a top aide to State Representative and former Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, and during last election cycle, Pinto served as Special Assistant to the Chair of the Republican Party of Florida.

For the first quarter of 2014, Fiorentino reported estimated maximum earnings of $439,966 legislative and $419,966 executive — bringing the firm’s total to $859,932.

Fiorentino’s top executive principal was investment management consulting firm BHK Holdings, which gave up to $39,999 in 1Q 2014. The highest-paying legislative clients were technology firm Uber Inc. and specialty pharmaceutical company Mylan Specialty L.P., which contributed up to $29,999 each.

Other top clients are Jacksonville University; CSX Transportation; Florida Crystals Corporation, HDR Engineering and the Public Defenders for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, giving the lobbying house up to $19,999 for legislative, with the same amounts for executive representation.

Under Florida law, advocacy firms must file quarterly compensation reports, even if they have no compensation during the quarter. Registered lobbyists, if they represent principals during the reporting period, must file compensation reports for the quarter.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.