Friday in the Sun (Feb. 22): The Lobbyist edition

Friday in the Sun is here

At long last, we’re back with our dig into Alaska’s lobbying scene to answer the call of all two people who’ve asked where these went (and not at all because I’ve been on vacation for most of the last week and am pretty thin on political gossip at the moment).

This year there’s already more than $12 million reported on annual lobbying contracts alone.

We pulled these reports as of Thursday afternoon. If you find any errors, feel free to yell at me via Twitter or via email: matt@midnightsunak.com.

Clear as mud

There’s a few things to keep in mind with lobbyist reports that make getting an entirely clear picture of the interests at play nearly impossible:

  • Lobbyists can report their contracts in different ways: Either monthly, annually or hourly. The reports we have in hand don’t say how many months or hours might be covered by these contracts.
  • Monthly rates can also change, one lobbyist explained to me, pointing out that rates may be quite a bit higher during session and fall off during the interim.
  • Lobbyists sometimes cut contracts with other lobbyists, meaning the total figure may not represent the work done directly by a lobbyist.
  • The contracts that are reported to APOC might also only cover the work done to directly influence the process. They might not include time spent doing other work, like preparing updates and other reports for clients.
  • In some cases, the contracts reported to APOC obviously cover a lot more than just the lobbying. Fun.

In some of the charts we’ve gone ahead and annualized the numbers as we’ve done in the past by multiplying monthly rates by 12. We won’t be doing the same thing to the hourly rates by multiplying them by 2,080 (the average work year) as we have in the past because the results are clearly over-inflated.

For example, is Joy Huntington lobbying a full 2,080 hours for Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments at $175 and Graphite One Resources for another 2,080 hours at a rate of $225 per hour? No, of course not (last year, her lobbying for Graphite One Resources totaled $22,162.50). If she were, the two hourly contracts would be worth a whopping $832,000 and she’d qualify for the lobbyist with the fifth largest total contracts.

So, that said, we’re not counting hourly rates in any of our top ratings, but we will plan on returning once the future reports are in to take a look at how these contracts were actually billed.

The Big Ten

So let’s get into the big players of Alaska’s lobbying world. Kent Dawson once again tops the list with multiple big contracts.

Full NameAnnualMonthlyTotal AnnualizedContracts
Kent Dawson$1,073,254.00$0.00$1,073,254.00Alaska Miners Association ($60,000), City of Seward ($96,504), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($75,000), NANA Development Corporation ($75,000), Doyon, Limited ($75,000), Usibelli Coal Mine. Inc. ($84,000), Princess Tours ($60,000), Old Harbor Native Corporation ($70,000), Purse Seine Vessel Owners ($60,000), Teck Alaska Incorporated ($72,000), Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company ($24,000), Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation ($15,000), Council of Alaska Producers ($75,000), Constantine Mining LLC ($15,000), City of Galena ($40,000), Galena City School District 2 ($51,750), Alaska Salmon Hatchery Alliance (PWSAC, VFDA, NSRAA, DIPAC, SSRA, CIAA, KRAA) ($75,000), Confluence Strategies, Inc. ($50,000)
Wendy Chamberlain$1,037,000.00$0.00$1,037,000.00Alaska Auto Dealers Association ($34,000), Alaska Association of REALTORS ($50,000), Alaska Cruise Association/CLIA Alaska ($30,000), Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ($50,000), City of Nome ($75,000), healtheConnect Alaska ($68,000), Matanuska Telephone Association ($42,000), Anchorage School District ($50,000), Municipality of Anchorage ($70,000), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($45,000), The Mulder Company ($60,000), Northwest Arctic Borough ($90,000), Sitnasuak Native Corporation ($42,000), golden eye media ($60,000), Pacific Seafood Processors Association ($60,000), Alaska Emergency Medicine Associates ($50,000), Norton Sound Health Corporation ($65,000), DXC MS LLC ($72,000), 24/7 Sobriety Systems LLC ($24,000)
Jerry Mackie$945,000.00$0.00$945,000.00Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ($65,000), MAXIMUS ($30,000), Southcentral Foundation ($48,000), Mat-Su Health Foundation ($30,000), Holland America Line ($60,000), Enterprise Holdings LLC ($18,000), Donlin Gold LLC ($84,000), Cook Inlet Region, Inc ($60,000), Alyeska Pipeline Service Company ($60,000), Cook Inlet Housing Authority ($50,000), Alaska Travel Industry Association ($50,000), Alaska Optometric Association ($48,000), White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad ($40,000), Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute ($40,000), Old Harbor Native Corporation ($30,000), Sealaska Corporation ($48,000), AT&T Services, Inc. ($84,000), Matson ($60,000), Chugach Alaska Corporation ($40,000)
Robert Evans$638,004.00$12,955.00$793,464.00FedEx Corporation ($75,000), FedEx Corporation ($75,000), H&R Block Management, LLC ($7,500), BLOOD BANK OF ALASKA ($60,000), Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates ($75,000), Kodiak Electric Association, Inc. ($60,000), AK Marine Pilots LLC ($48,000), AK Surgery Center ($75,000), Neeser Construction Inc. ($50,004), Safeway Inc. ($60,000), SAExploration, Inc. ($5,455), Fresenius Medical Care North America ($60,000)
Theodore Popely$194,000.00$34,600.00$609,200.00Association of Equipment Manufacturers ($20,000), Alaska State Orthopedic Society ($38,000), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. ($40,000), Anchorage Police Department Employees Assoc. ($36,000), BlueCrest Energy Inc. ($5,500), Bristol Bay Native Corporation ($5,000), CGI Technologies & Solutions Inc. ($5,500), Pinnacle Integrated Medicine, Inc ($3,300), RAI Services Company ($7,600), United HealthCare Services, Inc. ($4,500), The Pacific Health Coalition ($60,000), Oxley & Associates, Inc., d/b/a Fred Meyer Stores ($3,200)
Ashley Reed$253,000.00$26,700.00$573,400.00Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ($3,200), North Slope Borough ($5,000), ENSTAR Natural Gas ($5,000), Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. ($48,000), Wine Institute ($25,000), Pepsi Bottling Co ($1,500), Armstrong Oil & Gas, Inc. ($7,500), Juneau Hydropower Inc. ($3,000), Kootznoowoo, Inc ($25,000), Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc. ($30,000), Bering Straits Native Corp ($50,000), Alaska Gaming LLC ($75,000), Pruhs Corporation ($1,500)
Frank Bickford$447,600.00$10,000.00$567,600.00Dell Technologies Inc. ($48,000), Powers Brothers Inc. ($42,000), Resident Hunters of Alaska ($30,000), SAP Public Services ($36,000), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ($41,000), Sea Lion/UCI ($50,000), Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates ($30,000), Verizon ($45,600), Alaska Hospitality Retailers ($15,000), Dimond Center ($15,000), Alaska Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons ($35,000), American Chemistry Council ($60,000), Anchorage Distillery, LLC ($2,500), Dave & Buster's of Alaska, Inc. ($5,000), Regal Cinemas ($2,500)
Raymond Matiashowski$542,000.00$0.00$542,000.00City of Ketchikan ($48,000), Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) ($48,000), Petersburg Borough ($42,000), City and Borough of Wrangell ($36,000), Conduent, Inc. and its Affiliates ($72,000), Microsoft Corporation ($60,000), Ketchikan Gateway Borough ($48,000), The GEO Group, Inc. ($60,000), Alaska Library Association ($20,000), Alaska Communications Systems ($60,000), Wellpath Recovery Solutions, LLC ($48,000)
Heather Brakes$525,000.00$0.00$525,000.00Legislative Consultants in Alaska ($350,000), Alaska Radiology Associates ($22,500), At-sea Processors Association ($40,000), North Slope Borough ($60,000), Blumer & Associates ($30,000), Access Alaska ($22,500)
Eldon Mulder$134,000.00$31,167.00$508,004.00RELX Inc. (fka Reed Elsevier Inc.) ($4,667), Northwest Farm Credit Services ($2,500), Dewberry & Davis LLC ($50,000), Cisco Systems, Inc. ($5,000), CropLife America ($24,000), Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation ($10,000), Magellan Health, Inc. ($4,000), City of Kotzebue ($50,000), Matanuska Susitna Borough School District ($5,000), Pebble Limited Partnership ($5,000), Kronos ($1,000), International Business Machines Corporation ($4,000)

