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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) 2015   2016   2017   Last Four Quarters
Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3   Why important?
 
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Kathy Putt
Sandeep Kaushik
$26,920   $23,305 $23,015 $24,440 $26,940   $20,000 $19,700 $18,200   $84,840
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$10,000   $15,000 $15,817 $17,860 $16,307   $15,000 $15,000 $26,800   $73,107
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
Scott Hildebrand
$36,000   $0 $0 $22,000 $22,000   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $71,500
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $15,000   $7,500 $22,500 $7,500   $52,500
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Phillip Fujii
Ryan Bayne
$11,340   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $21,150   $9,525 $7,850 $7,500   $46,025
AMAZON.COM / AWS Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Kim Clauson
Ryan Bayne
$12,111   $11,058 $19,287 $629 $15,478   $8,996 $7,670 $8,961   $41,106
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$0   $0 $0 $0 $23,518   $5,278 $5,581 $5,000   $39,377
LYFT Michael Mann
Sandeep Kaushik
$12,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $36,000
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$0   $0 $600 $600 $0   $1,860 $33,205 $620   $35,685
PUGET SOUND ENERGY David Namura
Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$0   $0 $0 $0 $5,000   $7,500 $9,000 $3,000   $24,500
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$24,000   $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000   $0 $12,000 $0   $24,000
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$0   $7,500 $7,500 $12,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0   $22,500
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$0   $0 $10,500 $10,559 $10,517   $10,500 $0 $0   $21,017
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$6,125   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $4,000 $5,000 $5,000   $17,000
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$0   $0 $4,000 $8,000 $0   $8,000 $6,000 $2,000   $16,000
FOOD LIFELINE Gina Clark
Katharine Ryan
$14,708   $15,012 $0 $15,000 $15,000   $0 $0 $0   $15,000
RENTAL HOUSING ASSOC OF WASHINGTON (RHA) Jamie Durkan
$10,500   $13,500 $10,522 $13,693 $13,803   $0 $0 $0   $13,803
REPUBLIC SERVICES (ALLIED WASTE / RABANCO) Becky Bogard
Kevin Hughes
$3,375   $3,375 $3,375 $3,375 $3,375   $3,375 $3,375 $3,375   $13,500
SEATTLE OPERA Kevin Hughes
$3,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $12,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$325   $3,000 $3,750 $8,500 $2,250   $350 $3,000 $3,500   $9,100
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $9,000
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$3,450   $3,450 $3,450 $3,450 $3,450   $2,250 $0 $3,000   $8,700
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$0   $0 $0 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $4,000 $2,000   $8,000
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $2,500 $0 $5,000   $7,500
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$0   $27,000 $12,000 $0 $0   $7,000 $0 $0   $7,000
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,357 $1,506 $2,021   $4,883
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caitlin ONeill
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
Sally Kay
$9,257   $4,950 $3,250 $7,364 $3,840   $0 $80 $200   $4,120
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $3,684 $0   $3,684
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
$0   $1,216 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100   $1,100 $1,100 $250   $3,550
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$1,500   $0 $0 $500 $2,000   $500 $500 $500   $3,500
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$6,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $0 $0 $0   $3,000
EVGO Michael Mann
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $750 $750 $1,500   $3,000
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$0   $0 $535 $1,500 $1,500   $1,000 $0 $0   $2,500
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$750   $1,500 $1,500 $500 $500   $500 $500 $1,000   $2,500
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,000 $1,500   $2,500
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250   $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $0 $0   $2,500
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0   $0 $0 $0 $1,251   $1,059 $0 $0   $2,310
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$18   $854 $1,762 $1,514 $455   $208 $1,504 $77   $2,244
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$290   $48 $0 $201 $1,127   $0 $1,018 $0   $2,145
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $0 $0   $2,000
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,925 $0   $1,925
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,350 $493   $1,843
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$0   $0 $3,989 $795 $370   $0 $106 $1,031   $1,507
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$1,001   $153 $539 $1,052 $619   $0 $0 $815   $1,434
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Joe Woods
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $1,410   $1,410
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$0   $0 $285 $332 $642   $689 $0 $0   $1,331
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $449 $544 $176   $1,169
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$433   $1,349 $989 $450 $135   $247 $495 $157   $1,034
PUGET SOUND SAGE Rebecca Saldaña
$1,078   $280 $441 $792 ($25)   $346 $683 $0   $1,005
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$740   $0 $0 $0 $740   $0 $0 $0   $740
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Sarah Cherin
$600   $472 $720 $0 $736   $0 $0 $0   $736
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Shefali Ranganathan
$0   $108 $0 $90 $30   $0 $280 $367   $677
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
Andrew Kashyap
$500   $1,000 $1,000 $1,760 $630   $0 $0 $0   $630
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $540   $540
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $500   $0 $0 $0   $500
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$0   $0 $0 $1,500 $0   $207 $250 $0   $457
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
$0   $0 $0 $0 $266   $0 $0 $44   $311
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $300   $300
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$100   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $300 $0   $300
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $300 $0 $0   $300
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $200 $0 $0   $200
WORKING WASHINGTON Sejal Parikh
$117   $2,460 $3,046 $1,756 $176   $0 $0 $0   $176
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$62   $0 $0 $0 $118   $0 $0 $0   $118
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$0   $0 $0 $708 ($200)   $225 $91 $0   $116
AMERICAN LIFE INC George Griffin
$0   $3,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CLONERS MARKET Philip Dawdy
$6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CRAIG KINZER & CO / KINZER REAL ESTATE / KINZER CAPITAL Jan Drago
$0   $0 $0 $1,988 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
D2 INVESTMENTS Eugene Wasserman
$2,100   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
ENWAVE SEATTLE Michael Mann
$0   $1,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$0   $0 $6,000 $2,500 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
IHEART MEDIA / CLEAR CHANNEL Jamie Durkan
Randy Bannecker
$16,500   $14,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
KING COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (KCCADV) Merril Cousin
$745   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$3,489   $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
PUGET SOUND HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Philip Dawdy
$6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
QG, LLC George Griffin
$0   $0 $2,000 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT Tim Hatley
$0   $0 $0 $6,000 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$1,740   $2,324 $1,300 $500 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE Kylie Rolf
$0   $0 $500 $1,500 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$0   $2,793 $1,691 $140 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE QUALITY COLLECTIVE Philip Dawdy
$2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SMART GROWTH SEATTLE Roger Valdez
$70,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SODO BUILDERS, LLC George Griffin
$4,000   $2,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dawn Gearhart
Dustin Lambro
$1,659   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
THE JOINT COOPERATIVE Philip Dawdy
$6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
THE SOURCE Philip Dawdy
$2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
THE VELMEIR COMPANIES Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0   $963 $770 $193 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
VIEVU George Griffin
$0   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
VISIT SEATTLE (SEATTLE KING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU) Becky Bogard
$3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
WA MULTI FAMILY HOUSING ASSOC. Tim Hatley
$0   $0 $0 $4,650 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON CANNABUSINESS ASSOCIATION Sandeep Kaushik
$2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSN John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$10,567   $6,970 $5,846 $5,829 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON STATE CONFERENCE OF MASON CONTRACTORS Scott Hildebrand
$400   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CENTURYLINK David Namura
Mary Taylor
$950   $0 $7,500 $0 ($2,623)   $1,331 $0 $0   ($1,292)
MARTIN J DURKAN INC (MJD) Dylan Doty
$6,000   $0 $3,000 $2,000 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0   ($3,000)
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY Eugene Wasserman
George Griffin
$5,000   $5,000 $3,000 $0 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0   ($3,000)
 
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