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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
Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2   Why important?
 
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
Scott Hildebrand
$0 $36,000   $0 $0 $22,000 $22,000   $16,500 $16,500   $77,000
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Kathy Putt
Sandeep Kaushik
$21,750 $26,920   $23,305 $23,015 $24,440 $26,940   $20,000 $4,700   $76,080
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Sandeep Kaushik
$2,167 $10,000   $15,000 $15,817 $17,860 $16,307   $15,000 $0   $49,167
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $15,000   $7,500 $22,500   $45,000
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Phillip Fujii
Ryan Bayne
$9,585 $11,340   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $21,150   $9,525 $7,500   $38,175
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$0 $0   $0 $600 $600 $0   $1,860 $33,205   $35,665
AMAZON.COM / AWS Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Kim Clauson
Ryan Bayne
$6,060 $12,111   $11,058 $19,287 $629 $15,478   $8,996 $7,670   $32,773
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$0 $0   $0 $10,500 $10,559 $10,517   $10,500 $0   $31,576
FOOD LIFELINE Gina Clark
Katharine Ryan
$14,783 $14,708   $15,012 $0 $15,000 $15,000   $0 $0   $30,000
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $23,518   $5,278 $0   $28,796
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$0 $0   $7,500 $7,500 $12,500 $7,500   $7,500 $0   $27,500
RENTAL HOUSING ASSOC OF WASHINGTON (RHA) Jamie Durkan
$10,500 $10,500   $13,500 $10,522 $13,693 $13,803   $0 $0   $27,496
LYFT Michael Mann
Sandeep Kaushik
$12,000 $12,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $9,000 $0   $27,000
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$12,000 $24,000   $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $12,000   $0 $0   $24,000
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$0 $0   $0 $4,000 $8,000 $0   $8,000 $6,000   $22,000
PUGET SOUND ENERGY David Namura
Randy Bannecker
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $5,000   $7,500 $6,000   $18,500
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$6,000 $6,125   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $4,000 $5,000   $15,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Shannon Boldizsar
$250 $325   $3,000 $3,750 $8,500 $2,250   $350 $3,000   $14,100
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
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caitlin ONeill
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
Sally Kay
$10,140 $9,257   $4,950 $3,250 $7,364 $3,840   $0 $80   $11,284
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
$3,450 $3,450   $3,450 $3,450 $3,450 $3,450   $2,250 $0   $9,150
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $4,000   $8,000
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$0 $0   $27,000 $12,000 $0 $0   $7,000 $0   $7,000
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$3,000 $6,000   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $0 $0   $6,000
SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT Tim Hatley
$0 $0   $0 $0 $6,000 $0   $0 $0   $6,000
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $3,000 $3,000   $6,000
WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSN John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$7,336 $10,567   $6,970 $5,846 $5,829 $0   $0 $0   $5,829
WA MULTI FAMILY HOUSING ASSOC. Tim Hatley
$0 $0   $0 $0 $4,650 $0   $0 $0   $4,650
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$3,487 $3,489   $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $0   $0 $0   $4,500
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
$0 $0   $1,216 $1,100 $1,100 $1,100   $1,100 $1,100   $4,400
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$0 $0   $0 $535 $1,500 $1,500   $1,000 $0   $4,000
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $0   $4,000
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $0   $3,750
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $3,684   $3,684
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$45 $18   $854 $1,762 $1,514 $455   $208 $1,504   $3,681
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$1,500 $1,500   $0 $0 $500 $2,000   $500 $500   $3,500
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,357 $1,506   $2,863
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$0 $0   $0 $6,000 $2,500 $0   $0 $0   $2,500
OAK VIEW GROUP Lance Lopes
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $2,500 $0   $2,500
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
Andrew Kashyap
$1,200 $500   $1,000 $1,000 $1,760 $630   $0 $0   $2,390
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$483 $290   $48 $0 $201 $1,127   $0 $1,018   $2,346
