W.S. “Spider” Webb, Jr.
W. S. “Spider” Webb, Jr. is an attorney, lobbyist, and CEO and Founder of Single Subject Amendment, a Super PAC, which is registered with the Federal Election Commission. He graduated from Georgia Tech with Honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management. Spider served in the Chemical Corps of the United States Army having attained the rank of Captain by the time he received his Honorable Discharge.
Spider first got involved with politics while a law student at Florida State University College of Law, when he was hired for a research project by Florida State Senator Mallory Horne, who was the incoming Senate President. Upon completion of the research project, he was placed in Senate Committee on Rules and Calendar to research bills for constitutional and legal requirements during that year’s legislative session. Following the legislative session, he was placed in Senate Legislative Services (Bill Drafting) where he conducted legal research and drafted legislation.
Following graduation from law school, Spider was hired full-time as Staff Director for the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and General Legislation. After three years as Staff Director, the third largest electric utility in Florida hired Spider to be one of their two lobbyists and in-house corporate legal counsel. In this position, he lobbied the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida and the United States Congress in Washington DC. This position exposed Spider to the stark difference in the way a state legislature conducts its business, operating under a constitutional single subject provision, compared to the United States Congress, which routinely legislates through the use of riders, which are unrelated provisions added to legislation, no part of which could pass on their own merits. For this reason, Spider founded Single Subject Amendment to pursue the adoption of an amendment to the U. S. Constitution to require that every law enacted by Congress must address only one subject, which must be clearly expressed in the bill’s title.
Mary McHaney Bebout
Mary McHaney Bebout is an attorney, who has practiced in the areas of civil litigation and appellate law, with an interest in constitutional law. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law with High Honors in 1989, and received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri in 1983.
She served as a law clerk for the Honorable William Stafford at United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the Honorable Norman C. Roettger at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Honorable Robert T. Benton II at the Florida First District Court of Appeal.
She has also worked in the areas of development, business consulting, marketing, public relations and advertising. Her memberships include the Jacksonville Advisory Board for the James Madison Institute, The Florida Bar and The Federalist Society.