Metz Husband & Daughton rakes in $1.3 mil in Q2 lobbying revenue

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I think it is fair to say that if you walk into pretty much any eventful committee hearing during session, you’ll notice one of the lobbyists from Metz Husband & Daughton there, too. That’s not because there are a huge gaggle of them — but because their eight team members cover a huge amount of political territory in their practice.

Representing 45 clients for legislative and executive work, respectively, the Metz Husband & Daughton roster spans from Disney to American Express, from the American Lung Association to the Florida Bar.

The firm, known for its steadiness and public policy know-how, is where clients turn when they need substantive and strategic counsel. They aren’t the shiny “look at me” crowd but rather the understated bunch who routinely over-deliver.

That’s what you get when you put Andy Palmer, Herb Sheheane, Steve Metz, Aimee Diaz Lyon, Warren Husband, Patricia Greene, Gregory Black, and Jim Daughton in one room.

Each quarter, lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislature or executive branch must submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation ranges. On August 15, reports were due for the period spanning April 1 through June 30, 2014 and reflect the year-round work that these firms do in representing interests that span every industry sector.

This quarter, the Metz team brought in between $30,000 and $39,999 a piece from the Collier Resources Company and the Florida Bar; and between $20,000 and $29,999 a piece from Amscot Financial, Attorneys’ title Fund Services, Centene, the Florida Associated General Contractors Council, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Siemens, and Disney. Their top paying executive client, Truven Health Analytics, compensated the firm between $10,000 and $19,999 this quarter.

In sum, the Metz second quarter total is as high as $1.3 million — on par with returns from this quarter last year, and with compensation reported from the first quarter of 2014. In sum, the firm has brought in up to $2.7 million so far this year.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.