Friday, December 28, 2012

MOScout Reader Poll: All Star Lobbyists

Education Lobbyist

Mike Reid – MO School Board Assoc - 25.3%


Telecom and Cable Lobbyist

Doug Galloway- CenturyLink - 45.6%


Healthcare Lobbyist

Nikki Strong – MO Health Care Association - 28.4%


Utilities Lobbyist

Cara Hoover – KCPL - 26.3%


Development / Real Estate Lobbyist

Sam Licklider – MO Realtors - 66.7%


Contract Lobbyist: Best Offense

Mike Gibbons, Trish Workman (Stinson Morrison Heckler) – Charter School Expansion - 40.5%


Contract Lobbyist: Best Defense

Jeff Brooks, Bill Gamble, Jorgen Schlemeier, Sarah Topp (Gamble & Schlemeier) – Liquor Franchise Bill - 43.8%


2012 Top Firm

Gamble & Schlemeier           - 42.5%


Rookie of the Year

Sammy Panettiere – 32.9%


Drebes Omissions

Several folks mentioned that SNR Denton, and Penman & Winton were unfortunately overlooked in the nominations for “Top Firm.”



Final Poll

Okay, one more poll, then we’ll put this silliness behind us…  A couple questions looking back at the year of 2012, and a couple looking ahead to the 2013.  Take it here.



Schmitt in Prime Time

Sen. Eric Schmitt gave the commencement address at his alma mater Truman State University and struck a decidedly different tone than is often heard from Republicans.  He focused on service to others and getting involved.  The message and tone soudned genuine from Schmitt who seems destined for higher office.  See it here



$5K+ Contributions

Slay for Mayor - $10,000 from Civic Service Inc.



Lobbyist Registrations

From the Pelopidas website:


Parker J Bena added Dasco Partners LLP.

Nancie McAnaugh added Leading Age Missouri.