City Clerk Anna Valencia’s husband, Reyahd Kazmi, became a registered city lobbyist, and was awarded the first of four potentially lucrative contracts to lobby aldermen, the mayor, and city agencies four months after Valencia became director of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs Office, according to Kazmi’s disclosures to the city’s Ethics Board. His contracts include powerful city hall players like former mayoral ally Becky Carroll and a fuel and chemical provider for the city, Black Dog Corporation.

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