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Utah’s revolving door keeps spinning out lobbyists
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Martindale, of the Alliance for a Better Utah, says full disclosure is crucial to the lawmaking process, including lobbying.

"The most important things, the most ethical things are to be honest about who you are representing and what you are representing."

At a glance

Revolving door

The following are registered lobbyists who formerly served in the Legislature:

Brian Allen

Kelly Atkinson

Steve Barth

Lane Beattie

Duane Bordeaux

Craig Call

Holly Christensen

Greg Curtis

Mike Dmitrich

Mont Evans

Cap Ferry

Fred Finlinson

Chris Fox-Finlinson

Jim Gowans

Brent Haymond

Kory Holdaway

Rod Julander

Art Kimball

Susan Koehn

Ted Lewis

Steven Mascaro

Ty McCartney

Craig Moody

Frank Pignanelli

Craig Peterson

Paul Rogers

Lloyd Selleneit

Howard Stephenson*

Dan Tuttle

Mark Walker

Blaze Wharton

* Stephenson is the only sitting legislator registered as a lobbyist.

Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office

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And Dmitrich would agree.

"Lobbying is building trust, knowing your issue, and hopefully," said Dmitrich, "persuading a favorable vote."

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