Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Governor Leavitt Chief of Staff records, 1993-2003.

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Utah State Archives Series 25985

This series consists of records created by the chiefs of staff and deputy chiefs of staff of Governor Leavitt. It contains correspondence, reports, subject files and other records that enabled the chief of staff to advise the Governor in setting policy, coordinate the executive branch, direct communications for the administration, and manage numerous state agencies. Governor Leavitt had five chiefs of staff over the course of his administration: Charles Johnson (January 1993-July 1997), Bob Gross (August 1997-January 1998), Robert Linnell (interim chief of staff from January to March 1998), Ted Stewart (March 1998-October 1999), and Rich McKeown (October 1999-November 2003). Staff members whose records are included in this series are Charles (Charlie) Johnson (1993-1997) and Robert (Bob) Linnell (1998). Linnell's files also include some material accumulated during his tenure as deputy for intergovernmental relations (1994-1998) and later as the Governor's liasion for local government relations (2000). Also included are records created by Vicki Varela who served as deputy of communications (1993-1997) and deputy chief of staff (1999-2000).

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