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.