Longtime lobbyists start new ventures

Posted October 28, 2013

— Two of Raleigh's best-known lobbyists are leaving their respective groups to launch independent businesses.

Tony Adams announced today he's leaving the North Carolina Outdoor Advertising Association at the end of December after serving for 14 years as its executive director. Adams says he's opening his own lobbying and government relations firm – Adams and Associates Government Relations – in January.  

Brian Lewis also announced Saturday that he's leaving the North Carolina Association of Educators on Feb. 1 after five years as the group's political director and spokesman. Lewis says he'll be working on New Frame LLC – a "web, film and communications services" shop – as well as doing campaign consulting, teaching, and lobbying on children's and family issues.


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  • lwe1967 Oct 29, 2013

    Lobbyist should be outlawed. The assemblies should be accountable and serve the people not lobbyists.

  • caniac315 Oct 29, 2013

    Tony is the best. I hope nothing but good things for him. Congrats!

  • davidgnews Oct 29, 2013

    Lobbyists are the bane of a democratic society!

  • Sally1023 Oct 29, 2013

    The State and the Country would be much better off if there were NO lobbyists.

  • Wilson Andrew Craig, III Oct 28, 2013

    CONGRATS to Tony. I have known him for years and he is a genuinely good man. GOOD LUCK!!!