From the Daily News:
Quite a few state officials leave to become lobbyists, but Assemblyman Ron Kim is special: He’s a lobbyist who became an elected official.
Before taking office in January, Kim, a Queens Democrat, was a registered lobbyist for the Parkside Group, an influential lobbying and political consulting firm, his financial filings with the state show.
Kim did not disclose his Parkside ties when he first filed his statement in May. But in June, records show, he filed an amendment disclosing that he made between $75,000 and $99,999 with the firm.
Lobbying records show he was registered to represent such clients as the state trial lawyers association, the owner of the Indian Point nuclear power plant and the powerful Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ.
Before becoming a lobbyist, Kim had been a staffer for former Govs. Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson. He also was a staffer for the City Council and then-Assemblyman Mark Weprin of Queens.