Kirk Jowers, director of the U's Hinckley Institute of Politics, discusses the midterm elections and what they mean to Utah and the nation.

Described by the Salt Lake Tribune as the “most quoted man in Utah,” he is a frequent media commentator and lecturer on politics, campaign finance laws, government ethics, and the First Amendment and is the author of several publications.

Jowers is the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah, and the 2007 recipient of the University of Utah’s Par Excellence Award.

He also is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Caplin & Drysdale, Acting Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy, and a Member of the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission.

Jowers has provided legal and political advice to state and national political parties, more than 30 congressional and gubernatorial candidates, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit organizations, and three presidential campaigns.

He is a graduate of the University of Utah and Harvard Law School.

hinckley.utah.edu

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