Thursday, March 25, 2010


I just thought I'd better post something on here since it has been a while since I posted. I'm down with a nasty cold/flu, but thankfully it's after session.

I lost a client this month, so I'm back down to three. That stinks, but still doing well enough financially. I suppose that's the disadvantage of being your own boss. When times are good, you get all the benefit, but when things take a step back, only I feel the difference.

Session concluded a couple of weeks ago without anything of interest happening for/to the insurance industry. The focus of the legislature this year was property taxes, unemployment insurance, legislative ethics and a few other things (including allowing Hoosiers to purchase alcohol on election day...woo hoo!)

Well, I just thought I needed to post something. I am meeting next week with another lobbyist to discuss joining/merging my firm with his. He's an older fella that is eventually looking to retire, so I think it behooves me to at least talk with him to see if there is some overlap and benefit for the both of us. Wish me luck!

Keep the notes coming for all of you who are looking to get into lobbying. I really enjoy your notes and hope that I can, in some small way, help you on your career path.

Just need a little sunshine and time in the boat now.


  1. Wow Mike this is really interesting for a college aged student like myself to read. Keep posting, I am sure to learn a lot from your experiences.

  2. Hi Mike,
    I recently discovered your blog while researching lobbying as a career, and it really raised an interest for me as this is the career path I hope to pursue. Your fist-hand, everyday experiences are a great resource for envisioning what it may be like to be a lobbyist. I am a high school student from Hawaii who will be entering into college this coming year. My grandfather manages a lobbyist firm in California and it just so happens that this area is one I would also like to study. I was wondering if you might have any suggestions as to what majors, academic activities, internships, and such are preferred by hiring firms. I would greatly appreciate it, you can email me at

    Thanks for your great posts!