Margaret's strong background and experience in legislative affairs and government relations help clients and government collaboratively shape the nuanced layers of public policy.
Margaret advocates for businesses, nonprofit organizations and trade and professional associations before the Minnesota legislature, state agencies, and local units of government. A member of the firm's Government Solutions team, she leverages strong bi-partisan working relationships with legislators, staff and the executive administration to help clients work with state and local government to enhance their respective market positions.
Well-versed in the political process, Margaret provides strategic political analysis for clients, and builds coalitions and partnerships imperative for such clients' success. With over a decade of experience in the Minnesota Capitol, she works with clients on legislative and regulatory issues concerning healthcare, education reform, capital bonding, commerce regulation and economic development.
Margaret worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2008-2013. During the last two years of her time at the House, Margaret was the legislative assistant to Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers. As the legislative assistant to the Speaker, she was the liaison between the Speaker and government officials, lobbyists and the general public.
Margaret has been involved in Minnesota politics since 2008, helping coordinate campaigns, door knock for candidates, fundraise for campaigns and organize volunteers.
Margaret has been involved in professional associations and was a founding member of the Homes for All Coalition, a collaborative effort among private and nonprofit housing advocates to lobby for supportive housing and state investment through bonding appropriations, totaling over $500 million.
Margaret is not a licensed attorney.
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University of Minnesota, M.A., Public Policy, 2010
University of Iowa, B.A., Political Science with a minor in Spanish, 2007