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The Mayernick Group hauls in a cool $510k in Q2 lobbying fees

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The Mayernick Group — comprised of the husband and wife team of Frank and Tracy Mayernick plus consultant Jodi Lea Stevens — continued to punch above its weight class among the Tallahassee lobbying corps in the second quarter of 2015, according to recently released lobbyist compensation reports.

The firm took in an estimated $510,000 — $395,000 from legislative clients and $115,000 for executive branch work — during the Q2 reporting period which ran from April 1 through June 30.

Headlining the firm’s report were a bevy of high-paying clients: Boyd Gaming Corporation and Jacksonville Armada Football Club each contributed up to $39,998 for the group’s services, the largest totals overall.

Also among its roster of clients were more than a dozen who paid between $10,000 and $29,998, including heavyweights like HCA Healthcare, Florida Power & Light and U.S. Sugar.

The Adams Street regulars also did work for several “white hat” clients: maternity and infant health charity March of Dimes, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Florida, Lutheran Services and PACE Center for Girls shared space on the Mayernick agenda with more industry-centric “food fighters” like AT&T, Alkermes Plc and Dredging Contractors of America.

The firm also cooperated on contract work with Capitol Insight, Cruz & Co. and The Rubin Group, with whom the Mayernick Group has two clients in common, Securus Technologies and Citrus Health Network.

By state law, firms report only general ranges of compensation figures, rather than the exact dollar figure unless a client’s fees reach $50,000 or more, making exact figures proprietary.

Ryan Ray writes about campaigns and public policy in Tampa Bay and across the state. A contributor to and before that, The Florida Squeeze, he covers the Legislature as a member of the Florida Capitol Press Corps and has worked as a staffer on several campaigns. He can be reached at

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