‘Socially conscious’ Jack and Keyna Cory bring in $260K in Q2 lobbying compensation

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A compelling argument can be made that Jack Cory of Public Affairs Consultants is worthy of the title “most socially conscious lobbyist.”

After all, Cory received the 2013 Leading Lobbyist Award from Association Trends, the nation’s leading organization to track key legal and regulatory issues in the association community. The group recognized Cory for years of nonprofit service with Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, where he helped secure $23 million for youth members statewide since 2006.

Florida regulations direct lobbying firms to file quarterly compensation reports, identifying clients and how much they are paid – but unlike the federal lobbyists, which are required to report exact figures – state lobbyist disclosures are limited to broad dollar ranges.

The three-person lobbying team of Cory, his wife Keyna and grassroots specialist Erin Daly Ballas took in the second quarter of 2014 an estimated $159,988 in legislative fees and $99,990 executive, for a total of $259,975 — about $40K less than Q1. With15 legislative and 13 executive clients, Public Affairs earned $559,954 combined for the first half of the year.

The top legislative client is American Elder Care, the only non-HMO and statewide senior long-term-care provider in Florida. The Delray Beach-based company, which gave in the $20,000 to $29,999 range, also gave up to $9,999 in executive advocacy fees.

The Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and National Waste & Recycling Association round out the top three legislative clients; both gave up to $19,999 in fees.

In addition to being top legislative customers, Boys & Girls Clubs, National Waste and American Elder are also on the executive list for up to $9,999, which also includes:

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.