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Employers of Lobbyists
Here is a list of lobbyists’ employers organized by how much each reported having spent for the purposes of lobbying the City of Seattle over the last eight quarters. Lobbyists are required to disclose this information if they are paid to lobby and do so on more than four days in any calendar quarter. “Lobbying” is defined in the law to mean communicating with City Council members, legislative department staff, the mayor, or the mayor’s staff in an attempt to influence legislation. Click on a lobbyist’s name to see the reports they have filed with the SEEC.

The Elections Code was amended in 2015 to provide that no candidate for City office may knowingly accept any contribution directly or indirectly from any entity or person who during the past 12 month period has paid $5,000 or more to a lobbyist or lobbying entity for lobbying the City of Seattle.
Employer Lobbyist(s) 2016   2017   Last Four Quarters
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Why important?
 
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Sandeep Kaushik
$23,305 $23,015 $24,440 $26,940   $20,000 $19,700 $18,200 $0   $57,900
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$15,000 $15,817 $17,860 $16,307   $15,000 $15,000 $26,800 $0   $56,800
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
$0 $0 $22,000 $22,000   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $0   $49,500
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $7,500 $0 $15,000   $7,500 $22,500 $7,500 $0   $37,500
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$0 $600 $600 $0   $1,860 $33,205 $620 $0   $35,685
LYFT Sandeep Kaushik
$9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $0   $27,000
AMAZON.COM / AWS Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Kim Clauson
Ryan Bayne
$11,058 $19,287 $629 $15,478   $8,996 $7,670 $8,961 $0   $25,627
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $7,500 $0 $21,150   $9,525 $7,850 $7,500 $0   $24,875
PUGET SOUND ENERGY Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$0 $0 $0 $5,000   $7,500 $9,000 $3,000 $0   $19,500
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$0 $4,000 $8,000 $0   $8,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0   $16,000
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$0 $0 $0 $23,518   $5,278 $5,581 $5,000 $0   $15,859
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$7,500 $7,500 $12,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $0   $15,000
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $0   $14,000
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000   $0 $12,000 $0 $0   $12,000
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$0 $10,500 $10,559 $10,517   $10,500 $0 $0 $0   $10,500
REPUBLIC SERVICES (ALLIED WASTE / RABANCO) Kevin Hughes
$3,375 $3,375 $3,375 $3,375   $3,375 $3,375 $3,375 $0   $10,125
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0 $0 $0 $0   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $0   $9,000
SEATTLE OPERA Kevin Hughes
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $0   $9,000
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$0 $0 $0 $0   $2,500 $0 $5,000 $0   $7,500
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$27,000 $12,000 $0 $0   $7,000 $0 $0 $0   $7,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$3,000 $3,750 $8,500 $2,250   $350 $3,000 $3,500 $0   $6,850
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$0 $0 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $4,000 $2,000 $0   $6,000
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$3,450 $3,450 $3,450 $3,450   $2,250 $0 $3,000 $0   $5,250
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0 $0 $0 $0   $1,357 $1,506 $2,021 $0   $4,883
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $3,684 $0 $0   $3,684
EVGO Michael Mann
$0 $0 $0 $0   $750 $750 $1,500 $0   $3,000
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,000 $1,500 $0   $2,500
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
$1,216 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100   $1,100 $1,100 $250 $0   $2,450
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$1,500 $1,500 $500 $500   $500 $500 $1,000 $0   $2,000
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,925 $0 $0   $1,925
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,350 $493 $0   $1,843
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$854 $1,762 $1,514 $455   $208 $1,504 $77 $0   $1,789
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$0 $0 $500 $2,000   $500 $500 $500 $0   $1,500
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Joe Woods
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $1,410 $0   $1,410
CENTURYLINK David Namura
$0 $7,500 $0 ($2,623)   $1,331 $0 $0 $0   $1,331
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $0 $0 $0   $1,250
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$48 $0 $201 $1,127   $0 $1,018 $221 $0   $1,239
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0 $0 $0 $0   $449 $544 $176 $0   $1,169
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$0 $3,989 $795 $370   $0 $106 $1,031 $0   $1,137
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$0 $0 $1,500 $0   $207 $250 $659 $0   $1,116
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $0 $1,251   $1,059 $0 $0 $0   $1,059
PUGET SOUND SAGE Rebecca Saldaña
$280 $441 $792 ($25)   $346 $683 $0 $0   $1,029
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$0 $535 $1,500 $1,500   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $1,000
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$1,349 $989 $450 $135   $247 $495 $157 $0   $899
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$153 $539 $1,052 $619   $0 $0 $815 $0   $815
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$0 $285 $332 $642   $689 $0 $0 $0   $689
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Shefali Ranganathan
$108 $0 $90 $30   $0 $280 $367 $0   $647
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $540 $0   $540
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$0 $0 $708 ($200)   $225 $91 $0 $0   $316
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $300 $0   $300
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $300 $0 $0   $300
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0 $0 $0 $0   $300 $0 $0 $0   $300
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
$4,950 $3,250 $7,364 $3,840   $0 $80 $200 $0   $280
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0 $0 $0 $0   $200 $0 $0 $0   $200
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
$0 $0 $0 $266   $0 $0 $44 $0   $44
AMERICAN LIFE INC George Griffin
$3,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$0 $0 $0 $118   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CLONERS MARKET Philip Dawdy
$1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CRAIG KINZER & CO / KINZER REAL ESTATE / KINZER CAPITAL Jan Drago
$0 $0 $1,988 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
ENWAVE SEATTLE Michael Mann
$1,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$0 $6,000 $2,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
FOOD LIFELINE Katharine Ryan
$15,012 $0 $15,000 $15,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$1,000 $0 $0 $500   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
IHEART MEDIA / CLEAR CHANNEL Jamie Durkan
$14,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
MARTIN J DURKAN INC (MJD) Dylan Doty
$0 $3,000 $2,000 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
PUGET SOUND HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Philip Dawdy
$1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
QG, LLC George Griffin
$0 $2,000 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
RENTAL HOUSING ASSOC OF WASHINGTON (RHA) Jamie Durkan
$13,500 $10,522 $13,693 $13,803   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY George Griffin
$5,000 $3,000 $0 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT Tim Hatley
$0 $0 $6,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$2,324 $1,300 $500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE Kylie Rolf
$0 $500 $1,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$2,793 $1,691 $140 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
$1,000 $1,000 $1,760 $630   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SODO BUILDERS, LLC George Griffin
$2,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $0 $740   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
THE JOINT COOPERATIVE Philip Dawdy
$1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
THE VELMEIR COMPANIES Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$963 $770 $193 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Sarah Cherin
$472 $720 $0 $736   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
VIEVU George Griffin
$1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
WA MULTI FAMILY HOUSING ASSOC. Tim Hatley
$0 $0 $4,650 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSN John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$6,970 $5,846 $5,829 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
WORKING WASHINGTON Sejal Parikh
$2,460 $3,046 $1,756 $176   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
 
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