With full roster of municipal clients, lobbyist Bill Peebles reports quarterly earnings near half-million

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William Peebles has been long recognized for his expert lobbying of the Florida legislature and executive, and his firm was named again by Florida Trend as being among Florida’s top lobbying firms in 2013.

Peebles and his partner John Wayne Smith share 23 clients all of which utilize the firm’s legislative and executive connections and together provided a quarterly compensation of between $250,000 and $499,999. While many of Peebles’ clients have been with them long-term, new clients came on  board between the second quarter of 2012 and now.  

This quarter, Peebles’ top-paying clients included the AIDS HealthCare Foundation, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, City of Orlando, Florida Municipal Power Agency, Monroe County Board of County Commissioners, and the Pelican Bay Foundation, each of which compensated the firm up to $29,999 for the quarter

There other clients — including the Conservation Campaign, Florida Municipal Electric Association, Metroplan Orlando, Florida Association of Counties, and various municipalities, demonstrate Peebles’ expertise in infrastructure and resource lobbying.

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.