Lockhart, Richard

Dick Lockhart began a long career in lobbying and journalism in the mid 1950s, starting his own lobbying firm, Social Engineering Associates, in 1958. Lockhart focused his energies on smaller clients, in particular, the Mental Health Association of IL, and later the IL Press Association, public sector unions, and many others. With over fifty years of lobbying in Springfield, Lockhart has helped to shape scores of pieces of legislation, and worked with all of the state's top legislators.