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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
Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3   Why important?
 
AIRBNB INC Cynthia Wang
Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$16,307   $15,000 $15,000 $26,800 $34,500   $15,000 $15,000 $11,250   $75,750
COMCAST Beth Hester
Hans Hechtman
Sandeep Kaushik
$26,940   $20,000 $19,700 $18,200 $17,000   $19,500 $18,300 $17,500   $72,300
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
$22,000   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $66,000
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
Jamie Durkan
$10,517   $10,500 $0 $10,500 $21,000   $10,500 $10,500 $10,500   $52,500
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$12,000   $0 $12,000 $12,000 $24,000   $16,500 $0 $0   $40,500
LYFT Sandeep Kaushik
$9,000   $9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $6,000 $10,000 $12,000   $37,000
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Ryan Bayne
$21,150   $9,525 $7,850 $7,500 $10,560   $7,500 $7,500 $7,500   $33,060
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$15,000   $7,500 $22,500 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $7,500   $30,000
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$0   $0 $0 $0 $13,950   $4,500 $4,500 $4,500   $27,450
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$3,000   $4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,000   $5,000 $8,000 $8,000   $25,000
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Jane Lewis
Joe Woods
Matt Griffin
$0   $0 $0 $1,410 $5,656   $9,823 $9,005 $0   $24,484
AMAZON.COM / AWS Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Kim Clauson
Ryan Bayne
$15,478   $8,996 $7,670 $8,961 $7,500   $150 $14,894 $51   $22,595
VOLTA Randy Bannecker
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,000 $9,000 $12,000   $22,000
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
Morgan Hickel
$23,518   $5,278 $5,581 $5,000 $5,071   $5,989 $5,134 $5,000   $21,195
ACLU OF WASHINGTON Mark Cooke
Shankar Narayan
$0   $0 $0 $0 $800   $9,042 $515 $9,624   $19,981
FILLD John Mulligan
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $15,000   $15,000
PUGET SOUND ENERGY Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$5,000   $7,500 $9,000 $3,000 $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 $10,952   $0 $0 $0   $10,952
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$0   $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $1,500 $3,000 $3,000   $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
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$0   $8,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0   $4,000 $3,000 $2,000   $9,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$2,250   $350 $3,000 $3,500 $1,500   $350 $3,000 $1,500   $6,350
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0   $0 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500   $1,500 $1,500 $1,500   $6,000
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
David Rolf
Margaret Diddams
$630   $0 $0 $0 $0   $1,100 $4,461 $100   $5,661
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Kelli Refer
Vicky Clark
$1,100   $1,100 $1,100 $250 $1,100   $1,100 $1,600 $1,100   $4,900
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$370   $0 $106 $1,031 $4,570   $0 $0 $0   $4,570
EVGO Michael Mann
$0   $750 $750 $1,500 $0   $1,500 $1,500 $1,500   $4,500
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$500   $500 $500 $1,000 $500   $1,200 $1,200 $1,200   $4,100
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $0 $0   $4,000
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Merf Ehman
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$455   $208 $1,504 $1,494 $3,224   $116 $0 $0   $3,339
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0   $0 $1,350 $493 $747   $792 $1,063 $92   $2,694
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$2,000   $500 $500 $500 $500   $1,000 $1,000 $0   $2,500
UBER Anna Boone
Brooke Steger
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
Michael Dorsey
$3,840   $0 $80 $200 $2,220   $80 $40 $80   $2,420
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0   $0 $0 $540 $202   $0 $1,871 $0   $2,073
D2 INVESTMENTS Eugene Wasserman
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000   $2,000
FARESTART Kevin Hughes
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000   $2,000
NEUTRON HOLDINGS, INC. Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000   $2,000
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$642   $689 $0 $0 $1,000   $450 $300 $150   $1,900
PUGET SOUND SAGE Kimberly Powe
Rebecca Saldaña
($25)   $346 $683 $0 $1,575   $0 $0 $0   $1,575
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
Rene Murry
$266   $0 $0 $44 $177   $222 $1,087 $0   $1,487
WORKING WASHINGTON Artie Nosrati
Rachel Lauter
Sejal Parikh
$176   $0 $0 $0 $300   $653 $0 $529   $1,481
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dustin Lambro
Joshua Welter
$0   $0 $0 $0 $284   $0 $654 $335   $1,273
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250   $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $0 $0 $0   $1,250
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$0   $1,860 $33,205 $620 $620   $620 $0 $0   $1,240
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$619   $0 $0 $815 $1,173   $0 $0 $0   $1,173
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$0   $1,357 $1,506 $2,021 $450   $218 $163 $218   $1,048
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Samantha Grad
Sarah Cherin
$736   $0 $0 $210 $251   $0 $764 $0   $1,015
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$500   $0 $0 $0 $1,000   $0 $0 $0   $1,000
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$135   $247 $495 $157 $0   $382 $525 $0   $906
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Kelsey Mesher
Shefali Ranganathan
$30   $0 $280 $367 $78   $210 $480 $40   $808
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$0   $207 $250 $659 $53   $186 $225 $131   $595
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0   $0 $3,684 $0 $500   $0 $0 $0   $500
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$0   $300 $300 $300 $300   $0 $0 $0   $300
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$0   $0 $300 $0 $240   $0 $0 $0   $240
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$0   $449 $544 $176 $30   $117 $24 $0   $171
FAIR WORK CENTER Josh Fogt
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $169   $169
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$118   $0 $0 $0 $150   $0 $0 $0   $150
WASHINGTON BUS Chris Esh
Emilio Garza
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $75 $0 $0   $75
MOMSRISING.ORG Maggie Humphreys
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $74 $0   $74
SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE Dan Bertolet
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $73 $0 $0   $73
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$2,000   $0 $4,000 $2,000 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$1,251   $1,059 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CAL PORTLAND (FORMERLY GLACIER NORTHWEST) Joe Quintana
$3,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
Tim Hatley
$7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0   $0 $0 $300 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CENTURYLINK David Namura
($2,623)   $1,331 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
Rollin Fatland
$0   $7,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
CLONERS MARKET Philip Dawdy
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$1,500   $1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
EXPEDIA INC / EXPEDIA.COM Lynn Claudon
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
FOOD LIFELINE Katharine Ryan
$15,000   $0 $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
($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$0   $200 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$0   $2,500 $0 $5,000 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$3,450   $2,250 $0 $3,000 $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
$13,803   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SALMON BAY SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY George Griffin
($3,000)   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE George Allen
Maud Daudon
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE MARINERS / BASEBALL CLUB OF SEATTLE Bart Waldman
George Allen
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
STANFORD HOTELS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$740   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0   $0 $1,925 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$1,127   $0 $1,018 $221 $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
$0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
($200)   $225 $91 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0   $0
 
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