Lobbyist Throw Back Thursday

By Cyndy Rees

Let's hear it for the '90s.  That is when I first met this week's Lobbyist Throw Back Thursday.  He was one of the first people I ever met who had a cell phone that took pictures (ah, the good old days.) A man with a big heart, funny, intelligent and hard working, Doug Talbott has learned the political process from the ground up.   Enjoy this light hearted look at Doug Talbott.


1. How did you become involved in politics/government? 

I was President of the College Republicans at Baldwin Wallace College and volunteered on the Voinovich/ DeWine campaign in 1990 working for Doug Priesse.


2. What was your life "Super Bowl" moment personal and professional? 

Personal Super Bowl moment was the births of my son and daughter.

Professional was being asked by Governor Taft to be Director of Boards and Commissions. And meeting Margaret Thatcher, George HW Bush, Henry Kissinger, and George W Bush as well as William F. Buckley, Jr.


3. Drink of choice?

Maker’s 46 Manhattan rocks shaken


4. What was your first job?

Working for the Village of Mogadore as a Summer Recreation Leader when I was 16.


5. What song best represents the story of your life?

I’ve Loved These Days by Billy Joel


6. What was your favorite Halloween Costume? 

President Richard Nixon at early ‘90s Halloween Party


7. How do you spend a free day?  

Spending time at our Cottage at Lakeside Ohio


8. Last book you read ?       

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance


9. Who is your professional idol?     

In the lobbying business, it was Sage Reagor. An Original. My political idol is George Voinovich for all he did for me personally and the people of Ohio.


10. Anything you would like to add?  

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius.  And Matthew 5:12-16