By Industry

Health care is by far the biggest industry lobbying in Alaska, which makes sense given there are so many different players in the field ranging from hospitals to equipment makers and specific fields to pharmaceutical companies. The biggest single health care spender is Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, which has an $82,000 per year annual contract with Jerry Reinward and three on-staff lobbyists with a combined hourly rate of $359.95.

Local government comes in second place with some pretty massive contracts, which we’ll touch on in some of the following sections.

IndustryTotal spend on annual and monthly contractsAdditional Hourly
Health Care$3,096,922.20$903.49
Local Government$1,984,904.00$0.00
Lobbyist sub contracts$1,605,000.00$0.00
Transportation$1,056,550.00$45.92
Telecommunications$983,604.00$129.59
Oil and Gas$940,449.92$354.89
Native Corporation$918,000.00$175.00
Mining$747,000.00$285.00
Education$643,035.00$0.00
Utilities$638,996.00$0.00
Misc.$617,498.26$105.56
Tourism$503,000.00$0.00
Labor$479,146.00$90.33
Seafood$478,000.00$0.00
General Commerce$439,860.00$250.00
Alcohol$389,000.00$0.00
Insurance$349,045.00$70.00
Construction$255,004.00$0.00
Tobacco$196,200.00$0.00
Financial$195,600.00$0.00
Crime$177,500.00$36.00
Hunting$120,000.00$0.00
Gaming$117,000.00$0.00
Real Estate$100,000.00$0.00
Manufacturing$80,000.00$0.00
Agriculture$24,000.00$0.00
Food$18,000.00$0.00
Marijuana$0.00$0.00

Top annual contracts

This list is packed with local governments, with the biggest spender being the Fairbanks North Star Borough at a whopping $100,000 per year. With Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy gunning for all sorts of local spending, whether it be education, school bonds or oil and gas property taxes, hopefully it’ll pay off.

