Lobbying compensation: Johnson & Blanton racked up $1.2M in Q3

Johnson & Blanton collected nearly $1.2 million in lobbying fees last quarter, according to newly filed compensation reports.

The reports show the firm collected an estimated $720,000 for lobbying the Legislature and earned another $465,000 lobbying the Governor and Cabinet, making for $1.19 million in earnings for the July through September reporting period.

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.

Jon JohnsonTravis BlantonDiane Carr, Darrick McGhee, and Eric Prutsman lobbied the legislature on behalf of 88 clients. Team J&B’s legislative compensation report showed two of them — Advent Health and the Florida Hospital Association — paid $35,000 apiece last quarter, earning them the top spot on the sheet.

BayCare and the Florida Engineering Society followed at the $25,000 level. Another 27 principals were marked down in the $15,000 pay bracket, while the balance paid $5,000 apiece for the quarter.

Health care interests were prevalent throughout.

Among Johnson & Blanton’s Q3 clients were the Florida Dental Association, Florida Health Care Association, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and

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