Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Retired Rep. Jim Kolbe Hired By Pima County To Lobby For Federal Funding

Retired Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) has registered to lobby the federal government on behalf of Pima County.  Along with Phoenix-based Capitol Strategies (Stephen and Karen Bloch), Kolbe will work to help implement the county's Aerospace and Defense Corridor and El Corazon de los Tres Rios del Norte projects.

The lobbying registration of Capitol Strategies was noted by Politico earlier today.  It did not note Kolbe's involvement, likely because of Kolbe's "strategic alliance/partnership" with Capitol Strategies.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the one year contract in February, and has agreed to pay up to $110,400 (at $250/hour).

Kolbe represented much of southern Arizona in Congress between 1985 and 2007, and was succeeded by now-retired Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).

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