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In 2010, after 20 years as a State Capitol lobbyist, Mike Dugan established Capitol Consulting, a full-service government relations firm. Capitol Consulting provides the experience, integrity, access and respect one achieves through years of successful representation of our clients’ issues. Capitol Consulting is well respected with a proven network of legislative and state agency contacts to navigate the often-complex halls of state government. Capitol Consulting is founded on the simple principle that there is no substitute for hard work.

Capitol Consulting’s lobbyists have successfully designed government relations strategies for each of our clients. Our clients receive individualized attention from our lobbying team whether it is before the General Assembly or executive branch. Our track record of success and the fact that many of our clients have been with us for decades is a testament to the skills of our lobbying team.

Legislative Lobbying
It all begins with an established reputation for the highest integrity and relentlessly pursuing and achieving our clients’ goals. Capitol Consulting has built a solid network of legislative contacts on both sides of the political aisle. We have gained the respect of lawmakers with our strategic approach, our communication skills, our dedication to thoroughly research our clients’ issues, and accurately communicating our clients’ objectives.

The legislative process is complex with numerous opportunities for your priorities to get lost along the way. Capitol Consulting will proactively work with you to navigate the halls of the legislature. With a combined over eight decades of State Capitol lobbying experience for major corporations, statewide association and nonprofits, Capitol Consulting stands ready to advocate for your interests.

Executive/Administrative Lobbying
Capitol Consulting has extensive experience in working with the executive branch of government. The state agency regulatory process can be long and complex; Capitol Consulting utilizes a proven network of contacts to map a path to a timely and successful conclusion to your regulatory issues. Negotiating with regulators and state agency officials requires a certain skill, which comes with extensive experience and expertise.

Coalition/Grassroots Development
Capitol Consulting works with clients to expand their numbers by developing broad coalitions of like-minded organizations to assist with your legislative initiatives. In addition, Capitol Consulting understands the importance of a strong grassroots campaign, which can assist in achieving success with your legislative goals. During the legislative session, we will work with you to mobilize at strategic points your organization’s grassroots communications.

Strategic Communication
Capitol Consulting takes a great deal of pride in our proactive and strategic communication skills. We will provide you with regular communications on your priority issues. Most importantly, we understand your need to have the most recent information on the issues that impact you.

Together we will develop a strategy that will accomplish your legislative and regulatory objectives. Our approach will be unique to your specific issue and may include some or all of these elements designed to maximize support for your priorities: a strategy session, message development, identifying allies and opponents, development of position papers and testimony as well as public hearing and meeting preparation sessions.

Mike Dugan Josh Hughes, Esq. Anita Schepker, Esq. Liz Connelly

L to R: Mike Dugan, Josh Hughes, Esq., Anita Schepker, Esq., Liz Connelly

Phone: 860-833-2198
Address: 23 Viola Drive, East Hampton, CT (Map)
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