Our Expertise

As chief lobbyist and strategist, Stuart Little fosters relationships between key lawmakers, state agencies, and state and community-level coalitions and partners. Mallory Lutz, Associate, monitors committees and legislation in order to communicate the status of your legislative priorities.  Together, we keep clients informed about legislative action and coordinate strategic responses to specific budget and policy issues. Our firm is committed to concisely updating our clients, especially during the legislative session when keeping up with Statehouse news and bill tracking can be overwhelming.  We know clients are busy and we strategically target the curation and delivery of information that serves your needs, builds member awareness, and facilitates action in the public policy process.

Stuart J. Little, Ph.D.

Dr. Little has served as a government relations consultant since 2001. Little Government Relations, L.L.C., practices governmental representation and lobbying, including legislative, budget, and administrative matters.  Prior to establishing the firm, he was a senior fiscal analyst for the Kansas Legislative Research Department from 1996 to 2001. Dr. Little staffed the House Appropriations, Senate Ways and Means, and other key Committees.  Additional work experience includes: editorial assistant for the American Historical Review; adjunct professor of history at Washburn University; and a consultant for the City of Topeka coordinating the Mayor’s Task Force on Topeka State Hospital in 1995.

Stuart J. Little graduated from Oklahoma State University with a dual degree in political science and history. He received his master’s in U.S. History from the University of Kansas and was awarded a doctorate of history by Indiana University.

Dr. Little has received several honors, including the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Dissertation Fellowship in 1992-93. He was a member of the Henry Toll Fellowship Program in 1999, a leadership development program for state officials under the oversight of the Council of State Governments. His published works include journal articles and book reviews, as well as a dissertation: “Vital Citizens: Political Culture and The Presidential Election of 1948.”

Mallory Lutz

Mallory Lutz, a Topeka native and graduate of Washburn University, joined the firm in December 2018. She graduated summa cum laude from Washburn in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. While at Washburn, Mallory presented original historical research at several national conferences, and she has had work published in Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains and the Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy. Prior to joining Little Government Relations, Mallory worked as a Park Ranger in the National Park Service at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka. She tracks legislation, summarizes legislative proceedings for clients, participates in the committee process in order to keep clients up-to-date and informed on their issues and initiatives, and carries out association management duties for clients.

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