Lobbyist Fined by MEC
This is something I hadn’t seen before. A lobbyist was fined – albeit only $1,000 – for failing to register. The case (see it here) involves the City of Wentzville. Ed Watkins, acted as a lobbyist, but didn’t register.
The emails in the document reveal some of the behind the scenes maneuvering: “I’d like to represent the city at our next meeting… If I were his boss, I would fire Larry Tucker. But maybe the board could just put him on the sideline like you did with Mayor Paul…”
Originally in June 20 MOScout.