U.S. Representative Paul Gosar is a member of the General Aviation Caucus, though he’s not the member of any aviation-related committee in the House of Representatives. Why would Gosar join this caucus, then? Gosar doesn’t have any professional affiliation with the aviation industry. He’s a dentist.
Gosar does have one particular connection with the aviation industry: Lobbyist John Timmons. Timmons is a founding partner of The Cormac Group – a lobbying firm.
This year, Timmons has personally lobbied Congress on behalf of the Air Transport Association of America, ASTAR Air Cargo, and US Airways. Timmons was once a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Transportation, but spent most of the 1990s as the head lobbyist for America West Airlines.
John Timmons has also written two checks for Paul Gosar’s re-election campaign.