Bearden Joining New Firm

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Saturday, July 14 2007 Jul 14, 2007 Saturday, July 14, 2007 5:14:19 AM CDT July 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY, (AP) - Former House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden is going to work at a new firm created by a pair of Capitol lobbyists. Bearden is teaming up with husband-and-wife lobbyists Travis and Rachel Keller Brown. They tout their new firm, Pelopidas LLC, as a "comprehensive, influence management firm." It will perform lobbying, fund-raising and public relations. The Browns also say Keith Kirk, a former counsel to House Speaker Rod Jetton, is joining their firm. Bearden resigned yesterday from the House. The Republican from St. Charles was the chamber's number-two official and was first elected in November 2000.

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