Copper State Consulting Group
Named Among The Most Influential Political Consultants in Arizona by Campaigns and Elections Magazine
We are lobbyists, we manage difficult issues, we understand regulatory politics, we make things happen with the media, and we act as strategic advisor to our clients.
Arizona native and former State Senator Stan Barnes founded Copper State Consulting Group in 1997. From the beginning, the firm has developed a reputation for client success accomplished with integrity and good humor. Now celebrating our 20th year, Stan and his experienced team take on the entire spectrum of public policy issues with an unmatched sense of Arizona political history and trust relationships.
"Lobbying. It's harder than it looks. Believability is key. Clients have to believe in you; elected officials have to believe in you. Knowing the process is just the beginning, understanding the unseen but very real forces that hold everything together in the world of politics... that's the value of experience."
- Stan Barnes
As registered lobbyists, Copper State Consulting Group takes issues directly to lawmakers and public officials. We know the Capitol, of course, but we also know the 15 counties and the many cities and towns that comprise Arizona. We open doors for clients, guiding them through the maze of state, local, and regulatory politics, even while preserving their good name and our well-earned reputation for treating people right.
"Tell the truth, tell all sides of the story and treat elected officials with honor and respect. Every now and then, push hard... and read them the riot act when they deserve it."
- Stan Barnes
We have two decades of experience:
- direct / indirect lobbying
- AZ State Capitol / local governments
- legislative / regulatory issues
- Arizona Corporation Commission
- bill / amendment / rule drafting
- committee testimony
- grassroots programs
- coalition building / strategic alliances
- monitoring / research / analysis
- position papers / advocacy pieces
- political action committees
- ballot measures
- crisis management
Our office telephone is 602-229-1010
Our Office is located at:
3033 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012