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D.C. Council Candidate Pat Mara Denies Lobbying For Exxon Mobil

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Mara, who resides in Columbia Heights, is a member of the D.C. State Board of Education.
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Mara, who resides in Columbia Heights, is a member of the D.C. State Board of Education.

DC Council candidate Pat Mara, who just won the DC Sierra Club endorsement, is disputing a congressional lobbying record that lists him as a paid lobbyist for Exxon Mobil.

Mara says the 2006 filing listing him as a lobbyist for Exxon is not accurate, saying he  "did zero percent lobbying for Exxon Mobil." The filing, on record with the clerks office at the House of Representatives, lists Mara and several other people with the firm ML Strategies as paid lobbyists for Exxon.

Mara says he had personal concerns about advocating for Exxon and asked that his name be removed from future reports.

Lobbying records also show Mara lobbied for Station Casinos Inc. out of Las Vegas, Clean Coal Energy, and internet gambling issues.

Mara says once again that he actually did not do any lobbying and his name was mistakenly listed on the forms by ML Strategies, his former employer.

Other companies listed on Mara's lobbying reports include a clean coal technology firm, Goldman Sachs, and Ebay. He says those lobbying reports are accurate.

Mara says he is proud of his record on the environment and is excited about the Sierra Club endorsement.

Pat Mara Exxon Mobil Lobbying Report 2006 by WAMU885news

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