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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) 2017   2018   Last Four Quarters
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4   Why important?
 
COMCAST Hans Hechtman
Sandeep Kaushik
$20,000 $19,700 $18,200 $17,000   $19,500 $18,300 $17,500 $15,000   $70,300
WASHINGTON RETAIL ASSOCIATION John Engber
$16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $16,500   $16,500 $16,500 $16,500 $0   $49,500
AIRBNB INC Laura Spanjian
Sandeep Kaushik
$15,000 $15,000 $26,800 $34,500   $15,000 $15,000 $11,250 $7,500   $48,750
LAMAR ADVERTISING / CLEAR CHANNEL Dylan Doty
$10,500 $0 $10,500 $21,000   $10,500 $10,500 $10,500 $10,500   $42,000
LYFT Sandeep Kaushik
$9,000 $9,000 $9,000 $9,000   $6,000 $10,000 $12,000 $12,000   $40,000
AMAZON.COM Eileen Sullivan
John Schoettler
Ryan Bayne
$8,996 $7,670 $8,961 $7,500   $150 $14,894 $51 $22,500   $37,595
VULCAN NORTHWEST Barb Wilson
Pearl Leung
Ryan Bayne
$9,525 $7,850 $7,500 $10,560   $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $8,400   $30,900
AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION Ryan Bayne
$7,500 $22,500 $7,500 $7,500   $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500   $30,000
SEATTLE-KING COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS Randy Bannecker
$4,000 $5,000 $5,000 $4,000   $5,000 $8,000 $8,000 $6,000   $27,000
BIRD RIDES INC. Lynn Claudon
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $26,000   $26,000
VOLTA Randy Bannecker
$0 $0 $0 $0   $1,000 $9,000 $12,000 $0   $22,000
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION Anna Boone
John Lane
$5,278 $5,581 $5,000 $5,071   $5,989 $5,134 $5,000 $5,000   $21,123
ACLU OF WASHINGTON Mark Cooke
Shankar Narayan
$0 $0 $0 $800   $9,042 $515 $9,624 $0   $19,181
PINE STREET DEVELOPMENT LLC Jane Lewis
Joe Woods
Matt Griffin
$0 $0 $1,410 $5,656   $9,823 $9,005 $0 $0   $18,828
CLISE PROPERTIES INC Joe Quintana
$0 $12,000 $12,000 $24,000   $16,500 $0 $0 $0   $16,500
1426 FIRST AVE. LLC Lynn Claudon
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $15,000   $15,000
FILLD John Mulligan
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $15,000 $0   $15,000
MICROSOFT Irene Plenefisch
$0 $0 $0 $13,950   $4,500 $4,500 $4,500 $0   $13,500
PUGET SOUND ENERGY Julien Loh
Randy Bannecker
$7,500 $9,000 $3,000 $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
MCDONALD'S Randy Bannecker
$8,000 $6,000 $2,000 $0   $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $2,000   $11,000
SEATTLE AQUARIUM SOCIETY Kevin Hughes
$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000   $1,500 $3,000 $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 $0 $0   $6,750
EVGO Michael Mann
$750 $750 $1,500 $0   $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500   $6,000
SEIU 775 Adam Glickman
Andrew Beane
David Rolf
Margaret Diddams
$0 $0 $0 $0   $1,100 $4,461 $100 $0   $5,661
CHRIS HANSEN Lynn Claudon
$7,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $5,000   $5,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE CO Emelie East
Shannon Boldizsar
$350 $3,000 $3,500 $1,500   $350 $3,000 $1,500 $150   $5,000
EMERALD SERVICES INC / CEDAR GROVE Michael Mann
$500 $500 $1,000 $500   $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200   $4,800
POTTERY NW Kevin Hughes
$0 $1,000 $1,500 $1,500   $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $0   $4,500
FARESTART Kevin Hughes
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000 $2,250   $4,250
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION (DSA) Sandeep Kaushik
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $4,000   $4,000
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Blake Trask
Vicky Clark
$1,100 $1,100 $250 $1,100   $1,100 $1,600 $1,100 $0   $3,800
SAVE THE CHILDREN ACTION NETWORK Mackenzie Chase
$0 $1,350 $493 $747   $792 $1,063 $92 $69   $2,016
D2 INVESTMENTS Eugene Wasserman
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,000 $0   $2,000
LOW INCOME HOUSING INSTITUTE (LIHI) Sharon Lee
$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000   $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 ($4,000)   $2,000
SEATTLE STEAM CO Michael Mann
$500 $500 $500 $500   $1,000 $1,000 $0 $0   $2,000
DRIVE FORWARD SEATTLE Matthew Wald
$0 $0 $540 $202   $0 $1,871 $0 $0   $1,871
UFCW LOCAL 21 Joseph Mizrahi
Samantha Grad
Sarah Cherin
