By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez | The Republic
In the wake of a federal indictment, Jim Norton will step away from his well-connected lobbying and political consulting firm to focus on his legal defense, according to a letter sent to clients.
The move by Norton, whose friendly relationship with Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers has helped make him one of the top lobbyists at the state Capitol, aims to blunt damage to the 2-year-old firm from last week’s indictment.
Kelsey Lundy, a partner at Axiom Public Affairs, will step in as the firm’s managing partner until Norton “is fully exonerated,” according to the letter obtained by The Arizona Republic.