Local gov’t experts Peebles & Smith bring in $60K during first quarter of 2014

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Local governments are the specialty of Peebles & Smith and its lobbying team of Bill Peebles and John Wayne Smith, who brought in nearly $60,000 in the first quarter of 2014.

In the Pebbles & Smith lobbying roster are four legislative and four executive clients, for reported earnings of up to $29,997 for legislative and $29,997 for executive services, for a total maximum of $59,994.

The three highest-paying clients to Pebbles & Smith in Q1 are the City of Archer, located just outside of Gainesville; environmental group The Conservation Campaign; and the Florida Association of Counties. Each customer gave the firm up to $9,999 each for legislative, and the same for executive advocacy.

According to its website, the firm is as equally comfortable in representing small towns—with populations less than 1,000—as they are will large statewide associations.

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.