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Professional Recognition

Gretchen Jacobs has been named one of Arizona's most effective lobbyists in a poll of state legislators and her peers. She has been named one of the "Legislative Leaders of the Year" by the Arizona Capitol Times. If what your business needs is political success without grandstanding, then Arizona Governmental Affairs is for you.

Why Choose Arizona Governmental Affairs?

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TRUST

By working together with legislators and with the executive branch without publicizing these relationships, Gretchen creates a level of confidence that translates into results, not hype.

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DETERMINATION

Gretchen has a long record of success for her clients. As she puts it, "I never give up. There is always another avenue to achieve results if the first avenue stalls."

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FOCUS

Gretchen has helped clients from the high tech world to the insurance industry, substance abuse treatment providers to autism treatment. How does she handle such complex, diverse needs? By crafting thoughtful strategies, getting directly to the point and acting tirelessly to move your interests forward.

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RELATIONSHIPS

In a business that's often a bloodsport, Gretchen has built deep, long-term professional relationships across the political map. Let others leave bodies in their path; Gretchen prefers to leave a trail of success.

Political success without grandstanding

Lobbyist. Lawyer. Oxford-educated scholar. Arizonan. Mother. Gretchen Jacobs is all those things, and then some. With a degree in political science from USC and a law degree from Santa Clara, Gretchen spent the first part of her career in civil courtrooms, then shifted from the courtroom to the political arena in 1998. Ever since, her lobbying career has been defined by a few key points: Trust, Determination, Focus and Relationships.

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"The thing about democracy … is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet," writes Molly Ivins. "It requires a certain relish for confusion." Or a darn good lobbyist. That's where Gretchen Jacobs and Arizona Governmental Affairs come in.

What makes Arizona Governmental Affairs so great?

From clients whose interests relate to healthcare to education to technology, Gretchen's approach combines aggressive smarts and dogged coalition building to get results. What's equally important is that Gretchen pursues your goals in a way that flies in the face of Ivins' rules: she's comfortable not getting the spotlight and not making much noise, so long as she gets done what your business needs done. If what your business needs is political success without grandstanding, then Arizona Governmental Affairs is for you.

Gretchen

Professional Recognition

From work relating to the state budget to locking up votes for the passage of highly technical bills, it's been a busy couple of decades as a lobbyist for Gretchen Jacobs – and her clients wouldn't have it any other way. She has helped clients from a variety of industries which has given her a broad understanding of interests and activities at the Capitol.

Gretchen Jacobs's hard work and dedication to her clients gets noticed.

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Arizona Capitol Times

2017

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Arizona Capitol Times

2016

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Arizona Capitol Times

2014

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Arizona Capitol Times

2013

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Arizona Capitol Times

2009

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Phoenix Business Journal

2008

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Arizona Capitol Times

2007

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Phoenix Business Journal

2007

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Arizona Republic

2007

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Arizona Business Gazette

2007

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Arizona Woman

2007

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Arizona Capitol Times

2006

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