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Lobbyist Michael Leppert

Will Murphy interviews Michael Leppert, Director of Public Affairs for Krieg DeVault in their Governmental Affairs and Public Advocacy Practice Group.

Michael Leppert in blue and black checked sport shirt, open at neck, black horn-rimmed glasses

Photo: Adam Schwartz/WFIU

Michael Leppert

Ninety percent of what we do inside [the Statehouse] has nothing to do with partisanship. When it gets into the game of lobbying . . . organization[s] [don’t] care whether or not a Republican’s voting “yes” or a Democrat’s voting “yes” . . . . All they want is the result.

Prior to joining the law firm of Krieg DeVault, Michael Leppert worked at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, concentrating on direct lobbying, federal grass-tops organizing, issue management, and economic development.

For seven years, he served as Executive Director of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and currently provides testimony on behalf of clients in commission proceedings.

Leppert grew up in Vincennes, Indiana and received bachelor’s degrees in Public Affairs and Criminal Justice from IU-Bloomington. He is the author of Contrary To Popular Belief: A Chronicle of a Progressive in Indiana.

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