Total Spectrum Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

Helping you understand and impact government at all levels

Businesses that want to grow and expand need allies in Washington, D.C. and state capitals who will navigate federal and state policies; cut through excessive regulations; and collect, interpret, and report information to clients so important decisions can be made. You can rely on our team of experts across the country to guide you through the complicated maze of red tape and shifting politics to help you achieve your goals. We offer tailored government affairs solutions using strategic advice, advocacy, and communications in areas of healthcare, telecommunications, tax, financial services, education, infrastructure, and many more.

Total Spectrum’s government relations program rests on three pillars:

Federal Practice

Total Spectrum’s Federal Advocacy team members are experts in healthcare, telecommunications, tax, financial services, education, infrastructure, and more. Our political strategists create and deliver messaging in a polarized political environment that raises your visibility, develops and sustains your brand in Washington, D.C., and builds relationships with Congressional and Administration officials.

Our communications professionals ensure the quality of research material and promote a unified approach. We provide timely and substantive information on policy issues to help you make real-time decisions.

Decisions made in Congress and in administrative agencies will impact you and your bottom line. Combining legislative, political, and communications knowledge and experience, our team brings together experts at the state, federal, and international level to ensure that you grow and expand. That is the Total Spectrum approach.

State Practice

Total Spectrum’s Partners and Strategic Consultants are totally committed to solving government affairs challenges for our clients. We combine legislative knowledge and experience with the best practices of politics and communications in key states. We currently have offices in Arizona, Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with several more offices on the way.

Our State Directors are effective and dedicated advocates with exceptionally strong political and legislative relationships. They are creative thinkers who use knowledge and experience to formulate and execute tailored government affairs solutions. Our state experts are problem solvers who have established working relationships with policy makers who have the jurisdiction and position to regulate, and they know how to succeed in a highly charged political environment. Total Spectrum’s State Directors also work with Total Spectrum’s federal team to create solutions in Washington, D.C.

Private Consulting

Washington, D.C. is changing in tone and tempo, with potential swings in control and leadership in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. These potential changes require organizations to understand new agendas and develop plans to work with new people and new centers of power.

Congressman Erik Paulsen understands Washington, D.C. and the business of policy and politics. He gives insightful guidance rooted in a decade of service in Congress as a leading member of the chief tax writing House Ways and Means Committee, which also has jurisdiction over healthcare, economic, and trade policy. Congressman Paulsen also served as Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, where his work focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, access to capital, digital trade, key economic issues, while working with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and the Federal Reserve.

Congressman Paulsen understands the complex process of bridging public and private interests. He is available for private consulting to provide strategy, problem solving, insights, experienced counsel and guidance to help you understand and impact Congress, all tailored to meet your unique needs and goals.

Advocacy Practices
  • Advocacy
  • Research & Communications
  • Relationships & Engagement
Federal Practice Areas
  • Tax and Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications and Broadband
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Political Strategy and Engagement
  • Research and Communications
State Practice Areas
  • Tax and Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications and Broadband
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Political Strategy and Engagement
  • Research and Communications

Our Advocacy Team

Steve Gordon
Steve Gordon
Managing Partner
John McKechnie
John McKechnie
Senior Partner
Todd W. Smith
Todd W. Smith
Partner and Chairman, Georgia Group
Kevin Callwood
Kevin Callwood
Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates
Jesse Weathington
Jesse Weathington
Partner, Georgia Director
Michael Reilly
Michael Reilly
Partner
Jeremy Collins
Jeremy Collins
Partner
Michael DiMaria
Michael DiMaria
Partner, Southwest Regional Director
Ramon O. Valadez
Ramon O. Valadez
Partner and Southern Arizona Director
Dana M. Marston
Dana M. Marston
Partner and Chief Administration Officer
Alvin B. Jackson
Alvin B. Jackson
The Jackson Group
Barbara Wiley Cosgriff
Barbara Wiley Cosgriff
Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates
Ramona Lessen
Ramona Lessen
Executive Director, Washington Office
Kimberly Gowen
Kimberly Gowen
Director of Operations
Erik Paulsen
Congressman Erik Paulsen
Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates
Patrick Robertson
Patrick Robertson
Confluence Government Relations

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