58. Kevin Sloat
Kevin Sloat founded his lobbying firm nearly 25 years ago after leaving Pete Wilson’s administration and it has grown exponentially over the years. His lobbying firm – Sloat Higgins Jensen and Associates – is a top-drawer outfit with deep roots in the Capitol. The firm has dozens of clients, including BMW of North America, PG&E, Anheuser-Busch, the California Trucking Association, Foster Farms and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, among many others. Sloat was Wilson’s legislative secretary, a job that entails pushing the governor’s agenda, negotiating legislation with often balky lawmakers and keeping a close eye on what those legislators are up to. Great training for a lobbyist.
Updated Aug. 25, 2021