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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   2018   Last Four Quarters
Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2   Why important?
 
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$17,860 $16,307   $15,000 $15,000 $26,800 $34,500   $15,000 $15,000   $91,300
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Sandeep Kaushik
$24,440 $26,940   $20,000 $19,700 $18,200 $17,000   $19,500 $18,300   $73,000
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
$22,000 $22,000   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $16,500 $16,500   $66,000
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$12,000 $12,000   $0 $12,000 $12,000 $24,000   $16,500 $0   $52,500
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$10,559 $10,517   $10,500 $0 $10,500 $21,000   $10,500 $10,500   $52,500
LYFT Sandeep Kaushik
$9,000 $9,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $6,000 $10,000   $34,000
AMAZON.COM / AWS Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Kim Clauson
Ryan Bayne
$629 $15,478   $8,996 $7,670 $8,961 $7,500   $150 $14,894   $31,505
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$0 $15,000   $7,500 $22,500 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500   $30,000
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Ryan Bayne
$0 $21,150   $9,525 $7,850 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500   $30,000
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Jane Lewis
Joe Woods
Matt Griffin
$0 $0   $0 $0 $1,410 $5,656   $9,823 $9,005   $25,894
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$4,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $13,950   $4,500 $4,500   $22,950
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$3,000 $3,000   $4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,000   $5,000 $8,000   $22,000
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$0 $23,518   $5,278 $5,581 $5,000 $5,071   $5,989 $5,134   $21,195
REPUBLIC SERVICES (ALLIED WASTE / RABANCO) Kevin Hughes
$3,375 $3,375   $3,375 $3,375 $3,375 $3,375   $3,375 $3,375   $13,500
PUGET SOUND ENERGY Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$0 $5,000   $7,500 $9,000 $3,000 $3,000   $3,000 $3,000   $12,000
SEATTLE OPERA Kevin Hughes
$3,000 $3,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $3,000 $3,000   $12,000
ROY STREET COMMONS Randy Bannecker
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $10,952   $0 $0   $10,952
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0 $0   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $1,500 $3,000   $10,500
VOLTA Randy Bannecker
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,000 $9,000   $10,000
ACLU OF WASHINGTON Mark Cooke
Shankar Narayan
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $800   $9,042 $0   $9,842
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$8,000 $0   $8,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0   $4,000 $3,000   $9,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$8,500 $2,250   $350 $3,000 $3,500 $1,500   $350 $3,000   $8,350
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $0   $6,000
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0 $0   $0 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500   $1,500 $1,500   $6,000
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$795 $370   $0 $106 $1,031 $4,570   $0 $0   $5,601
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
David Rolf
Margaret Diddams
$1,760 $630   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,100 $4,461   $5,561
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$0 $0   $2,500 $0 $5,000 $0   $0 $0   $5,000
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$1,514 $455   $208 $1,504 $1,494 $3,224   $116 $0   $4,833
EVGO Michael Mann
$0 $0   $750 $750 $1,500 $0   $1,500 $1,500   $4,500
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$500 $500   $500 $500 $1,000 $500   $1,200 $1,200   $3,900
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0 $0   $0 $1,350 $493 $747   $792 $1,063   $3,095
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$3,450 $3,450   $2,250 $0 $3,000 $0   $0 $0   $3,000
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$500 $2,000   $500 $500 $500 $500   $1,000 $1,000   $3,000
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
Vicky Clark
$1,100 $1,100   $1,100 $1,100 $250 $1,100   $1,100 $500   $2,950
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0 $0   $0 $0 $540 $202   $0 $1,871   $2,613
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
$7,364 $3,840   $0 $80 $200 $2,220   $80 $40   $2,540
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $0 $0   $2,500
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0 $0   $1,357 $1,506 $2,021 $450   $0 $0   $2,470
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$2,000 $2,000   $0 $4,000 $2,000 $0   $0 $0   $2,000
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$1,052 $619   $0 $0 $815 $1,173   $0 $0   $1,988
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$600 $0   $1,860 $33,205 $620 $620   $620 $0   $1,860
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$332 $642   $689 $0 $0 $1,000   $450 $300   $1,750
PUGET SOUND SAGE Kimberly Powe
Rebecca Saldaña
$792 ($25)   $346 $683 $0 $1,575   $0 $0   $1,575
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
Rene Murry
$0 $266   $0 $0 $44 $177   $222 $1,087   $1,531
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Samantha Grad
Sarah Cherin
$0 $736   $0 $0 $210 $251   $0 $764   $1,225
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Kelsey Mesher
Shefali Ranganathan
$90 $30   $0 $280 $367 $78   $210 $480   $1,135
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$1,500 $0   $207 $250 $659 $53   $186 $225   $1,123
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$450 $135   $247 $495 $157 $0   $382 $525   $1,063
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$0 $500   $0 $0 $0 $1,000   $0 $0   $1,000
WORKING WASHINGTON Artie Nosrati
Sejal Parikh
$1,756 $176   $0 $0 $0 $300   $653 $0   $953
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dustin Lambro
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $284   $0 $654   $938
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0 $0   $300 $300 $300 $300   $0 $0   $600
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0 $0   $0 $3,684 $0 $500   $0 $0   $500
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0 $0   $449 $544 $176 $30   $117 $24   $347
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0 $0   $0 $0 $300 $0   $0 $0   $300
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$0 $0   $0 $300 $0 $240   $0 $0   $240
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$201 $1,127   $0 $1,018 $221 $0   $0 $0   $221
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$0 $118   $0 $0 $0 $150   $0 $0   $150
WASHINGTON BUS Chris Esh
Emilio Garza
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $75 $0   $75
MOMSRISING.ORG Maggie Humphreys
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $74   $74
SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE Dan Bertolet
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $73 $0   $73
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $1,251   $1,059 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$3,000 $3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$12,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CENTURYLINK David Namura
$0 ($2,623)   $1,331 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$0 $0   $7,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CLONERS MARKET Philip Dawdy
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CRAIG KINZER & CO / KINZER REAL ESTATE / KINZER CAPITAL Jan Drago
$1,988 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$1,500 $1,500   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$2,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
FOOD LIFELINE Katharine Ryan
$15,000 $15,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
IHEART MEDIA / CLEAR CHANNEL Jamie Durkan
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
MARTIN J DURKAN INC (MJD) Dylan Doty
$2,000 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0 $0   $200 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
PUGET SOUND HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Philip Dawdy
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
RENTAL HOUSING ASSOC OF WASHINGTON (RHA) Jamie Durkan
$13,693 $13,803   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY George Griffin
$0 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT Tim Hatley
$6,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE Kylie Rolf
$1,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$140 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $740   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0   $0 $1,925 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
THE JOINT COOPERATIVE Philip Dawdy
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
THE VELMEIR COMPANIES Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$193 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
WA MULTI FAMILY HOUSING ASSOC. Tim Hatley
$4,650 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$708 ($200)   $225 $91 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSN John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$5,829 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
 
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