Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 25985

Governor Leavitt Chief of staff records

Dates: 1993-2003.

11.70 cubic feet and 27 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

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 liaison 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).

A variety of topics are represented in the series ranging from economic development, education, and funding for Interstate 15 to social issues such as abortion, gangs, and health care. Notes and programs collected from a number of professional and political conferences are included as are several articles from prominent magazines related to the Governor and Utah.

Arrangement

By staff member, thereunder by subject.

Boxes one through seven contain Vicki Varela's files, boxes eight through eleven contain Charles Johnson's files, and boxes twelve and thirteen contain Robert Linnell's files.

Related Records

Subject files from the Governor Leavitt, Series 26015, more information on similar subjects.

Press office records from the Governor Leavitt, Series 26018, are an additional source of issues tracked by the Governor's staff

Policy analyst's files from the Governor Leavitt, Series 26019.

Chief Information Officer Records from the Governor Leavitt, Series 26244, include records from another policy setting entity in the governors office.

Custody History

This series was transferred by the Utah State Archives by the governor's office administrator Michael Smith.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There are no records retained from chiefs of staff Bob Gross (1997-1998), Ted Stewart (1998-1999), or Richard McKeown (1999-2003).

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 State of Utah-Health Professions Education Cost Study, September 1996
1 1 2 Analysis of strategic affiliation options for University of Utah, 1997
1 1 3 Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and PHC regional hospitals
1 1 4 U of U Health Science Center Strategic Plan, 1995
1 1 5 Hospital mergers and Columbia Healthcare meeting
1 1 6 University of Utah memorandums
1 1 7 Milken Institute Education Conference, June 1998
2 1 8 Museum Proposal for Santa Clara, Utah
2 1 9 People for the USA handouts
2 1 10 Healthcare in rural Utah, September 2000
2 1 11 University Hospital (1 of 2)
2 1 12 University Hospital (2 of 2)
2 1 13 Utah Medical Association
2 1 14 Health Care issues (1 of 2)
2 1 15 Health Care issues (2 of 2)
2 1 16 University of Utah: Financial Analysis for Affiliation Strategy
2 1 17 University Health Sciences
2 1 18 Health Sciences Center
2 2 1 Balanced budget
2 2 2 Baby Your Baby
2 2 3 Base closure
2 2 4 Bangerter
2 2 5 Attorney General
2 2 6 Articles by Governor
2 2 7 Approval rating
2 2 8 Appointments
2 2 9 Alert
3 2 10 Air quality
3 2 11 Airplane use (Governor)
3 2 12 Advisory Commission Intergovernmental Relations
3 2 13 Accomplishments
3 2 14 Abortion rehearing
3 2 15 Abortion
3 2 16 Cabinet Council retreat
3 2 17 Cabinet (1 of 2)
3 2 18 Cabinet (2 of 2)
3 2 19 Bush bills
3 2 20 Bragging
3 2 21 Centennial schools
3 2 22 Centennial
3 2 23 CATO Institute Policy Analysis
3 2 24 Cartoons
3 2 25 Conference of the States (1 of 2)
3 2 26 Conference of the States (2 of 2)
4 2 27 Concealed weapons
4 2 28 Civic journalism
4 2 29 China
4 2 30 Centennial values
4 2 31 Federalism Summit
4 2 32 Federalism book
4 2 33 Issues of democracy
4 2 34 European community
4 2 35 Envision Utah
4 2 36 Environment
4 2 37 Enid
4 2 38 Endangered species
4 2 39 Education partnerships
4 2 40 Education
4 2 41 Duties (Vicki Varela)
4 2 42 Economic development
4 2 43 Domestic violence
4 2 44 Defense conversion
4 2 45 Crime
4 2 46 Council of State Governments
4 3 1 Media seminars (1 of 2)
4 3 2 Media seminars (2 of 2)
4 3 3 Utah Health Policy - Telemedicine Association
4 3 4 Media policy
4 3 5 Governor's Mansion
4 3 6 Light rail
4 3 7 Legacy
4 3 8 Legislative summary
5 3 9 I-15 funding
5 3 10 Ideas-Communications
5 3 11 Juvenile crime
5 3 12 Kudos to Governor
5 3 13 Health print
5 3 14 Highly impacted schools
5 3 15 Hill Air Force Base
5 3 16 Hill Defense Depot Ogden
