Friday, November 11, 2022

Conflicted County Lobbyist Lobbied County For MOTOROLA NO-BID CONTRACT

THOMAS MARTIN FIORENTINO's lobbying partner, MARK PINTO, met with St. Johns County Commissioners about the no-bid MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS contract that would charge taxpayers some $10,000 each for nearly $15 million worth of interoperable radios.

MARTY FIORENTINO and MARK PINTO are high-paid bagmen/fundraisers for Florida Republicans.

The deeply conflicted FIORENTINO firm lobbies for St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, and St. Johns County Sheriff, as well as NOCATEE, PARC GROUP and other devious developers.

County Commissioners once cancelled FIORENTINO's contract, but it was later renewed. 

No lobbying firm is desired or required to represent St. Johns County.  We need a lobbying firm like a moose needs a hatrack.  Our Commissioners are our best lobbyists.  We don't need conflicted talentless hick hacks embarrassing us, lobbying our Commissioners even as they lobby for Commissioners.  This is madness. 

Footnote: Our corrupt developer-directed County government does not require that FIORENTINO and PINTO register as lobbyists when lobbying our County on behalf of MOTOROLA and other corporations.  Yes, corrupt  St. Johns County has no lobbying registration ordinance, an indicia of corruption here. Former Commissioner James K. Johns and I pushed for lobbying registration ordinance. Lobbying registration was halted amid scurrilous opposition by other-directed Ponte Vedra Commissioner JOHN H. JAY" MORRIS, JR., former EVP of fraudfeasing False Claims Act defendant RPM International. MORRIS was an insincere snollygoster who balked at the $25 annual registration fee as unduly burdensome.  
Former County Attorney Patrick Francis McCormack helped.  McCormack submarined lobbying registration ordinance by reaching out to enlist as lobbyists against the proposal those he called "stakeholders," a/k/a "stakeholders," e.g., lobbyists. They included disgraced former Commissioner PRISCILLA "RACHAEL" BENNETT, longtime retainer of HUTSON COMPANIES, DAVID HUTSON and State Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON.  Political prostitute PRISCILLA BENNETT took issue with a ban on contingency fees!  
(Out of corruption concerns, contingency fees are illegal in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. legislative and executive corridors patrolled by lobbyists. Contingency fees are illegal in criminal and divorce cases. Ms BENNETT told me she had never taken a contingency fee, but her financial disclosure before becoming a Commissioner suggests she got a big bonus from HUTSON.

Here's PINTO's bio from THE FIORENTINO GROUP website::

Mark J. Pinto Jr., Partner



With over 10 years of government relations experience, Mark serves as a partner to the firm and provides our clients with a wealth of knowledge relating to the state lawmaking and appropriations processes. He has key experience in the areas of media relations, corporate communications, grassroots campaigning, and fundraising, among others. As a result, Mark has developed an extensive and invaluable network of contacts in both the private and public sectors.

Mark has experience in a variety of issues such as healthcare, gaming, medical marijuana, education, local government, economic development, tourism, professional sports leagues, private development, and the environment.  Mark meticulously advises and manages projects for our clients.

In 2012, Mark served as the Special Assistant to then Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry, who is now Mayor of Jacksonville. In this role, Mark traveled across the state to meet top campaign donors, elected officials, and community leaders.  He also served on Mayor Lenny Curry’s Finance Committee.

Mark began his political career with former Florida Senate President Bill Galvano during his tenure in the Florida House of Representatives. Mark has also been active in local, state, and national politics, and has volunteered and raised funds for numerous political campaigns.

Mark was selected as one of the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees.  In 2015, he served as the Jacksonville Regional Chair for The James Madison Institute’s Leaders Fellowship Class.  He is a former member of the St. Johns County Chamber Economic Development Council.  Mark currently serves on the St. Johns Chamber Public Policy Committee.

Mark graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a B.A. in political science.  A native of Florida, he is married to Kelly Woodard Pinto.  They reside in Ponte Vedra with their two children.

Here's a list of PINTO's clients.

