by Jan Goehring
After more than 30 years of legislative service, Norm Moore, Arizona House Chief Clerk, will be retiring at the end of the month. Although leaving the Legislature, he will still be a presence at the capitol in his new role as a lobbyist. Norm began his career as a legislative page and then went on to a variety of staff positions, finally taking over as the House clerk in 1992.
Norm is well-known at NCSL. He most recently served on the Executive Committee and the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee. As an NCSL Statehouse Ambassador, he encouraged staff and legislators to take advantage of the services offered by NCSL. Norm was also very involved in the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries staff section including a term as its president in 2003 - 04.
In a recent interview in the Arizona Capitol Times, Norm offers some wonderful insights. He talks about changes he has seen in the Legislature over the years and reflects on some interesting moments in his career.
Finally, we would be remiss if we failed to mention that Norm is also a die-hard Nebraska football fan. So, in honor of Norm, we say, "Go Huskers!"