5 3 17 Higher Education
5 3 18 Hispanic media
5 3 19 Homeless
5 3 20 Housing
5 3 21 Internet taxes
5 3 22 Gambling (1 of 2)
5 3 23 Gambling (2 of 2)
5 3 24 Gangs
5 3 25 Gang suppression
5 3 26 Gays/Homosexuals
5 3 27 Gee whiz
5 3 28 Gift policy
5 3 29 Government growth
5 3 30 Governor's travel
5 3 31 Grand Canyon Visibility
5 3 32 Grand Staircase
5 3 33 Growth Summit
6 3 34 Guns
6 3 35 Foster care
6 3 36 Fiscal focus
6 3 37 Federalism
6 4 1 Nuclear waste
6 4 2 National Governors Association
6 4 3 Personal income growth
6 4 4 PIO Meeting (Public Information Officers)
6 4 5 PIOs (Public Information Officers)
6 4 6 Proclamations
6 4 7 Public Information Officer
6 4 8 Public Service announcements
6 4 9 Resumes
6 4 10 Russia Institute
6 4 11 Technology
7 4 12 Western Governors Association, 1995
7 4 13 Western Governors University
7 4 14 Westminster
7 4 15 Word Perfect
7 4 16 Workforce Development (1 of 2)
7 4 17 Workforce Development (2 of 2)
7 4 18 Workforce Services
7 4 19 Welfare reform
7 4 20 Western Governors Association, 1994
7 4 21 Western Primary
7 4 22 Whirling disease
7 4 23 Wilderness
7 4 24 Wildlife resources
8 4 25 Writing tips
8 4 26 Worldwide Web
8 4 27 Workplace safety
8 4 28 YWCA
8 4 29 Youth Violence
8 4 30 Zimmerman
8 5 1 Defense conversion
8 5 2 Escalante proposal
8 5 3 Gangs
8 5 4 Health care
8 5 5 Health Care Reform
8 5 6 Quiet quality
8 5 7 Retreat
8 5 8 Corrections
8 5 9 Micron
8 5 10 Minimum wage
8 5 11 Mining
8 5 12 Monument
8 5 13 Mug shots
8 5 14 Nuclear waste
8 5 15 Open space
8 5 16 Perks/Governor
8 5 17 Polls
8 5 18 Prairie dogs
8 5 19 Prison
8 5 20 Progress report, 1994
8 5 21 Protocol
8 5 22 Reelection campaign
8 5 23 Regional Primary
8 5 24 Research & Development tax credits
8 5 25 Republican Governors Association
8 5 26 Senate Bill 199
8 5 27 School Calendar
8 5 28 Senior Staff
8 5 29 Smart Utah
8 5 30 Special Session
9 5 31 Speeches
9 5 32 Leavitt speeches
9 5 33 Tax cuts
9 5 34 Sex offenders
9 5 35 State of the State, 1997
9 5 36 Tax increase
9 5 37 Tooele
9 5 38 Unfunded mandates
9 5 39 Volunteer summit
9 5 40 Values
9 5 41 Welfare reform
10 6 1 Financial World ""The State of the States"" (May 11, 1993)
10 6 2 Financial World ""The State of the States"" (Sep 26, 1995)
10 6 3 The Industry Standard ""The Missionary"" (Aug 14, 2000)
10 6 4 Governing ""Public Officials of the Year 1999""
10 6 5 Financial World ""Ranking The States-Utah Ranks #1"" (Nov 18, 1996)
10 6 6 Journal of Public Service and Outreach (Summer 1997)
10 6 7 A Republican Journal of Thought and Opinion Common Sense (Winter 1995)
10 6 8 Mike Leavitt campaign flyer
10 6 9 Salt Lake City: Magazine of the Mountainwest (March 1997)
10 6 10 Net News (October 1994)
10 6 11 Time ""Rising Republicans"" (August 19, 1996)
10 6 12 Utah Business Magazine ""Rural Utah Rising: The People Price and Politics of Governor Leavitt's Rural Agenda"" (April 1998)
10 6 13 Ski Utah Winter Vacation Planner (1997-1998)
10 6 14 From Vision to Reality: A Western Virtual University (Feb 6, 1996)
10 6 15 American Civilization interview with Leavitt (March 1995)
10 6 16 Utah Spirit ""Leavitt or Orton Who's best for Utah Seniors?"" (Oct 2000)
10 6 17 State of the State Address (Jan 17, 2000)
11 6 18 Beehive History: Utah's Governors (1992)
11 6 19 Spectrum ""Gubernatorial Report Cards: Summer 1994"" (Spring 1995)
11 6 20 Southwest Utah (Fall 1993)
11 6 21 Inauguration notes, 1997
11 6 22 Virtual University file
11 6 23 Photograph portrait of Governor Leavitt and photograph of Leavitt with Vice President Cheney
12 7 1 Border to Border Bikathon, 1995
12 7 2 Declarations, January 1995
12 7 3 Declarations, February 1995
12 7 4 Declarations, March 1995
12 7 5 Declarations, April 1995
12 7 6 Declarations, May 1995
12 7 7 Declarations, June 1995
12 7 8 Declarations, July 1995
12 7 9 Declarations, August 1995
12 7 10 Declarations, September 1995
13 7 11 Declarations October 1995
13 7 12 Declarations, October 1995
13 7 13 Declarations, November 1995
13 7 14 Declarations, December 1995
13 7 15 Various declarations
13 8 1 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, 1994
13 8 2 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, February 1995