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $1,251   $1,059 $0   $2,310
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$1,500 $750   $1,500 $1,500 $500 $500   $500 $500   $2,000
CRAIG KINZER & CO / KINZER REAL ESTATE / KINZER CAPITAL Jan Drago
$0 $0   $0 $0 $1,988 $0   $0 $0   $1,988
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$0 $0   $0 $0 $1,500 $0   $207 $250   $1,957
WORKING WASHINGTON Sejal Parikh
$0 $117   $2,460 $3,046 $1,756 $176   $0 $0   $1,932
PUGET SOUND SAGE Rebecca Saldaña
$210 $1,078   $280 $441 $792 ($25)   $346 $683   $1,797
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Julia Sterkovsky
$276 $1,001   $153 $539 $1,052 $619   $0 $0   $1,671
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$0 $0   $0 $285 $332 $642   $689 $0   $1,663
EVGO Michael Mann
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $750 $750   $1,500
SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE Kylie Rolf
$0 $0   $0 $500 $1,500 $0   $0 $0   $1,500
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,350   $1,350
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$1,038 $433   $1,349 $989 $450 $135   $247 $495   $1,326
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$0 $0   $0 $3,989 $795 $370   $0 $106   $1,271
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $1,000   $1,000
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $449 $544   $993
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$0 $0   $0 $0 $708 ($200)   $225 $91   $823
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $740   $0 $0 $0 $740   $0 $0   $740
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Sarah Cherin
$436 $600   $472 $720 $0 $736   $0 $0   $736
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $500   $0 $0   $500
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$3,900 $1,740   $2,324 $1,300 $500 $0   $0 $0   $500
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Shefali Ranganathan
$0 $0   $108 $0 $90 $30   $0 $280   $400
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$150 $100   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $300   $300
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $300 $0   $300
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $266   $0 $0   $266
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $200 $0   $200
THE VELMEIR COMPANIES Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0   $963 $770 $193 $0   $0 $0   $193
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$0 $0   $2,793 $1,691 $140 $0   $0 $0   $140
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$0 $62   $0 $0 $0 $118   $0 $0   $118
AMERICAN LIFE INC George Griffin
$0 $0   $3,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
CLONERS MARKET Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
D2 INVESTMENTS Eugene Wasserman
$0 $2,100   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
ENWAVE SEATTLE Michael Mann
$0 $0   $1,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
IHEART MEDIA / CLEAR CHANNEL Jamie Durkan
Randy Bannecker
$15,323 $16,500   $14,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
KING COUNTY COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (KCCADV) Merril Cousin
$0 $745   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
PUGET SOUND HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
QG, LLC George Griffin
$0 $0   $0 $2,000 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE QUALITY COLLECTIVE Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SMART GROWTH SEATTLE Roger Valdez
$10,000 $70,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
SODO BUILDERS, LLC George Griffin
$0 $4,000   $2,500 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dawn Gearhart
Dustin Lambro
$280 $1,659   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
THE JOINT COOPERATIVE Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $6,000   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
THE SOURCE Philip Dawdy
$3,000 $2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
VIEVU George Griffin
$0 $0   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
VISIT SEATTLE (SEATTLE KING COUNTY CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU) Becky Bogard
$3,000 $3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON CANNABUSINESS ASSOCIATION Sandeep Kaushik
$3,000 $2,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON STATE CONFERENCE OF MASON CONTRACTORS Scott Hildebrand
$0 $400   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0   $0
MARTIN J DURKAN INC (MJD) Dylan Doty
$4,400 $6,000   $0 $3,000 $2,000 ($3,000)   $0 $0   ($1,000)
CENTURYLINK David Namura
Mary Taylor
$0 $950   $0 $7,500 $0 ($2,623)   $1,331 $0   ($1,292)
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY Eugene Wasserman
George Griffin
$0 $5,000   $5,000 $3,000 $0 ($3,000)   $0 $0   ($3,000)
 
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