President, Northwest Strategies Inc.
2001 revenues: $680,000*
Big win: Persuading officials to let client Waste Management Inc. truck garbage to state-of-the-art landfill in Arlington in Eastern Oregon.
Senior vice president, M&R Strategic Services
2001 revenues: N/A
Big win: Won each of the 10 campaigns managed in Nov. 5 election.
President, Pac/West Communications
2001 revenues: $4.9 million*
Big win: Solid defeat of measure that bans per-signature payments to people who collect signatures for ballot initiatives.
Partner, Conkling, Fiskum & McCormick Inc.
2001 revenues: $2.9 million*
Big win: Defeated popular 1998 measure to ban timber clear-cutting. Measure got fewer votes than signatures to put it on ballot.
President, Gard & Gerber
2001 revenues: $750,000*
Big win: Successful 1990 campaign (76 percent 'yes' vote) to pass seat belt law after voters defeated similar measure in 1988.
(* Source: Business Journal of Portland)
Ñ Compiled by Mary Bellotti