Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas
Topeka The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.
The Wichita Eagle reports former U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt's (TEE'-hart) firm, Tiahrt Enterprises LLC, sent the letters seeking new clients April 20.
Tiahrt recently became senior vice president O'Neill and Associates, which is a Washington, D.C. firm that provides lobbying and other services for businesses at the state and federal levels. He says Tiahrt Enterprises is a separate venture, and that he is a consultant, not a lobbyist, for the firms.
Tiahrt Enterprises registered with the Kansas Secretary of State's Office in 2011, but Tiahrt said he did not hire a lobbyist until this fall.
Tiahrt served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011.