13 8 3 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, March 1995
13 8 4 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, April 1995
13 8 5 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, May 1995
13 8 6 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, June 1995
14 8 7 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, July 1995
14 8 8 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, August 1995
14 8 9 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, September 1995
14 8 10 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, October 1995
14 8 11 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, November 1995
14 8 12 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, December 1995
14 8 13 Governor Leavitt correspondence copies, 1996
14 8 14 Hill Defense Depot Ogden (1 of 3)
14 8 15 Hill Defense Depot Ogden (2 of 3)
15 8 16 Hill Defense Depot Ogden (3 of 3)
15 8 17 Federal retirees
15 8 18 Mansion
15 8 19 Special Session April 19, 1995
15 8 20 Oshkosh Truck in Tooele Army
15 8 21 Tooele Army Depot
15 9 1 Transportation
16 9 2 Water (1 of 2)
16 9 3 Water (2 of 2)
16 9 4 Growth meeting, November 1995
16 9 5 University Hospital negotiations
16 9 6 Huntsman Cancer Center
16 9 7 Columbia/Health Care Association agenda
16 9 8 Huntsman Center
16 9 9 Champion Health Care Company
16 9 10 Columbia Heath Trusts
16 9 11 Open space
16 10 1 English Village
16 10 2 Growth Summit (1 of 2)
17 10 3 Growth Summit (2 of 2)
17 10 4 Micron
17 10 5 Monitored Retrievable Storage
17 10 6 National Guard
17 10 7 Outreach meetings
17 10 8 Ox Bow Jail
17 10 9 Special Session - Education
17 10 10 Special Session
17 10 11 University renovations
17 10 12 Margaret Thatcher
17 10 13 Trooper Comps
17 10 14 Office of Recovery Services
17 10 15 Total Quality Management
18 10 16 Union Pacific and Southern Pacific merger
18 10 17 Railroad merger (1 of 4)
18 10 18 Railroad merger (2 of 4)
18 10 19 Railroad merger (3 of 4)
18 10 20 Railroad merger (4 of 4)
18 10 21 Railroad (1 of 2)
18 10 22 Railroad (2 of 2)
18 10 23 Express Pipeline
18 10 24 Pipeline map
18 10 25 Bureau of Mines
18 10 26 Commuter link opening, UDOT
18 11 1 Transportation, November 1996
18 11 2 Legislation, February 1997
18 11 3 Hot Spots budgets, February 23, 1997
19 11 4 Monuments
19 11 5 Transportation funding (1 of 2)
19 11 6 Transportation funding (2 of 2)
19 11 7 Polls, 1995
19 11 8 Political, 1996
19 11 9 Child Welfare reform
19 11 10 Abortion
19 11 11 Performance based funding mechanism
19 11 12 Legislation 1997 (1 of 2)
19 11 13 Legislation 1997 (2 of 2)
20 11 14 Budget 1997 (1 of 2)
20 11 15 Budget 1997 (2 of 2)
20 11 16 Budget 1996
20 12 1 Correspondence
20 12 2 Correspondence
20 12 3 Bountiful correspondence, 1992-1993
21 12 4 Western Transportation Corridor
21 12 5 Western Transportation Corridor
21 12 6 Underground and Siting Power (1 of 2)
21 12 7 Underground and Siting Power (2 of 2)
21 12 8 Utah Transit Authority
21 12 9 Cottonwood Heights incorporation
21 12 10 Wendover (1 of 2)
21 12 11 Wendover (2 of 2)
22 12 12 Outreach program
22 12 13 I-15
22 12 14 Legacy Highway
22 12 15 Nursing Home Committee
22 13 1 Correspondence
23 13 2 Statewide Strategy meeting (R.S. 2477)
23 13 3 Statewide Strategy meeting (R.S. 2477)
23 13 4 Wasatch Front Regional Council (1 of 2)
23 13 5 Wasatch Front Regional Council (2 of 2)
23 13 6 Utah Association of Special Districts
23 13 7 Veterans Advisory Council
23 13 8 Governor's Road Preservation team
23 13 9 Utah Association of Counties
23 13 10 Conference of Salt Lake Valley Municipal Mayors
24 13 11 Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee
24 13 12 Anti-Nuke lawsuit (1 of 2)
24 13 13 Anti-Nuke lawsuit (2 of 2)
24 13 14 Utah Advisory Council of Intergovernmental Relations (1 of 2)
24 13 15 Utah Advisory Council of Intergovernmental Relations (2 of 2)
25 13 16 Tribal Economic Development
25 13 17 Miscellaneous emails
25 13 18 Military Affairs Committee
25 13 19 Executive Director Search Committee Veterans
25 13 20 Quality of Life team meeting
25 13 21 Indian energy development
25 13 22 Strategy team