ContractAmountLobbyistReported Purpose
Fairbanks North Star Borough$100,000.00Yuri MorganProposed legislation and administrative actions relating to second class boroughs and issues included in FNSB Resolution No. 2018-36, and programmatic school district funding
City of Seward$96,504.00Kent DawsonCapital projects for the City of Seward and the Alaska Sealife Center. Legislation and regulations pertaining to municipalities.
Northwest Arctic Borough$90,000.00Wendy ChamberlainAll issues relating to local government entities
Usibelli Coal Mine. Inc.$84,000.00Kent DawsonLaws and regulations pertaining to the coal mining industry.
Donlin Gold LLC$84,000.00Jerry MackieIssues relating to the mining industry, pipelines, transportation, and economic development.
AT&T Services, Inc.$84,000.00Jerry MackieIssues relating to Telecommunications, State Budget, and business.
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska$82,000.00Jerry ReinwandPublic policy and legislation related to state employee benefits, to health insurance issues, and to insurance issues in general
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium$80,000.00Kristopher KnaussRural Healthcare, Medicaid, Rural Water & Sanitation, Environmental Compliance, Capital Programs, and Access to Care Issues
Alaska Municipal League$75,000.00Dianne BlumerIssues rested to Municipal and local government, including budgets.
City of Nome$75,000.00Wendy ChamberlainAll issues relating to local city government and port infrastructure and operations.
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America$75,000.00Kent DawsonLegislation and administrative actions relating to the pharmaceutical industry.
NANA Development Corporation$75,000.00Kent DawsonLegislation pertaining to oil and gas, mining taxes, and Noatak Road. All other matters pertaining to the Northwest Arctic Region.
Doyon, Limited$75,000.00Kent DawsonOil and gas credits and taxes.
Council of Alaska Producers$75,000.00Kent DawsonLegislation and regulations pertaining to the hard rock mining industry.
Alaska Salmon Hatchery Alliance (PWSAC, VFDA, NSRAA, DIPAC, SSRA, CIAA, KRAA)$75,000.00Kent DawsonLegislation and administrative actions relating to Alaska salmon hatcheries.
FedEx Corporation$75,000.00Robert EvansGeneral Transportation issues, Labor, Independent Contractor issues
FedEx Corporation$75,000.00Robert EvansTransportation
Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates$75,000.00Robert EvansTobacco related issues for Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates - Philip Morris USA Inc.,John Middleton Co.,U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., and Nu Mark LLC.
AK Surgery Center$75,000.00Robert EvansHealth Care issues
Alaska Bankers Association$75,000.00Yuri MorganLegislation and administrative actions relating to financial institutions and banking
Alaska Gaming LLC$75,000.00Ashley Reedgaming related matters.

Top monthly contracts

And by month (remember these can totally fluctuate throughout the year):

ContractAmountLobbyistReported Purpose
Exxon Mobil Corporation$14,600.00Kevin JardellMatters related to oil and gas. Business matters generally including taxes and regulatory permitting issues. Alaska LNG project.
Alaska AFL-CIO$13,500.00Don EtheridgeLabor issues and vocational training funding.
Morgan Partnership, LLC$12,500.00Linda AndersonProposed legislation and administrative actions relating to hospitals, Medicaid, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and education services to children and families.

Robert A. Evans$10,000.00John BitneyAll political, administrative and legislative matters, including legislation, regulation, budgets, and policy, that are of interest to Robert Evans and his registered clients.
Charles Miller$10,000.00Myer Hutchinsonhealth care, workers comp, insurance, and other general business interests of clients of Charlie Miller
NovaCopper Inc.$10,000.00David ParishMining issues.
Alaska Regional Hospital$8,333.32Charles MillerHospital, health care
Secure Democracy$8,000.00Emma Davidson TribbsLegislation and regulatory matters pertaining to election and voting rights.
Alaska Airlines$8,000.00Kim Hutchinsonall aviation matters
RAI Services Company$7,600.00Theodore PopelyMatters relating to tobacco products and tobacco-related products

Local governments

Though the Fairbanks North Star Borough can lay claim to the biggest single annual contract, it’s the North Slope Borough that tops the list with its total spend thanks to it having four different lobbying contracts John Bitney ($60,000/Year), Heather Brakes ($60,000/Year), Sam Kito, Jr. ($5,000/Month) and Ashley Reed ($5,000/Month).

If we apply our admittedly faulty annualization of the monthly contracts, then the North Slope Borough crosses the $200,000 mark spent on lobbying.

Considering the North Slope Borough is at risk of losing $372 million per year thanks to Dunleavy’s proposal to seize oil and gas property taxes, that money seems like chump change.

