Once again, Ted Vogt has landed a government job. This week, Governor Doug Ducey appointed him director of the Arizona Department of Gaming.
Vogt comes to his new gig from Arizona State Parks & Trails.
Ted landed at Arizona State Parks & Trails after being forced out of the Arizona Corporation Commission in July 2018. Vogt, who served as the Commission’s executive director, was forced out after failing to disclose the fact that his wife, Annie Vogt, who works with lobbying firm Veridus LLC had done work for the state’s largest regulated utility, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS).
Ted was then brought in to fill the spot vacated by Arizona State Parks Director Sue Black, who was fired in November 2018 “following numerous complaints, including the bulldozing of potential archaeological sites to rush development of cabins and other improvements,” according to Grand Canyon News.
The ADI reported in January 2017, that Vogt had come to the Arizona Corporation Commission after a stint working as a lobbyist with Traversant Group.
Prior to the lobbying gig, Vogt served for a very brief time as the Chief of Operations in the Ducey Administration, and as Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.
Vogt ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 10, but was handily defeated.