Lobbying compensation: Dean Mead nears $600K in third quarter pay

The lobbying division at Dean Mead earned nearly $600,000 in state-level lobbying fees last quarter.

New compensation reports show the eight-person team reeled in $285,000 lobbying the Legislature and another $305,000 lobbying the executive branch, for an overall total of $590,000.

Lobbyists and lobbying firms report the pay they receive from each client in ranges, each covering $10,000 increments. Florida Politics uses the middle number of those ranges to estimate pay.

The firm’s legislative compensation report shows Angela Bonds, French Brown, Marc Dunbar, Peter Dunbar, Martha Edenfield, Chris Moya, Daniel Russell and Jennifer Ungru represented nearly 60 clients last quarter.

The most lucrative of the bunch were the American Rental Association, Charter Schools USA, Scientific Games International, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and A. Duda & Sons, one of the largest landowners in the state.

Each paid Dean Mead $15,000 for legislative lobbying work last quarter. The rest of the clients on the report showed up in the up-to-$10,000 range.

Several statewide associations showed up in that set, such as the Florida Realtors, Florida Retail Federation and the Florida Ambulance Association.

Dean Mead’s executive branch compensation report showed the same clients, with the same set of $15,000 clients repeating in

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