ContractAnnualized CostLobbyistDescription
North Slope Borough$240,000.00John Bitney ($60,000/Year), Heather Brakes ($60,000/Year), Sam Kito, Jr. ($5,000/Month), Ashley Reed ($5,000/Month)All legislation, budget items, regulations, and administrative actions that impact the North Slope Borough and its villages, Legislation, regulations, and policy matters related to municipal government and all matters related to the North Slope Borough., Issues pertaining to the North Slope Borough including natural resources, municipal, taxation and other related issues. , All issues related to Borough government and their interests
Fairbanks North Star Borough$100,000.00Yuri Morgan ($100,000/Year)Proposed legislation and administrative actions relating to second class boroughs and issues included in FNSB Resolution No. 2018-36, and programmatic school district funding
City of Seward$96,504.00Kent Dawson ($96,504/Year)Capital projects for the City of Seward and the Alaska Sealife Center. Legislation and regulations pertaining to municipalities.
Northwest Arctic Borough$112,500.00Wendy Chamberlain ($90,000/Year), Christine Hess ($1,875/Month)All issues relating to local government entities, Any matters related to education.
Alaska Municipal League$75,000.00Dianne Blumer ($75,000/Year)Issues rested to Municipal and local government, including budgets.
City of Nome$75,000.00Wendy Chamberlain ($75,000/Year)All issues relating to local city government and port infrastructure and operations.
CITY OF UNALASKA$71,000.00Dianne Blumer ($71,000/Year)Issues related to municipal interests, including budgets.
Municipality of Anchorage$70,000.00Wendy Chamberlain ($70,000/Year)All issues relating to municipal governments
City of Whittier$66,000.00Kristopher Knauss ($66,000/Year)Municipal Issues, Budgetary Issues, Capital Program Advocacy, Pension Obligation, Transportation Issues, and Revenue Sharing
Lake and Peninsula Borough$55,000.00Mark Hickey ($55,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects.
City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska$55,000.00Kevin Jardell ($55,000/Year)Matters relating to local government including but not limited to taxes, PERS/TRS, operating budget, capitol budget, tourism, mining, and education. Matters relating to maintaining Juneau as the Capital City.
CIty of Valdez$50,000.00Kim Hutchinson ($50,000/Year)all municipal matters
City of Kotzebue$50,000.00Eldon Mulder ($50,000/Year)All issues pertaining to first class cities as well as jail and capital funding.
City of Cordova$48,000.00John Bitney ($48,000/Year)All legislation, state budget deliberations, regulations, and administrative actions that impact municipal governments, particularly the community of Cordova, Alaska.
City of Ketchikan$48,000.00Raymond Matiashowski ($48,000/Year)All matters of interest to municipal government including funding bills, PERS contribution rate, all other policy matters.
Ketchikan Gateway Borough$48,000.00Raymond Matiashowski ($48,000/Year)All matters of interest to municipal governments including funding bills, PERS contribution rate, education funding and all policy matters affecting municipal governments.
Municipality of Skagway$47,500.00John Walsh ($47,500/Year)Municipal, cruise ship, transportation, operating & capital budget, AK Marine Highway System, AK-Canada issues, resource & economic development
City of King Cove$45,000.00Mark Hickey ($45,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects, including completion of the King Cove to Cold Bay Road.
Kodiak Island Borough$45,000.00Mark Hickey ($45,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects.
Aleutians East Borough$42,000.00Mark Hickey ($42,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects, including completion of the King Cove to Cold Bay Road.
Petersburg Borough$42,000.00Raymond Matiashowski ($42,000/Year)All matters of interest to municipal governments including funding bills, PER contribution rate, all policy matters pertaining to municipal government in Alaska.
City of Galena$40,000.00Kent Dawson ($40,000/Year)Implementation of HB 47; PERS. Community capital projects.
City of Akutan$40,000.00Mark Hickey ($40,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects.
City of Hoonah$40,000.00Lawrence Markley ($40,000/Year)Funding and authorizations for freight dock, sidewalks, roads, water treatment and other public works projects, AMHS, cruise ship head tax funding, community assistance (revenue sharing)
City of Fairbanks$40,000.00Yuri Morgan ($40,000/Year)Proposed legislation and administrative actions relating to first class cities and issues included in Fairbanks Resolution No. 4854
bristol bay borough$40,000.00John Walsh ($40,000/Year)Municipal, fisheries, economic development, transportation, taxation, education, infrastructure, operating & capital budget
City and Borough of Wrangell$36,000.00Raymond Matiashowski ($36,000/Year)All matters of interest to municipal governments including funding bills, PERS contribution rates, and all policy related issues.
Blumer & Associates$30,000.00Heather Brakes ($30,000/Year)Issues related to municipalities and local governments including Operating budget, Capital budget, PERS/TRS, and Community Assistance..
Coastal Villages Region Fund$30,000.00Mark Hickey ($30,000/Year)Issues related to community and economic development for Coastal Villages Region Fund’s member communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta including corporate matters.
City and Borough of Sitka$25,000.00Lawrence Markley ($25,000/Year)Community assistance; capital funding for capital works projects including power, water treatment, roads and harbors; education funding; cruise ship head tax funding.
City of Sand Point$12,000.00Mark Hickey ($12,000/Year)Issues relating to municipalities and capital projects, including construction of a new dock.
Matanuska Susitna Borough$80,400.00John Harris ($6,700/Month)Any matters relating to Borough government including labor issues, taxation, transportation,budget issues.
Matanuska Susitna Borough School District$60,000.00Eldon Mulder ($5,000/Month)All issues pertaining to education including capital funding.
City of Dillingham$30,000.00Joseph Stone, Jr. ($2,500/Month)All capital projects, legislation, regulations, and other interests that may affect Dillingham and the surrounding area.

Interesting stuff

There’s not a ton that stood out to us after looking through these reports, but we did notice there are two lobbying contracts that should sound familiar if you know the past history of Office of Management and Budget Director Donna Arduin: The GEO Group (which has a $60,000 contract with Raymond Matiashowski) and Wellpath Recovery Solutions, LLC (which has another $60,000 contract with Matiashowski).

Arduin formerly worked as a lobbyist for The GEO Group, which is an infamous private prison company, and Wellpath Recovery Solutions is the GEO Group-related company that got a no-bid contract to take over the Alaska Psychiatric Institute. Wellpath’s CEO Jorge Dominicis also happens to have 10 years as the President of GEO Care, a subsidiary of GEO Group.

Contract lobbyists

And because we know we’ll be asked about it, here’s a full drop of all contracted lobbyists to search through. On-staff lobbyists will be next.