Mark Pinto

Mailing Address:

1301 Riverplace Blvd 
Suite 1300  
Jacksonville, FL 32207-9027

Phone Number:

(904) 358-2757


• Lobbyists registered to lobby the House and Senate will not display any chamber reference.
• Lobbyists registered to lobby one chamber and/or the PSCNC (Public Service Commission Nominating Council) will display the names of the entity(ies) next to their names (e.g., (Senate, PSCNC)) within the principal's information.
• Lobbyists registered to lobby all three legislative entities will display all entity names (e.g., (House, Senate, PSCNC)).
Alivia Care Inc.

4266 Sunbeam Rd 
Jacksonville, FL 32257-2425
Industry Code: 621610 Home health agencies
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

150 S Monroe St 
Ste 400  
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Industry Code: 517110 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

10752 Deerwood Park Blvd S #110 
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Industry Code: 524114 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

109 North Fairfax Street708-227-687 
Second Floor  
Alexandria , Va 22314
Industry Code: 488490 Cargo surveyors, truck transportation
Effective Date: 7/19/2022
CareerSource Northeast Florida, Inc.

1845 Town Center Blvd 
Suite 250  
Fleming Isle, FL 32003-4304
Industry Code: 611710 Educational guidance counseling services
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Ceres Environmental Services, Inc.

6968 Professional Pkwy 
Lakewood Rch, FL 34240-8414
Industry Code: 562119 Debris removal services
Effective Date: 6/30/2022
City of Atlantic Beach

800 Seminole Rd 
Atlantic Bch, FL 32233-5444
Industry Code: 921120 Legislative bodies (e.g., federal, local, and state)
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
City of Green Cove Springs

321 Walnut St 
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
Industry Code: 921120 Legislative Bodies
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Clay County

477 Houston Street 
4th Floor – Purchasing Dept.  
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Industry Code: 921120 County commissioners
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Clay County

825 North Orange Avenue 
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
Industry Code: 921130 Controllers' and comptrollers' offices, government
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc

4266 Sunbeam Rd 
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Industry Code: 621610 Home Health Care Services
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Crowley Maritime

9487 Regency Square Blvd 
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Industry Code: 483111 Deep sea freight transportation to or from foreign ports
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
CSX Transportation

500 Water St 
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Industry Code: 482111 Line-Haul Railroads
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Duval County Public Schools

1701 Prudential Dr 
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Industry Code: 611110 Elementary and secondary schools
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Estuary LLC.

4310 Pablo Oaks Ct 
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Industry Code: 112111 Calf (e.g., feeder, stocker, veal) production
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Five Stars Veterans Center

40 Acme Street 
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Industry Code: 813319 Social service advocacy organizations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Flagler College

74 King St 
St Augustine, FL 32084
Industry Code: 611310 Colleges, universities, and professional schools
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Flagler County

1769 E Moody Blvd 
Bldg. 2  
Bunnell, FL 32110-5991
Industry Code: 921190 General public administration
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Flagler County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller

1769 E Moody Blvd 
Building 1  
Bunnell, FL 32110-5991
Industry Code: 921130 Controllers' and comptrollers' offices, government
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Flagler Health +

400 Health Park Blvd 
St Augustine, FL 32086-5784
Industry Code: 622110 Hospitals, general medical and surgical
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers

3544 Maclay Blvd 
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Industry Code: 813920 Professional membership associations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Florida Crystals Corporation

One N Clematis St 
Ste 200  
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Industry Code: 311314 cane sugar refining
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Florida East Coast Railway

7150 Philips Hwy 
Jacksonville, FL 32256-6802
Industry Code: 482111 Freight railways, line-haul
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Florida Maritime Partnership

1301 Riverplace Blvd 
Suite 1300  
Jacksonville, FL 32207-9027
Industry Code: 813920 Professional associations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Florida Power & Light Company

134 W Jefferson St 
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1713
Industry Code: 221122 Distribution of electric power
Effective Date: 1/31/2022
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

1000 Shearer Ave 
Jacksonville, FL 32205-6055
Industry Code: 813410 Scouting organizations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Great Hearts America

