OREGON STATE LOBBYIST AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS FIRM

EXPERIENCED FACT-BASED ADVOCACY

Some dislike being called lobbyists. We don’t. We are unabashedly advocates for our clients and their interests. When a client chooses CFM, they get a team that has the knowledge, experience and connections to make a difference. Most importantly, our team is respected inside and outside the Oregon Capitol for its integrity and fact-based advocacy.

LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY

Our years of experience navigating the complicated legislative process has led to important client victories. We provide expert guidance and a comprehensive plan of attack to give you the best possible outcome.

DIRECT LOBBYING

Successful lobbying is dependent on access, and our relationships, along with a diverse client list, ensures that CFM has a seat at many tables, giving us influence at many levels.

REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Successful advocacy isn’t all about the legislature. During the interim, we strengthen executive department relationships, monitor agency activity and participate in the complicated government rule-making processes with your interests in mind.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Politics is about relationships, and our team has cultivated a vast network of contacts in the legislature, state agencies and the executive branch. We advocate fiercely at every level of state government.

ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION SUPPORT

Words matter. We craft communications materials to ensure your message is clear and concise. When legislative testimony is needed, we fully prepare clients to ensure your testimony resonates with lawmakers.

POLITICAL ACTION AND ENGAGEMENT

Political giving can be an incredibly effective tool. We provide expert advice to ensure that you support the right candidates at the right time, and help you make the connections needed to ensure success.

INTRODUCING WASHINGTON REPRESENTATION

After representing clients for more than 30 years in Salem, CFM Advocates is introducing state affairs representation in Olympia. Katie Archer Jolma, a Washington native and Southwest Washington resident, is leading this new practice group to provide principled, focused and results-driven representation to clients before the Washington Legislature and state agencies.

STATE AFFAIRS TEAM

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Dale Penn II

Partner / State Affairs

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Zack Reeves

Manager / State Affairs

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Waylon Buchan

Counsel / State Affairs

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Ryann Gleason

Manager / State Affairs

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Katie Archer Jolma

Manager / Public Affairs

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Rachel Lara

Legal Intern / State Affairs

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CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES IN STATE AFFAIRS

We achieve outcomes for the organizations we represent. Often that impact can be measured in real budget results. Want to see all our success stories?

CURRENT ARTICLES & EVENTS IN STATE AFFAIRS

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