Full NameTotal AnnualMonthly RatesHourly RatesContracts
Kent Dawson$1,073,254.00$0.00$0.00City of Seward ($96,504/Year), Usibelli Coal Mine. Inc. ($84,000/Year), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($75,000/Year), NANA Development Corporation ($75,000/Year), Doyon, Limited ($75,000/Year), Council of Alaska Producers ($75,000/Year), Alaska Salmon Hatchery Alliance (PWSAC, VFDA, NSRAA, DIPAC, SSRA, CIAA, KRAA) ($75,000/Year), Teck Alaska Incorporated ($72,000/Year), Old Harbor Native Corporation ($70,000/Year), Alaska Miners Association ($60,000/Year), Princess Tours ($60,000/Year), Purse Seine Vessel Owners ($60,000/Year), Galena City School District 2 ($51,750/Year), Confluence Strategies, Inc. ($50,000/Year), City of Galena ($40,000/Year), Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company ($24,000/Year), Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation ($15,000/Year), Constantine Mining LLC ($15,000/Year)
Wendy Chamberlain$1,037,000.00$0.00$0.00Northwest Arctic Borough ($90,000/Year), City of Nome ($75,000/Year), DXC MS LLC ($72,000/Year), Municipality of Anchorage ($70,000/Year), healtheConnect Alaska ($68,000/Year), Norton Sound Health Corporation ($65,000/Year), The Mulder Company ($60,000/Year), golden eye media ($60,000/Year), Pacific Seafood Processors Association ($60,000/Year), Alaska Association of REALTORS ($50,000/Year), Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. ($50,000/Year), Anchorage School District ($50,000/Year), Alaska Emergency Medicine Associates ($50,000/Year), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($45,000/Year), Matanuska Telephone Association ($42,000/Year), Sitnasuak Native Corporation ($42,000/Year), Alaska Auto Dealers Association ($34,000/Year), Alaska Cruise Association/CLIA Alaska ($30,000/Year), 24/7 Sobriety Systems LLC ($24,000/Year)
Jerry Mackie$945,000.00$0.00$0.00Donlin Gold LLC ($84,000/Year), AT&T Services, Inc. ($84,000/Year), Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ($65,000/Year), Holland America Line ($60,000/Year), Cook Inlet Region, Inc ($60,000/Year), Alyeska Pipeline Service Company ($60,000/Year), Matson ($60,000/Year), Cook Inlet Housing Authority ($50,000/Year), Alaska Travel Industry Association ($50,000/Year), Southcentral Foundation ($48,000/Year), Alaska Optometric Association ($48,000/Year), Sealaska Corporation ($48,000/Year), White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad ($40,000/Year), Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute ($40,000/Year), Chugach Alaska Corporation ($40,000/Year), MAXIMUS ($30,000/Year), Mat-Su Health Foundation ($30,000/Year), Old Harbor Native Corporation ($30,000/Year), Enterprise Holdings LLC ($18,000/Year)
Robert Evans$638,004.00$12,955.00$0.00FedEx Corporation ($75,000/Year), FedEx Corporation ($75,000/Year), Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates ($75,000/Year), AK Surgery Center ($75,000/Year), H&R Block Management, LLC ($7,500/Month), BLOOD BANK OF ALASKA ($60,000/Year), Kodiak Electric Association, Inc. ($60,000/Year), Safeway Inc. ($60,000/Year), Fresenius Medical Care North America ($60,000/Year), Neeser Construction Inc. ($50,004/Year), SAExploration, Inc. ($5,455/Month), AK Marine Pilots LLC ($48,000/Year)
Raymond Matiashowski$542,000.00$0.00$0.00Conduent, Inc. and its Affiliates ($72,000/Year), Microsoft Corporation ($60,000/Year), The GEO Group, Inc. ($60,000/Year), Alaska Communications Systems ($60,000/Year), City of Ketchikan ($48,000/Year), Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) ($48,000/Year), Ketchikan Gateway Borough ($48,000/Year), Wellpath Recovery Solutions, LLC ($48,000/Year), Petersburg Borough ($42,000/Year), City and Borough of Wrangell ($36,000/Year), Alaska Library Association ($20,000/Year)
Heather Brakes$525,000.00$0.00$0.00Legislative Consultants in Alaska ($350,000/Year), North Slope Borough ($60,000/Year), At-sea Processors Association ($40,000/Year), Blumer & Associates ($30,000/Year), Alaska Radiology Associates ($22,500/Year), Access Alaska ($22,500/Year)
Kristopher Knauss$476,000.00$0.00$0.00Confluence Strategies, Inc. ($150,000/Year), Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium ($80,000/Year), Saltchuk ($72,000/Year), City of Whittier ($66,000/Year), CH2M HILL ($60,000/Year), Alaska Pacific University ($30,000/Year), GEICO ($18,000/Year)
Yuri Morgan$465,000.00$0.00$0.00Fairbanks North Star Borough ($100,000/Year), Alaska Bankers Association ($75,000/Year), Family Centered Services of Alaska ($70,000/Year), Foundation Health, LLC ($65,000/Year), City of Fairbanks ($40,000/Year), Doyon Utilities, LLC ($35,000/Year), Fairbanks Natural Gas ($30,000/Year), Utility Services of Alaska ($25,000/Year), Alaska Dental Hygienists' Association ($25,000/Year)
Mark Hickey$460,000.00$2,000.00$200.00Lake and Peninsula Borough ($55,000/Year), NEA-Alaska ($50,000/Year), Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP ($200/Hour), City of King Cove ($45,000/Year), Kodiak Island Borough ($45,000/Year), Aleutians East Borough ($42,000/Year), City of Akutan ($40,000/Year), Coastal Villages Region Fund ($30,000/Year), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network ($25,000/Year), Vigor Alaska LLC ($25,000/Year), Alaska Nurses Association ($24,000/Year), Chenega Corporation ($24,000/Year), Secure Democracy ($2,000/Month), Petro 49, Inc. ($18,000/Year), Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund ($15,000/Year), City of Sand Point ($12,000/Year), Tyler Rental, Inc. ($10,000/Year)
Frank Bickford$447,600.00$10,000.00$0.00American Chemistry Council ($60,000/Year), Sea Lion/UCI ($50,000/Year), Dave & Buster's of Alaska, Inc. ($5,000/Month), Dell Technologies Inc. ($48,000/Year), Verizon ($45,600/Year), Powers Brothers Inc. ($42,000/Year), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ($41,000/Year), SAP Public Services ($36,000/Year), Alaska Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons ($35,000/Year), Resident Hunters of Alaska ($30,000/Year), Altria Client Services LLC and its Affiliates ($30,000/Year), Anchorage Distillery, LLC ($2,500/Month), Regal Cinemas ($2,500/Month), Alaska Hospitality Retailers ($15,000/Year), Dimond Center ($15,000/Year)
