Influence-Peddler and Liberal Worked for Special Interests Across Country, But Never Registered His Activities
PHOENIX – Fred DuVal, Democrat candidate for governor and special interest lobbyist, worked as a “consultant” for Swiss Bank UBS in 25 states. In several of those states, including Georgia, DuVal failed to register as a lobbyist despite state regulations that show he should have. Why is DuVal hiding his lobbying activities? When will he follow through on his promise to release his lobbying client list?
“With eight days left until the election voters now know Fred Duval was a prominent lobbyist in Washington DC and throughout the country, but we’re still in the dark about his activities in many of these states, including Georgia,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “What is he hiding about his lobbying activity and why didn’t he report it?”
Fred DuVal Was Paid $580,000 From 2001-2005 As A Lobbyist For UBS Financial Services. “You were identified as working in 25 states attempting to influence governors on bond sales. We also know you were under contract with UBS from 2001-2005 and were paid $580,000 during this time.” (Press Release, “AZGOP Chairman Asks Democrat Nominee For Governor About Lobbying Career,” Arizona Republican Party, 8/27/14)
DuVal Spent Close To $24,000 In Expenses As A Lobbyist For UBS. “How is it that – while lobbying for bond sales in these three states – you never incurred even a minimal expense that would have triggered registration? After all, you charged UBS nearly $24,000 for ‘expenses’ involved in your lobbying.” (Press Release, “Many Questions, Too Few Answers About Lobbyist Fred DuVal And His Undisclosed History,” Arizona Republican Party, 8/28/14)
DuVal Was Not Registered As A Lobbyist In Any State During This Time. “We also know that you didn’t register as a lobbyist in any of these states, despite clear language in the laws saying you should have.” (Press Release, “Many Questions, Too Few Answers About Lobbyist Fred DuVal And His Undisclosed History,” Arizona Republican Party, 8/28/14)
Georgia Lobbying Regulations:
According To The Georgia State Ethics Commission DuVal Would Have Had To Register As A Lobbyist Because He Was Trying To Influence Public Officials. “Any natural person who, for compensation, either individually or as an employee of another person is hired specifically to undertake influencing a public officer or state agency in the selection of a vendor to supply any goods or services to any state agency.” (Website, Georgia Ethics Commission, Accessed 10/7/14)