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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Andrea & Dean McWilliams
Occupation: Lobbyists, self employed
Industry: Lawyers & Lobbyists
Home: Austin, TX


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Almost all of the 45 state lobby contracts that Andrea McWilliams reported in ’99 were for the relatively modest value of $10,000 or less. But the sheer number of them added up to an annual lobby income of up to $465,000. Many of her clients were big business interests, including businesses of two Pioneers: Lee Bass and Ken Lay. McWilliams also hustled on behalf of lesser-known special interests such as Government Records Services, which has a near monopoly on restoring and archiving government records. Each session, its lobbyists try to sneak through a bill that would charge citizens an extra $10 preservation fee for every public record filed in the state. The bill has not passed—yet. This lobbyist’s husband was the spokesman for one-term state Senator Michael Galloway, who lost his ’98 reelection bid. Dean McWilliams then hit the revolving-door lobby, reporting 10 lobby contracts in ’99.

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