60. John Latimer
John Latimer’s lobbying firm, Capitol Advocacy, has an 11-member advocacy team and so many deep-pocket clients that we can’t even list them. Here’s a sample: 7-Eleven, DoorDash, the City of Del Mar, Lowe’s Companies, California Association of Health Facilities (No. 53), American Airlines, the California Association of Dental Plans – you get the idea. As you can see, Capitol Advocacy handles business regulation, tort reform, consumer concerns and environmental regulation, among many other issues. A year after an unsuccessful 1998 run for an Assembly seat, Latimer set up his own lobbying shop. Earlier, he had worked in the Capitol as a chief of staff and as a consultant to several Assembly committees, including Appropriations and Governmental Organization.
Updated Aug. 11, 2020