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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.

A Little Bit About Us

Founded by Gretchen Jacobs in 2009, Arizona Governmental Affairs is an Arizona corporation whose sole area of business is the representation, defense, and advancement of our clients’ interests before the Arizona State Legislature, Governor’s Office, and state agencies. As a small, nimble firm, AGA is ideally suited to navigate the fast-paced world of legislative politics. Gretchen Jacobs is well-known for her tenacity, creativity, and coalition-building skills. In a business that can be fraught with moral blunders, Gretchen has a well-earned reputation for professionalism and maintains the highest ethical standards.



A Culture of Success

Arizona Governmental Affairs (AGA) is a highly respected company with a reputation for not only doing what is best and ethical for the client, but also for the State. Gretchen Jacobs has built strong relationships with key decision makers based on mutual respect and integrity.

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.

Meet Our Team

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Gretchen Jacobs

President, CEO


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Gretchen Jacobs

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Mark Fitzgerald

Legislative Assistant


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Mark Fitzgerald

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Laura Aguirre

Legislative/Administrative Assistant

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Laura Aguirre

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Scot Butler

Legislative Consultant


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Scot Butler

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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.

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Awards | 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

2020

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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 | CLICK HERE

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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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