Kirk Jowers, JD: Director
Kirk L. Jowers is the Director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He also is University of Utah’s Director of Federal Relations, Chief Advisor to the Office of Global Engagement, and an Associate Professor of Political Science. In addition, he is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Caplin & Drysdale’s Political Law practice. Mr. Jowers currently serves on more than a dozen boards and committees, including as a member of Governor Herbert’s Advisory Team and founding member, and Executive Committee member, of Count My Vote. He previously served as Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy, a Member of the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission, and Chairman and General Counsel of Governor Mitt Romney’s Commonwealth PACs. Mr. 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 five presidential campaigns. Described by the Salt Lake Tribune as the “most quoted man in Utah,” he is a frequent media commentator and lecturer on politics, policy matters, campaign finance laws, government ethics, and the First Amendment, and is the author of several publications. He is a graduate of the University of Utah and Harvard Law School and is the 2007 recipient of the University of Utah’s Par Excellence Award. Mr. Jowers is married to Kristen Jowers and has five children.
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