How many public relation companies do not have websites? Or a Facebook account? Or a Twitter account?
TR found at least one, and that PR company happens to be located in Tallahassee with a well known employee named Andrew Gillum.
Candidates running for governor of Florida were recently required to file financial disclosure forms with Florida’s Division of Elections.
The form filed by Tallahassee Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum reveals, that in addition to the income from his mayoral duties, he added another income producing job in 2017.
The form, shown below, lists Gillum’s mayoral salary as $79,176 and a salary from “P&P Communications, Inc.” of $71,680.
In March of this year the Tampa Bay Times reported that a spokesman for the Gillum gubernatorial campaign said Gillum does “leadership consulting” as a P&P vice president, but declined to name any clients.
This means that in 2017 Andrew Gillum was running for governor of Florida, serving as mayor of Tallahassee and working for P&P Communications.
A simple google search could not find any links to a website for the PR firm or any social media accounts. Also, the search did not find any links to “P&P Communication” news such as announcements by businesses that hired the company.
However, TR did verify that one corporation was doing business with P&P Communications – the Andrew Gillum campaign for governor.
In 2017, Gillum’s campaign for governor paid P&P Communications $25,000 for rent and in the same year P&P Communications paid Gillum $71,000 for a job with no apparent “paper trail.”
Also, the property address for P&P Communications is the same as – you guessed it – the campaign headquarters for Andrew Gillum for Governor.
These findings raise a couple of questions:
How did Mayor Gillum juggle the responsibilities of being mayor of Tallahassee, running for governor of the third largest state in the U.S and provide “leadership consulting” for $71,000.
However, a more important question might be is Andrew Gillum being paid to run for governor through a fake company?
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE PART D