Confluence Strategies, Inc. Confluence Strategies, Inc.$392,000.00$0.00$0.00Kent Dawson Company, Inc. ($250,000/Year), GCI ($60,000/Year), SEARHC ($50,000/Year), Res-Care, Inc., dba BrightSpring Health Services c/o MultiState Associates Inc. ($32,000/Year)
Jerry Reinwand$375,500.00$0.00$0.00Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska ($82,000/Year), Chugach Electric Association, Inc. ($50,000/Year), Alaska Communications Systems ($40,000/Year), APICDA Joint Ventures ($40,000/Year), Allstate Ins Company ($40,000/Year), Alaska Beer, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association ($36,000/Year), Marathon Petroleum Corporation and its Subsidaries ($30,000/Year), Lower Kuskokwim School District ($30,000/Year), APEA/AFT ($17,500/Year), Inlandboatmens Union of the Pacific ($10,000/Year)
Lawrence Markley$330,000.00$0.00$0.00Metlakatla Indian Community. ($50,000/Year), Nushagak Cooperative ($45,000/Year), Copper Valley Electric Association, Inc. ($45,000/Year), City of Hoonah ($40,000/Year), Alaska Electric Light and Power ($35,000/Year), Alaska Power Association ($35,000/Year), Naknek Electric Association, Inc. ($30,000/Year), City and Borough of Sitka ($25,000/Year), Inside Passage Electric Cooperative ($25,000/Year)
Kevin Jardell$329,250.00$14,600.00$0.00Exxon Mobil Corporation ($14,600/Month), ABC Alaska ($55,000/Year), Juneau1 ($55,000/Year), City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska ($55,000/Year), Alaska State Medical Association ($40,000/Year), CDIA ($30,000/Year), Imaging Associates, LLC ($22,500/Year), LifeMed Alaska ($22,500/Year), Airlift Northwest ($22,500/Year), Alaska Association for Personal Care Supports, Inc. ($15,000/Year), Catholic Community Service ($10,000/Year), Agenet ($1,750/Year)
Reed Stoops$327,895.00$0.00$0.00GCI ($60,000/Year), Lynden ($60,000/Year), CVS Health ($54,000/Year), Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC ($45,000/Year), Keep Alaska Competitive Coalition ($30,000/Year), American Property Casualty Insurance Association ($30,000/Year), Liberty Mutual ($24,000/Year), Port of Bellingham ($15,350/Year), Motion Picture Association of America ($5,000/Year), AHIP ($4,545/Year)
John Walsh$284,500.00$0.00$0.00Municipality of Skagway ($47,500/Year), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($45,000/Year), bristol bay borough ($40,000/Year), Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association ($35,000/Year), Alaska Professional Design Council ($25,000/Year), Bering Strait School District ($25,000/Year), Lower Yukon School District ($25,000/Year), Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation ($20,000/Year), Alaska Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers ($12,000/Year), Alaska Psychological Association ($10,000/Year)
Ashley Reed$253,000.00$26,700.00$0.00Alaska Gaming LLC ($75,000/Year), Armstrong Oil & Gas, Inc. ($7,500/Month), Bering Straits Native Corp ($50,000/Year), North Slope Borough ($5,000/Month), ENSTAR Natural Gas ($5,000/Month), Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. ($48,000/Year), Geneva Woods Pharmacy, Inc. ($30,000/Year), Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ($3,200/Month), Wine Institute ($25,000/Year), Kootznoowoo, Inc ($25,000/Year), Juneau Hydropower Inc. ($3,000/Month), Pepsi Bottling Co ($1,500/Month), Pruhs Corporation ($1,500/Month)
John Bitney$236,000.00$10,000.00$0.00Robert A. Evans ($10,000/Month), North Slope Borough ($60,000/Year), Yukon Koyukuk School District ($48,000/Year), City of Cordova ($48,000/Year), Alaska State Home Building Association ($40,000/Year), Alaska Land Title Association ($40,000/Year)
Dianne Blumer$232,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Municipal League ($75,000/Year), CITY OF UNALASKA ($71,000/Year), North Star BHS ($41,000/Year), Associated General Contractors of Alaska ($25,000/Year), Denali L. Daniels & Assoc. ($20,000/Year)
Theodore Popely$194,000.00$34,600.00$0.00RAI Services Company ($7,600/Month), The Pacific Health Coalition ($60,000/Year), BlueCrest Energy Inc. ($5,500/Month), CGI Technologies & Solutions Inc. ($5,500/Month), Bristol Bay Native Corporation ($5,000/Month), United HealthCare Services, Inc. ($4,500/Month), Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc. ($40,000/Year), Pinnacle Integrated Medicine, Inc ($3,300/Month), Alaska State Orthopedic Society ($38,000/Year), Anchorage Police Department Employees Assoc. ($36,000/Year), Oxley & Associates, Inc., d/b/a Fred Meyer Stores ($3,200/Month), Association of Equipment Manufacturers ($20,000/Year)
Kim Hutchinson$188,000.00$8,000.00$0.00Alaska Airlines ($8,000/Month), CIty of Valdez ($50,000/Year), Alaska CHARR ($50,000/Year), Wild Salmon Center ($40,000/Year), Alaska Communications Systems ($40,000/Year), Alaska Athletic Trainers Association ($8,000/Year)
Royce Weller$150,000.00$8,500.00$0.00Confluence Strategies, Inc. ($150,000/Year), Lyft, Inc. ($5,000/Month), Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association ($3,500/Month)
Jeffrey Logan$143,500.00$3,500.00$0.00Southeast Alaska Pilots Association ($52,000/Year), HDR Alaska, Inc. ($3,500/Month), Alaska Primary Care Association ($36,000/Year), AK OUTDOOR COUNCIL ($33,000/Year), APRN Alliance ($12,500/Year), Alaska Public Broadcasting, Inc. ($10,000/Year)
Sheldon Winters$138,500.00$0.00$0.00State Farm Insurance ($72,000/Year), DaVita ($36,000/Year), American Council of Life Insurers ($18,500/Year), Amgen, Inc. ($12,000/Year)
Eldon Mulder$134,000.00$31,167.00$0.00Cisco Systems, Inc. ($5,000/Month), Matanuska Susitna Borough School District ($5,000/Month), Dewberry & Davis LLC ($50,000/Year), Pebble Limited Partnership ($5,000/Month), City of Kotzebue ($50,000/Year), RELX Inc. (fka Reed Elsevier Inc.) ($4,667/Month), Magellan Health, Inc. ($4,000/Month), International Business Machines Corporation ($4,000/Month), CropLife America ($24,000/Year), Northwest Farm Credit Services ($2,500/Month), Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation ($10,000/Year), Kronos ($1,000/Month)
John Stacey$122,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Professional Hunters Association, Inc. ($66,000/Year), National Federation of Independent Business ($32,000/Year), Alaska Wild Sheep Foundation ($24,000/Year), Alaska Air Carriers Association ($2,500/Month), IPOP_LLC ($60,000/Year)
