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Personnel note: Joe McCann to Pittman Law Group

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Joe McCann, a former House Democratic Office staff director, has joined the Pittman Law Group as Senior Policy Director, the firm announced Wednesday. McCann will work alongside attorney Sean Pittman to direct the firm’s lobbying efforts.

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Andrew Gillum posting a goose egg? Say it ain’t so

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May was a busy month for Andrew Gillum. Like his opponents, he racked up several key endorsements; former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Senate Democratic Leader-designate Jeff Clemens, Sen. Perry Thurston, state Rep. Joe Abruzzo and Palm Beach County Tax Collector for life, Anne Gannon. Gillum spoke at Tiger Bay and his campaign sent out numerous press releases on various topics, he held two big-name fundraisers (former party chair Allison Tant and uber-lobbyist Sean Pittman) and blasted out, by my count, more than 18…

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Lobbyist Sean Pittman switches sides in ride-sharing wars

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High-profile lawyer-lobbyist Sean Pittman, who formerly represented the Florida Limousine Association, is switching sides to Uber, the ride-sharing service. Pittman, one of INFLUENCE magazine’s “Top 100 Influencers,” is a big get for Uber, based in San Francisco. Pittman’s reach is statewide, with a presence in Tallahassee, Palm Beach County, and Miami. Expect Pittman and Uber to push lawmakers to pass a measure giving Florida regulatory power over app-based transportation services, taking control away from individual cities and counties. As Session gets under way,…

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Meet Megan Sirjane-Samples, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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When Florida’s cities need help on transportation issues before the Legislature, they turn to Megan Sirjane-Samples. That’s her specialty as a lobbyist for the Florida League of Cities, which represents the interests of Florida’s 411 municipalities. Before she joined the League in 2013, Sirjane-Samples lobbied at Tallahassee’s Pittman Law Group. There, she also represented “a multitude of local governments,” she says. Sirjane-Samples has managed political campaigns, and is president of the Florida Association of Intergovernmental Relations, which promotes and protects home rule. In her off time, she volunteers for American Legion…

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4th Floor Files talks with Sean Pittman about end-of-session blues, an antique Mercedes and the City of Gretna

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The latest edition of the 4th Floor Files talks with attorney and lobbyist Sean Pittman, named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People in Tallahassee by the Tallahassee Democrat. In addition to lobbying and his legal practice, Pittman also co-hosts The Usual Suspects, one of North Florida’s and South Georgia’s premier weekly political talk shows. Here is the file on Sean Pittman: Significant other? Children? Grandkids? My wife Audra; we have been married since 2009. We have three beautiful daughters:…

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4th Floor Files talks to Sean Pittman about compassion, Gretna and the Big Bend Minority Chamber

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Today’s chapter of the “4th Floor Files” talks with attorney and lobbyist Sean Pittman, named one of the Top Twenty-Five Most Influential People in Tallahassee by the Tallahassee Democrat. In addition to his lobbying and legal practices, Pittman also co-hosts “The Usual Suspects,” one of North Florida’s premier weekly political talk shows. In February, Pittman became Second Vice Chair of the Orange Bowl Committee, a nonprofit sports organization that promotes and serves South Florida. Significant other? Children? Grand kids? My…

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