$0 $0 $210 $251   $0 $764 $516 $480   $1,760
NEUTRON HOLDINGS, INC. / LIME Gabriel Scheer
Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $2,120 ($720)   $1,400
SOAR/SCHOOLS OUT WASHINGTON David Beard
Rene Murry
$0 $0 $44 $177   $222 $1,087 $0 $0   $1,309
WORKING WASHINGTON Artie Nosrati
Rachel Lauter
$0 $0 $0 $300   $653 $0 $529 $0   $1,181
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 117 Dustin Lambro
Joshua Welter
$0 $0 $0 $284   $0 $654 $335 $0   $989
PLYMOUTH HOUSING GROUP (PHG) Paul Lambros
$247 $495 $157 $0   $382 $525 $0 $0   $906
SEIU LOCAL 925 David West
$689 $0 $0 $1,000   $450 $300 $150 $0   $900
TRANSPORTATION CHOICES COALITION Abigail Doerr
Hester Serebrin
Kelsey Mesher
$0 $280 $367 $78   $210 $480 $200 $0   $890
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTE (EOI) John Burbank
Steve Williamson
$1,357 $1,506 $2,021 $450   $218 $163 $218 $108   $707
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION Lindsay Hovind
$1,860 $33,205 $620 $620   $620 $0 $0 $0   $620
SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD GREENWAYS Gordon Padelford
$207 $250 $659 $53   $186 $225 $131 $0   $542
FAIR WORK CENTER Josh Fogt
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $169 $114   $283
UBER Brooke Steger
Caleb Weaver
Julien Loh
$0 $80 $200 $2,220   $80 $40 $80 $0   $200
UNITE HERE LOCAL 8 Abby Lawlor
Stefan Moritz
$449 $544 $176 $30   $117 $24 $0 $0   $141
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES (CLS) Ann LoGerfo
Nick Straley
Yurij Rudensky
$208 $1,504 $1,494 $3,224   $116 $0 $0 $0   $116
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE Idabelle Fosse
Julia Sterkovsky
$0 $0 $815 $1,173   $0 $0 $0 $79   $79
WASHINGTON BUS Chris Esh
Emilio Garza
$0 $0 $0 $0   $75 $0 $0 $0   $75
MOMSRISING.ORG Maggie Humphreys
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $74 $0 $0   $74
SIGHTLINE INSTITUTE Dan Bertolet
$0 $0 $0 $0   $73 $0 $0 $0   $73
GREATER SEATTLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Matt Landers
$0 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $56   $56
5TH AVENUE THEATRE David Foster
$0 $4,000 $2,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
ANSCHUTZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (AEG) Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$1,059 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CANNABIS ORGANIZATION OF RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS (CORE) Sandeep Kaushik
$7,500 $7,500 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CAR2GO Emelie East
$0 $0 $300 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE Flo Beaumon
$0 $0 $0 $150   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
CENTURYLINK David Namura
$1,331 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
DA BURNS & SONS Kevin Hughes
$1,000 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
HAVE A HEART / B AND K / RYAN KUNKEL Philip Dawdy
$0 $0 $0 $1,000   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
NICK STRALEY Nick Straley
$200 $0 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
OAK VIEW GROUP Emelie East
Lance Lopes
$2,500 $0 $5,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
ONEAMERICA Rich Stolz
$0 $300 $0 $240   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER (PSC) Kevin Hughes
Ryan Bayne
$2,250 $0 $3,000 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
PUGET SOUND SAGE Kimberly Powe
Rebecca Saldaña
$346 $683 $0 $1,575   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
ROY STREET COMMONS Randy Bannecker
$0 $0 $0 $10,952   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM (SAM) Carol Binder
Gerry Johnson
Kim Rorschach
$0 $106 $1,031 $4,570   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
STAY ALFRED VACATION RENTALS Katherine Fountain Mackinnon
$0 $1,925 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 28 Lily Wilson-Codega
$0 $1,018 $221 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174 Mike Walker
Pete Lamb
Tim Allen
$0 $3,684 $0 $500   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
THE BOEING COMPANY Rich White
$1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
TRANSIT RIDERS UNION Katie Wilson
$300 $300 $300 $300   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
WASHINGTON COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK Xochitl Maykovich
$225 $91 $0 $0   $0 $0 $0 $0   $0
 
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