Capitol Partners

Community and Government Relations

Team Approach

Team members are kept current on the status of client legislation and, at critical junctures, join in an “all-out” lobbying effort. This team approach enables us to lobby whole committees and the entire membership of the legislature in the critical hours or minutes while legislation is considered

Services to our Clients

Advocacy for clients; Candidate advising; Research on industries, agencies and issues represented; Government Relations for state and local entities; Policy Research including message development and analyzing data; Public affairs including coalition building, initiatives, campaigns and community relations; and Strategies for professional organizations and non-profits.

Legislative Monitoring System

Specifically, we tract all bill draft requests (BDR’s), bills and committee hearings before and during the Nevada legislative session. We report weekly or more often as the situation requires to clients regarding all proposed legislation that might impact the membership.

We know Nevada, so you don’t have to!

Capitol Partners brings together over three decades of diverse experience in government relations. We know government. We know how it works. We know how to get the job done. Based on experience at the highest levels of federal and state government, Capitol Partners provides clients with the knowledge of the people, the policies and processes of government.

Our Team

Mendy Elliot

Mendy Elliot

Mendy Elliott has an extensive career in Community, Corporate and Government Relations. She was most recently with the State of Nevada began when she was appointed by Governor Jim Gibbons to serve as Director of Business and Industry in 2007, a post she held until July 2008 when the Governor promoted her to the serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff.

Peter Krueger

Peter Krueger

Over the past 22 years, Mr. Krueger has developed relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle, has worked effectively with administrations and regulatory agencies in Nevada. He has navigated numerous leadership changes in the Legislature and the Governor's office.

Nick Vander Poel

Nick Vander Poel

Nick Vander Poel graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics after growing up in Northern Nevada. Nick began his professional career on Capitol Hill in 2003 interning for a Nevada Congressman he was next selected to work for a Nevada U.S. Senator. Nick returned to Nevada accepting a position in a Congressional district office. In 2007, Nick to serve in the office of the Governor working on legislative issues and community outreach. In 2011, Nick joined a national non-profit focused on grassroots and political education. In this capacity that Nick broadened his relationships well beyond Nevada and became a trusted advisor and resource to the organization. He joined Capitol Partners, LLC in 2015 utilizing his education and experience interacting with high-profile individuals in the political arena.

Miranda Hoover

Miranda Hoover

Miranda Hoover, MPA, recently joined Capitol Partners. She studied at UNR where she earned a Master of Public Administration specializing in Healthcare Policy and Leadership as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Sciences specializing in Public Health with emphasis in Dietetics, Geriatrics and Behavioral Health.

Eric Clarke

Eric Clarke

Eric Clarke was recently brought in as a Legislative Analyst. Eric recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science, focusing his classes on legislation and policy implementation. He has worked in a multitude of industries, bringing that experience to the group in order to speak with confidence on a variety of issues. Though new to the world of politics, he is driven and learning quickly how to effectively represent clientele.

Manuel Mederos

Manuel Mederos

Manuel brings to Capitol Partners years of community engagement. For the past sixteen years Manuel has focused his energy on empowering youth and is an advocate of the arts and education. Manuel served as an executive board member for four years in both The Education Alliance of Washoe County and Join Together Northern Nevada; an organization that builds successful partnerships to create healthy, drug free communities.

 

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