Tsamoutales Strategies brings in more than $1 million in legislative lobbying fees during second quarter

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Editors note: As lobbying shops report their second quarter compensation fees, several firms’ numbers are worth examining closer. 

Tsamoutales Strategies brought in over $1 million in legislative lobbying compensation fees during the second quarter of 2013, in addition to as much as $999,999 in executive lobbying fees — making this three-person lobbying team among the most efficient in the business.

And Florida is just a piece of Tsamouteles’ impressive and consistent haul. The firm has business from Little Rock to Tallahassee, from D.C. to Jackson Hole, and everywhere in between.

Together, Frank Tsamoutales, Sarah Sanders and Cameron Yarbrough represent 36 clients in Florida including Honeywell International at a whopping $620,000 for legislative and executive representation this quarter; Harris Corporation at $324,000; InfraManagement Group at $246,000; International Speedway Corporation at $174,000; and Butler Enterprises at $150,000.

Evidence-Based Associates, Osceola County, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — who were also among three top-paying legislative and executive clients this latest quarter, compensating up to $99,998, $79,998, and $59,998 respectively.

Last quarter, Tsamoutales brought in up to $999,999 in legislative compensation and $ in executive; and this time last year, the same.

The team also represents Wal-Mart, Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Inc.

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.  This week, reports are due for the period spanning April 1 through June 30, 2013 and reflect the year-round work that these firms do in representing interests that span every industry sector.

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.