75. Ed Manning
Ed Manning also is a partner at KP, Sacramento’s highest billing lobbying firm through the 2015-2016 election cycle, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. He represents an array of water and energy interests, and is always in the mix whether it be as one of the leaders of the fight against the water tax or on major energy issues such as regional transmission and wildfires. And just as housing has become one of the most contentious issues in the Capitol. After a multi-year hiatus Manning is once again lobbying on behalf of home builders and developers by representing the California Housing Alliance. He also lobbies state government agencies such as the Cal-EPA, the Air Resources Board, the state water board and others. Like his partner Jon Ross (No. 74), Manning previously was a partner in a law firm and helped lead KP in transitioning from its prior incarnation as Kahl Pownall.
Updated Aug. 15, 2o18