David Parish$96,600.00$33,500.00$0.00NovaCopper Inc. ($10,000/Month), Liquor Stores USA North Inc ($5,500/Month), American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate ($5,000/Month), Resource Development Council ($45,000/Year), Liberty Dialysis - Alaska LLC ($3,000/Month), Liberty Health Partners LLC ($3,000/Month), Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. ($3,000/Month), Valhalla Metals, Inc. ($0/ERROR), ASID Alaska Chapter ($2,500/Month), DOWL ($21,600/Year), ASARC Key Coalition ($20,000/Year), Girdwood 2020 ($1,500/Month), Boys & Girls Clubs of America ($10,000/Year)
Paul Fuhs$85,000.00$0.00$0.00Southwest Alaska Pilots Association ($45,000/Year), Marine Exchange of Alaska ($40,000/Year)
Caren Robinson$83,500.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Womens Lobby ($35,000/Year), Alaska Pharmacists Association ($24,500/Year), Alaska Nurses Association ($24,000/Year)
Jordan Marshall$78,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Regional Coalition ($53,000/Year), Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault ($25,000/Year)
Sonia Henrick$60,000.00$7,500.00$0.00David Parish & Associates, LLC ($7,500/Month), BP Exploration Alaska Inc. ($60,000/Year)
James Lottsfeldt$50,000.00$12,500.00$0.00International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 ($50,000/Year), Groundfish Forum ($6,000/Month), Moda Health ($4,000/Month), ACLU of Alaska Foundation ($2,500/Month)
Laura Herman$40,000.00$8,959.00$0.00Providence Health & Services Alaska ($6,459/Month), University of Washington Schol of Medicine ($40,000/Year), Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. ($2,500/Month)
Denali Daniels$40,000.00$0.00$0.00Matanuska Electric Association ($40,000/Year)
John Ringstad$40,000.00$0.00$0.00Fairbanks North Star Borough School District ($40,000/Year)
William Thomas Jr$40,000.00$0.00$0.00Sealaska Corporation ($30,000/Year), Inside Passage Electric Cooperative ($10,000/Year)
Lennie Gorsuch$35,646.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Chapter, NECA ($35,646/Year)
Paul Grossi$34,000.00$0.00$0.00Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust ($17,000/Year), Alaska State Pipe Trades UA Local 375 ($17,000/Year)
Patrick Carter$28,000.00$22,200.00$0.00HILCORP ALASKA, LLC ($6,500/Month), Homer Electric Association, Inc. ($3,500/Month), Centene Corporation ($3,500/Month), The Mulder Company ($28,000/Year), Greenwich Biosciences, Inc. ($3,000/Month), Maplebear Alaska LLC ($2,000/Month), UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ($2,000/Month), PFIZER INC. ($1,700/Month)
Christine Hess$26,000.00$9,625.00$0.00Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ($3,750/Month), Northwest Arctic Borough ($1,875/Month), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($1,875/Month), Dominion Voting Systems ($1,125/Month), Spickett's Palace LLC ($1,000/Month), Coalition for Education Equity ($13,500/Year), Kotzebue Electric Association Inc. ($12,500/Year)
Reggie Joule$26,000.00$7,875.00$0.00Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ($3,750/Month), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($1,875/Month), Dominion Voting Systems ($1,250/Month), Coalition for Education Equity ($13,500/Year), Kotzebue Electric Association Inc. ($12,500/Year), Spickett's Palace LLC ($1,000/Month)
Christine Hess$26,000.00$9,625.00$0.00Arctic Slope Regional Corporation ($3,750/Month), Northwest Arctic Borough ($1,875/Month), Northwest Arctic Borough School District ($1,875/Month), Dominion Voting Systems ($1,125/Month), Spickett's Palace LLC ($1,000/Month), Coalition for Education Equity ($13,500/Year), Kotzebue Electric Association Inc. ($12,500/Year)
Sam Kito, Jr.$25,000.00$10,666.66$0.00North Slope Borough ($5,000/Month), Eli Lilly and Co. ($3,167/Month), Icy Strait Point ($2,500/Month), Alaska Travel Adventures, Inc. ($15,000/Year), Alaska Cruise Association/CLIA Alaska ($10,000/Year)
Jamie Donley$25,000.00$0.00$0.00Hope Community Resources, Inc. ($25,000/Year)
Joseph Stone, Jr.$25,000.00$2,500.00$0.00Hickey & Associates ($25,000/Year), City of Dillingham ($2,500/Month)
Jenny Dawson$20,000.00$0.00$0.00Kent Dawson Company, Inc. ($20,000/Year)
Gerald Mc Cune$20,000.00$0.00$0.00Cordova District Fishermen United ($10,000/Year), Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation ($10,000/Year)
Andrea Watts$10,000.00$7,000.00$0.00Stoops & Associates ($7,000/Month), American Lung Association in Alaska ($10,000/Year)
David Stancliff$9,500.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Gateway School District ($9,500/Year)
Ian Fisk$6,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Shellfish Growers Association ($6,000/Year)
Don Etheridge$0.00$16,000.00$0.00Alaska AFL-CIO ($13,500/Month), Alaska Works Partnership, Inc. ($2,500/Month)
Linda Anderson$0.00$12,500.00$0.00Morgan Partnership, LLC ($12,500/Month)
Myer Hutchinson$0.00$10,000.00$0.00Charles Miller ($10,000/Month)
Charles Miller$0.00$11,833.32$250.00Alaska Regional Hospital ($8,333/Month), American International Group, Inc. ($3,500/Month), Alaska National Insurance Company ($112,000/Year), Snow White, Inc. ($250/Hour)
Emma Davidson Tribbs$0.00$8,000.00$0.00Secure Democracy ($8,000/Month)
John Harris$0.00$21,500.00$0.00Matanuska Susitna Borough ($6,700/Month), ASEA/AFSCME Local52 ($4,500/Month), Alaska USA Federal Credit Union ($3,000/Month), Ahtna, Inc. ($3,000/Month), Crowley Maritime Corporation ($2,800/Month), Ashley Reed & Associates ($1,500/Month)
Don Habeger$0.00$1,500.00$36.00Juneau Reentry Coalition ($36/Hour), AAA Alaska ($1,500/Month)
Paul Richards$0.00$18,017.53$0.00Alyeska Pipeline Service Company ($4,604/Month), Alaska Miners Association ($4,000/Month), Alaska Tanker Company LLC ($4,000/Month), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ($3,063/Month), Peak Trust Company ($2,350/Month)
Melanie Joy Huntington$0.00$0.00$400.00Graphite One Resources ($225/Hour), Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments ($175/Hour)
Don Kubley$0.00$2,083.00$0.00Alaska International Marketing ($100,000/Year), Juneau Hydropower Inc. ($2,083/Month)
Norman Gorsuch$0.00$750.00$0.00MillerCoors LLC ($750/Month)

