Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Who is Ron Book lobbying for in Tallahassee in 2009? By Geniusofdespair

It is sort of humbling imagining that one man can do ALL this lobbying effectively. There are about 75 clients listed on the State of Florida Website for Ron Book.

Following is the entire list of all the clients he has signed for 2009 to lobby the State of Florida Legislature (he also has 27 clients for which he lobbies in Miami Dade County, not included here) btw we have over 20 posts on Ron Book see index on right look under 'R' for Ron:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701

AmTrust Insurance Services, Inc
901 NW 51st St Ste 100, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Anchor Towing, Inc
12555 Biscayne Blvd PMB 455, North Miami, FL 33138

408 S Andrews Ave Ste 103, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

150 S Monroe St Ste 400, Tallahassee, FL 32301

AutoNation, Inc
450 E Las Olas Blvd 12th Floor, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

Bail Agents Independent League of Florida
424 S Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL

150 S Monroe St Ste 400, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Best Buddies International
100 SE 2nd St Ste 2200, Miami, FL 33131

Biscayne Bay Pilots
2911 Port Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Broward County
115 S Andrews Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

Broward County Clerk of Courts
201 SE 6th St, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301

Charlie Ladd
Broward Barron Inc, 2900 University Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Children’s Home Society
1485 S Semoran Blvd Ste 1448, Winter Park, FL 32792

City of Aventura
19200 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180

City of Cooper City
9090 SW 50th Place, Cooper City, FL 33329-0910

City of Hallandale Beach
400 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

City of Lauderdale Lakes
4300 NW 36 St, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319

City of Miami
3500 Pan American Dr, Miami, FL 33130

City of Miramar
2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

City of North Miami
776 NE 125th St, North Miami, FL 33161

City of North Miami Beach
17011 NE 19th Ave, North Miami Beach, F 33162

City of Palm Bay
120 Malabar Rd, Palm Bay, FL 32907

City of Pinellas Park
5141 78th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33781

City of Sunny Isles Beach
18070 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

City of Sunrise
777 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Sunrise, FL

City of Tallahassee
300 S Adams St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

City of Tamarac
7525 NW 88 Ave, Tamarac, FL 33321

City of West Palm Beach
200 2nd St 5th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Inc
3440 Hollywood Blvd Ste 100, Hollywood, FL 33021

Dolphins Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Florida Apartment Association
1133 W Morse Blvd Ste 201, Winter Park, FL 32789

Florida Association of Forensic Professionals
14000 E Palomino Dr, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330

Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc
2475 Apalachee Pky Ste 205, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida Children’s Services Council, Inc
216 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida Heart Research Institute
4770 Biscayne Blvd Ste 500, Miami, FL 33137

Florida Power & Light Company
215 S Monroe St Ste 810, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Florida Regional Councils Association
2999 NE 191st St PH6, Aventura, FL 33180

Florida WIC Grocers Association
8425 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33122

Gold Giant Internet, LLC
1001 Broken Sound Pky Ste C, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Grant Street Group
1800 Allegheny Bldg 429 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Health Choice Network
9064 NW 13 Terrace, Miami, FL 33172

Indian River County
1840 25th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960-3365

Interior Design Associations Foundation
250 Royal Ct, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Lawrence Group, The
4007 Hillsboro Rd, Nashville, TN 37215

Maefield Development
250 E 96 St Ste 580, Indianapolis, IN 46240

1270 NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33125

Miami Beach Community Health Center
710 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Project/Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis
Lois Pope Life Center, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136

Miami-Dade County
111 NW 1st St Ste 1032, Miami, FL 33128

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
1450 NE 2 Ave, Miami, FL 33132

Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Rd, Miami, FL 33140

Neptune Wholesale, Inc
768 E Dania Beach Blvd, Dania, FL 33004

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center, Inc
1313 NW 36th St Ste 400, Miami, FL 33142

Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc
Rohde Bldg 401 NW 2nd Ave S-212, Miami, FL 33128

Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
315 Court St, Clearwater, FL 33756

Public Health Trust-Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Florida
6704 SW 80th St, Miami, FL 33143

Republic Services, Inc
751 NW 31st Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33311

South Broward Hospital District
1131 N 35th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021

Spectrum Programs & Miami Behavioral Health Center
11031 NE 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33161

Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA
444 N Capitol St NW Ste 399, Rogers, AR 72758

Turnberry Associates
19501 Biscayne Blvd Ste 400, Aventura, FL 33180
Industry Code: 531312

University of Miami
Ashe Administration Bldg Rm 230, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Village of Bal Harbour
655 96th St, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Village of Palmetto Bay
8950 SW 152nd St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

Village of Pinecrest
12645 Pinecrest Pky, Pinecrest, FL 33156

Village of Royal Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

Vitas Healthcare Corporation
100 S Biscayne Blvd 15th Floor, Miami, FL 33132-2304

1505 Ft Clarke Blvd #13-202, Gainesville, FL 32606

West Flagler Kennel Club, Inc
401 NW 38th Ct, Miami, FL 33126

Westchester General Hospital
2500 SW 75 Ave, Miami, FL 33155

White Rock Quarries
101 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Anonymous said...

