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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
Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1   Why important?
 
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$15,817 $17,860 $16,307   $15,000 $15,000 $26,800 $34,500   $0   $76,300
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
$0 $22,000 $22,000   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $16,500   $66,000
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$12,000 $12,000 $12,000   $0 $12,000 $12,000 $24,000   $16,500   $64,500
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Sandeep Kaushik
$23,015 $24,440 $26,940   $20,000 $19,700 $18,200 $17,000   $4,500   $59,400
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $0 $15,000   $7,500 $22,500 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500   $45,000
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$10,500 $10,559 $10,517   $10,500 $0 $10,500 $21,000   $10,500   $42,000
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$600 $600 $0   $1,860 $33,205 $620 $620   $620   $35,065
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $0 $21,150   $9,525 $7,850 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500   $30,350
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
$19,287 $629 $15,478   $8,996 $7,670 $8,961 $7,500   $150   $24,281
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$0 $0 $23,518   $5,278 $5,581 $5,000 $5,071   $5,989   $21,642
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,000   $5,000   $19,000
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$4,500 $4,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $13,950   $4,500   $18,450
PUGET SOUND ENERGY Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$0 $0 $5,000   $7,500 $9,000 $3,000 $3,000   $3,000   $18,000
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Jane Lewis
Joe Woods
Matt Griffin
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $1,410 $5,656   $9,823   $16,889
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
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$4,000 $8,000 $0   $8,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0   $4,000   $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 $0 $10,952   $0   $10,952
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0 $0 $0   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $1,500   $10,500
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$3,750 $8,500 $2,250   $350 $3,000 $3,500 $1,500   $350   $8,350
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $2,000   $8,000
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$7,500 $12,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $0   $0   $7,500
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$1,762 $1,514 $455   $208 $1,504 $1,494 $3,224   $116   $6,337
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$0 $2,000 $2,000   $0 $4,000 $2,000 $0   $0   $6,000
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$3,989 $795 $370   $0 $106 $1,031 $4,570   $0   $5,707
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0 $0 $0   $0 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500   $1,500   $5,500
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$0 $0 $0   $2,500 $0 $5,000 $0   $0   $5,000
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0 $0 $0   $0 $3,684 $0 $500   $0   $4,184
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0 $0 $0   $1,357 $1,506 $2,021 $450   $0   $3,976
EVGO Michael Mann
$0 $0 $0   $750 $750 $1,500 $0   $1,500   $3,750
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $0   $3,750
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
$1,100 $1,100 $1,100   $1,100 $1,100 $250 $1,100   $1,100   $3,550
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0 $0 $0   $0 $1,350 $493 $747   $792   $3,382
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$1,500 $500 $500   $500 $500 $1,000 $500   $1,200   $3,200
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$3,450 $3,450 $3,450   $2,250 $0 $3,000 $0   $0   $3,000
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
$3,250 $7,364 $3,840   $0 $80 $200 $2,220   $80   $2,580
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$0 $500 $2,000   $500 $500 $500 $500   $1,000   $2,500
PUGET SOUND SAGE Kimberly Powe
Rebecca Saldaña
$441 $792 ($25)   $346 $683 $0 $1,575   $0   $2,258
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$539 $1,052 $619   $0 $0 $815 $1,173   $0   $1,988
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $0   $0 $1,925 $0 $0   $0   $1,925
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$285 $332 $642   $689 $0 $0 $1,000   $450   $1,450
ACLU OF WASHINGTON Mark Cooke
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $800   $444   $1,244
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$0 $201 $1,127   $0 $1,018 $221 $0   $0   $1,239
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$0 $1,500 $0   $207 $250 $659 $53   $186   $1,147
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$989 $450 $135   $247 $495 $157 $0   $382   $1,033
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$0 $0 $500   $0 $0 $0 $1,000   $0   $1,000
VOLTA Randy Bannecker
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,000   $1,000
WORKING WASHINGTON Artie Nosrati
Sejal Parikh
$3,046 $1,756 $176   $0 $0 $0 $300   $653   $953
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Shefali Ranganathan
$0 $90 $30   $0 $280 $367 $78   $210   $935
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0 $0 $0   $300 $300 $300 $300   $0   $900
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0 $0 $0   $449 $544 $176 $30   $61   $811
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $540 $202   $0   $742
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
Margaret Diddams
$1,000 $1,760 $630   $0 $0 $0 $0   $600   $600
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$0 $0 $0   $0 $300 $0 $240   $0   $540
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Sarah Cherin
$720 $0 $736   $0 $0 $210 $251   $0   $461
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
$0 $0 $266   $0 $0 $44 $177   $222   $444
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $300 $0   $0   $300
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dustin Lambro
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $284   $0   $284
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$0 $0 $118   $0 $0 $0 $150   $0   $150
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$0 $708 ($200)   $225 $91 $0 $0   $0   $91
WASHINGTON BUS Chris Esh
Emilio Garza
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $75   $75
SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE Dan Bertolet
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $73   $73
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $1,251   $1,059 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
CENTURYLINK David Namura
$7,500 $0 ($2,623)   $1,331 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$12,000 $0 $0   $7,000 $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
$0 $1,988 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$535 $1,500 $1,500   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$6,000 $2,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
FOOD LIFELINE Katharine Ryan
$0 $15,000 $15,000   $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
$3,000 $2,000 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0 $0 $0   $200 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
PUGET SOUND HEALTH ALTERNATIVES Philip Dawdy
$0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
QG, LLC George Griffin
$2,000 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
RENTAL HOUSING ASSOC OF WASHINGTON (RHA) Jamie Durkan
$10,522 $13,693 $13,803   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY George Griffin
$3,000 $0 ($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
SEATTLE 2030 DISTRICT Tim Hatley
$0 $6,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$1,300 $500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
SEATTLE FOR EVERYONE Kylie Rolf
$500 $1,500 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$1,691 $140 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $740   $0 $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
$770 $193 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
WA MULTI FAMILY HOUSING ASSOC. Tim Hatley
$0 $4,650 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
WASHINGTON RESTAURANT ASSN John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$5,846 $5,829 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0   $0
 
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