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No. 6: John R. Stierhoff

John Stierhoff, a former chief of staff to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., was the sixth-highest billing lobbyist last year, with a reported $1,059,766.70. He is shown here with Del. Maggie McIntosh. Here are the clients he was registered to represent last year: Adventist HealthCare, Inc; Advocates for Transportation Reform (Transportation, developmental disabilities); Agusta Aerospace Corporation (Helicopters, state contracting); Associated Builders & Contractors (State contracting); Association of Independent Maryland Schools; Baltimore Community Foundation; Baltimore Museum of Art; Beretta U.S.A. Corporation (Gun manufacturer); CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (Health insurance); Chestnut Partnership d/b/a Blakehurst CCRC (Long-term care); Constellation Energy Group; Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. (Election systems); Experian (Credit reports); Express Scripts, Inc. (Pharmacy benefit manager); Exxon Mobil Corporation; Fund for Educational Excellence; Jai Medical Systems (Health care); Key Brand Entertainment (Owner of Hippodrome Theatre); Magellan Health Services, Inc.; Marine Trades Association of Maryland; Maryland Academy of Physicians Assistants; Maryland Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association; Maryland Community Foundation Association; Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc. (Lawyers trade group); Maryland Family Network (Early education); Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (Pharmacy benefit manager); Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland (Liability coverage for physicians); Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; MV Transportation, Inc.; National Aquarium in Baltimore, Inc.; National Children's Museum; National Rifle Association of America; Perdue Incorporated (Poultry); PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC (Arundel Mills slots); SEED School of Maryland; State Law Enforcement Officers Labor AllianceLinda Coan, The Baltimore Sun