Wonder what he'd charge the Residents of Redland to lobby the
Dade County Board of Commissioners
in becoming an Agricultural city?
Maybe he'd do it pro bono and gain
tremendous popularity in South Dade
Redland Community. Then maybe we wouldn't have a net loss of agricultural land still remaining.
We'd be proud to give him a "crown"
like in the picture!

This could be the starting of a
stimulus food package for the Ag Community


Anonymous said...


Geniusofdespair said...

Hey ICK is my word...

Anonymous said...

There is no way he can avoid conflicts of interest with a client list that extensive. Either he does not sleep or he has lots of bags of cash for the governing boards. He will misstep and take a tumble.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha. I still want to be hired as his do-gooder. I am able to be such an angel. :)

If ick is your word, then ewwwwww will be mine. Do I have to copyright the number of w's? I don't blame anonymous for the ick usage, it is such an attractive word.

Anonymous said...

Ron's a really nice guy the fact that he was chaged with insurance fraud in the late 80s (he allegedly did 200 hrs of communnitty service for this),OR pled guilty to giving illegal campaign contributions in the 90s, reflects nothing on his penchant for treating elected officials like royalty (kissing lots of butt)or his ability to raise big dinero for them, that in my BOOK is the true mark of an honest and charitable man who looks after our interest in Tally, City and County hall. I personally sleep better at night knowing this.

Anonymous said...

We all know he kisses ass...what do you you think he makes. 75 clients at $10,000 each or would it be more like $50,000. What do lobbyists cost, does anyone know? What does the county and cities pay?

Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken Mr. Book gets mid 6 figures from Miami Dade County alone, kissing butt is lucrative I tell you and don't get me started un sucking up.

Geniusofdespair said...

Ron got $50,000 from Pinecrest. For which they say, he was able to secure $1 million for water infrastructure.

Anonymous said...

Let's see $50,000 x 75 is $3,750,00.

Anonymous said...

Don't you ever tire of re-hashing the same old mistakes and criticism? I don't know Mr. Book, but I CAN read enough to know that he has done more for charitable causes and more pro bono legal work for the underprivileged than most of the rest of us put together. Seriously, give it a rest.

Geniusofdespair said...

This is a post listing his clients. Is listing his clients troublesome for you? Aside from that: Because you do good deeds does not mean you escape scrutiny.

Ron Book has done a lot of questionable deeds, i.e. lobbying for both sides of an issue springs to mind.

But thanks for writing Ron.

Anonymous said...

Come on Genius Mr. "Anonymous" is right you should lay off Mr. Book since he does a lot of good things for our comunitty especially with tax dollars he's earned fighting against the interest of those pesky taxpayers.
Besides all that money has tax money has not just gone for good causes and lavishing our great leaders with gifts it has also prevented Mr. Book from continuing in his life of crime, effectively making our streets safer.

Anonymous said...

The Children's Services Council in Tallahassee ???? We thought Diana Ragbeer from The Children's Trust was tgheir lobbyist, at least that is what she claims....another spin of bs lie from the Trust - We knew she was too stupid to be on her own...but she sure makes sure she gets the credit and has no idea whaty she is doing....employee of the year ... big deal - look who they gave it to last year - the witch of the year Loretta Duval..its a joke

Anonymous said...

What a joke - he may be a nice guy to your face but he is an arrogant backstabber AS SOON AS YOU TURN AROUND.

Broward County Clerk of Courts said...

Totally great info:)

Anonymous said...

Ron Book agrees to stop lobbying for pretrial measure
A top lobbyist for Broward County agreed to stop trying to obtain passage of a bill that would cost the county millions of dollars.

Flagged by Broward officials for a conflict of interest, county lobbyist Ron Book has agreed to stop pushing for a new state law that county officials say would seriously undermine Broward's pretrial intervention program and cost local taxpayers millions.

The new law is being sought by another of Book's clients, the Florida bail bond industry. It would restrict access to county-run pretrial release programs by establishing new, statewide eligibility requirements for defendants seeking to get out of jail, forcing the county to spend more in keeping inmates behind bars.

County support for the pretrial program has wavered over the years; nevertheless, critics say Book should not be involved in representing the bail bond industry on the issue. Broward County pays Book $53,000 a year plus $2,000 in expenses to lobby in Tallahassee.

At Tuesday's commission meeting, Commissioner Lois Wexler said that, if passed, the law would ``decimate'' local pretrial release programs and place huge financial burdens on counties across the state.

Wexler added that she wants her money's worth from the lobbyist that many consider to be the most influential in Florida.

Broward commissioners passed an ordinance in January 2009 restricting access to the program run by the Broward Sheriff's Office. The proposed change in state law would further tighten the bondsmen's noose on the pretrial program.

``I guess the bail bond companies didn't get richer or increase their bottom line enough by what we did a year and a half ago, so now they're going in for the kill,'' Wexler said in an interview.

``This bill makes money the determination of justice,'' said Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein.

Book declared a ``potential conflict'' in a March 8 letter to the county after a county official told him the county opposed the pretrial measure. He asked the county to waive its conflict rules to ``allow me to continue my representation of the bail industry.''

Those rules recognize the potential for conflict of interest in dual representation, but only when the Legislature is in session as it is now.

Broward has yet to rule on that request, but the matter may now be moot.

On Friday, Book agreed to honor the demand of another client, Miami-Dade County, which decided it did not want Book lobbying on the pretrial detention issue.