On-staff lobbyists

These are folks who work directly for the company that they’re a registered lobbyist for. As you can see, the differences in reporting of wages doesn’t accurately reflect just how much time each individual directly spends on lobbying.

Full NameAnnual WagesMonthly WagesHourly WagesContracts
Charles Miller$112,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska National Insurance Company ($112,000/Year)
Don Kubley$100,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska International Marketing ($100,000/Year)
Ken Helander$92,604.00$0.00$0.00AARP ($92,604/Year)
Carmen Lowry$92,500.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault ($92,500/Year)
Frances Leach$90,000.00$0.00$0.00United Fishermen of Alaska ($90,000/Year)
Dan Seckers$86,000.00$0.00$0.00Exxon Mobil Corporation ($86,000/Year)
Jessica Menkens$72,800.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Primary Care Association ($72,800/Year)
Ryan Mckee$62,998.26$0.00$0.00Americans for Prosperity ($62,998/Year)
Timothy Sullivan$30,000.00$0.00$0.00Alaska Railroad Corporation ($30,000/Year)
Norman Wooten$12,789.00$0.00$0.00Association of Alaska School Boards ($12,789/Year)
Elizabeth Skiles Parady$0.00$9,083.00$0.00ACSA ($9,083/Month)
Michael Tibbles$0.00$6,000.00$0.00Alaska Cruise Association/CLIA Alaska ($4,000/Month), Alaska Steamship Association ($2,000/Month)
Tracey Reinwand Muir$0.00$5,000.00$0.00Jerry Reinwand, LLC ($5,000/Month)
Sheela Tallman$0.00$5,000.00$0.00United HealthCare Services, Inc. ($5,000/Month)
Heidi Boucher$0.00$2,500.00$0.00Jerry Reinwand, LLC ($2,500/Month)
Melanie Huntington$0.00$0.00$175.00Graphite One Resources ($225/Hour), Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments ($175/Hour)
Sven Peterson$0.00$0.00$140.38Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska ($140/Hour)
John Drescher$0.00$0.00$129.59Apple Inc. ($130/Hour)
Michael Hurley$0.00$0.00$123.00ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. ($123/Hour)
Leonard Sorrin$0.00$0.00$110.57Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska ($111/Hour)
Robert Mcelderry$0.00$0.00$110.00Purdue Pharma L.P. ($110/Hour)
Gary Strannigan$0.00$0.00$109.00Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska ($109/Hour)
Kara Moriarty$0.00$0.00$101.18Alaska Oil & Gas Association ($101/Hour)
Paul Nielsen$0.00$0.00$100.00Alkermes, Inc. ($100/Hour)
Donald Stecher$0.00$0.00$100.00Novartis Services, Inc. ($100/Hour)
John Boyle$0.00$0.00$88.00BP Exploration Alaska Inc. ($88/Hour)
Christian Rataj$0.00$0.00$70.00National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) ($70/Hour)
Brian Judy$0.00$0.00$61.53National Rifle Association of America ($62/Hour)
Marleanna Hall$0.00$0.00$60.00Resource Development Council ($60/Hour)
Matthew Moser$0.00$0.00$49.47NEA-Alaska ($49/Hour)
Thomas George$0.00$0.00$45.92Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ($46/Hour)
Zack Strong$0.00$0.00$44.03Natural Resources Defense Council ($44/Hour)
Brooke Ivy$0.00$0.00$42.71Alaska Oil & Gas Association ($43/Hour)
Trenton English$0.00$0.00$40.86Alaska District Council of Laborers ($41/Hour)
Alyson Currey$0.00$0.00$33.54Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii ($34/Hour)

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