A designation not applied very often to people who try to influence legislation is about to become more prominent at the Capitol – Consumer Advocate. The Consumers Council of Missouri has been formed – kind of a resurrection of the Utility Consumers Council of the 1970s. The president is John Coffman of St. Louis. One of the organizers is Alberta Slavin, who was Missouri’s most outspoken consumer advocate thirty years ago. The group says the historic balance between consumers and business interests has been lost.