Lobbyist Musical Chairs
What do you do when the Governor steals your lobbyist?
Well, maybe steal isn’t the right word. But when lobbyist Todd Saliman was picked to head the Office of State Planning and Budget by Governor Bill Ritter, his clients had to find other people to represent them in the legislature.
Saliman, a former state lawmaker, lobbied for number of public entities with his business, Todd Saliman & Associates. Clients ranged from the University of Colorado (CU) to the entire city of Denver. What Some Clients Are Doing
According to a CU announcement, Saliman will be succeeded by Tanya Kelly-Bowry, another lobbyist who recently started her own firm, TKB Consulting. Along with that, Bowry will continue to be the lead lobbyist on budget issues at the capitol for CU.
Sarah Moss, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s office, also confirmed that the City of Denver will also be going with TKB Consulting, giving Bowry another key pickup.
Denver Public Schools hasn’t chosen anyone to replace Saliman just yet, according to Alexandra Garza, a Communications Director. Instead, a decision will probably be made among a handful of candidates next week.
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