4801 E Washington St 
Suite 250  
Phoenix, AZ 85034-2025
Industry Code: 611110 Academies, elementary or secondary
Effective Date: 1/11/2022
HDR Engineering, Inc

2202 N Westshore Blvd 
Ste 250  
Tampa, FL 33607
Industry Code: 541330 Engineering Services
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Hope Haven

4600 Beach Blvd 
Jacksonville, FL 32207-4764
Industry Code: 611110 Private schools, elementary or secondary
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Jacksonville Aviation Authority

Po Box 18018 
Jacksonville, FL 32229-0018
Industry Code: 488119 Airport operators (e.g., civil, international, national)
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Jacksonville Port Authority

PO Box 3005 
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Industry Code: 488310 Port and Harbor Operations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Mitchell International, Inc

14295 Midway Rd 
Ste 300  
Addison, TX 75001
Industry Code: 524291 Claims Adjusting
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc

7807 Baymeadows Rd E 
Ste 205  
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Industry Code: 813319 Other Social Advocacy Organizations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
PARC Group, The

4314 Pablo Oaks Ct 
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Industry Code: 236117 New Housing Operative Builders
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Patriot Transportation Holdings, Inc.

200 W Forsyth St 
7th Floor  
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4321
Industry Code: 484230 Automobile carrier trucking, long-distance
Effective Date: 1/5/2022 (Withdrawn on: 07/20/22 )
PGA Tour

1 PGA Tour Blvd 
Pointe Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Industry Code: 813990 Athletic leagues (i.e., regulating bodies)
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

1515 S Federal Hwy 
Suite 404  
Boca Raton, FL 33432-7451
Industry Code: 482111 Freight railways, line-haul
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Southeast Land Ventures, LLC

1029 Elysium Blvd 
Mount Dora, FL 32757-7065
Industry Code: 237210 Land developers (i.e., subdividing and installing infrastructure)
Effective Date: 6/7/2022
St. Johns County

500 San Sebastian View 
St Augustine, FL 32084
Industry Code: 921120 Legislative Bodies
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
St. Johns County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller

4010 Lewis Speedway 
St Augustine, FL 32084-8637
Industry Code: 921130 Controllers' and comptrollers' offices, government
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
St. Johns County Property Appraiser

4030 Lewis Speedway 
Suite 203  
St Augustine, FL 32084-8687
Industry Code: 531320 Real estate appraisers' offices
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

2900 Hartley Rd 
Jacksonville, FL 32257-8221
Industry Code: 236220 Addition, alteration and renovation, commercial and institutional building
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Superior Construction

7072 Business Park Blvd N 
Jacksonville, FL 32256-2749
Industry Code: 236220 Construction management, commercial and institutional building
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
The Jacksonville Historical Society

314 Palmetto St 
Jacksonville, FL 32202-2619
Industry Code: 813410 Historical clubs
Effective Date: 1/27/2022
Uber Technologies, Inc. and Affiliates

1455 Market Street 
Suite 400  
San Francisco, CA 94103
Industry Code: 485320 Automobile rental with driver (except shuttle service, taxis)
Effective Date: 1/3/2022
UF Health Jacksonville

655 W 8th St 
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Industry Code: 622110 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

660 N Capitol St NW 
Suite 600  
Washington, DC 20001-7417
Industry Code: 325412 Pharmaceutical preparations (e.g., capsules, liniments, ointments, tablets) manufacturing
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
VidaCann, LLC.

4844 Race Track Rd 
Jacksonville, FL 32259-2090
Industry Code: 453998 Marijuana stores, medical or recreational
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
Vulcan Materials Company

155 E 21st St 5th Floor 
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Industry Code: 212321 Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

1 World Golf Pl 
St Augustine, FL 32092
Industry Code: 813211 Community foundations
Effective Date: 1/5/2022
YMCA of Florida's First Coast

40 East Adams Street 
Suite 210  
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Industry Code: 624110 Youth centers (except recreational only)
Effective Date: 1/5/2022

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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