The Top 12 Qualities of a Great Lobbyist

Handshakes

There is an old saying that “Lobbyists are paid to be your friend.” I once asked a legislator who had just lost his race for reelection what the biggest difference was the day after the election. He thought for a minute and then said, “the phone stopped ringing”. Government, lobbying and politics is largely a transactional experience. Since I just wrote on what it takes to be a great legislator having never been one, I thought certainly I could write on what makes a good lobbyist. 1. Find the right…

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Utah Capitol Hill

I have been reading political blogs for a number of years. In an effort to get more people involved in the political process and elevate the quality of political dialogue, I have joined with bloggers at Utah Politico Hub to discuss relevant issues. In 2007, when I was Chair of the Utah Republican Party, I wrote an op-ed article for the local news media about how the Utah Legislature is made up of 104 of Utah’s finest men and women. Seriously, they are the finest. I talked about the sacrifices…