FWAA Lobbyists


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Elizabeth Criner, Veritas Advisors, LLP - Idaho

Elizabeth Criner joined Veritas Advisors in August of 2002. She is a principled, results-oriented executive with an extensive background in public policy issues and strategic planning skills. Elizabeth has developed and implemented federal strategies for Idaho clients, ranging from navigating the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act to securing $23 million for a new air traffic control tower and Category III ILS landing system. At the state level, Elizabeth has provided clients with successful legislative strategies in the areas of telecommunications, transportation, water, energy, taxes, and health care policy.

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Amanda Dalton, Dalton Advocacy Inc. - Oregon

Amanda Dalton is a lawyer-lobbyist with twenty years of legislative advocacy, public policy, and strategic planning experience.  She has built a career in Oregon based on strong bi-partisan relationships and a solid reputation for hard work, open and responsive client communication, and an eye towards Legislative strategy. Amanda brings the seasoned experience of a legislative staffer and campaign worker coupled with nearly two decades of providing contract lobby services and in-house corporate government affairs.

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Nicole Crane, Dalton Advocacy Inc. - Oregon

Nicole Crane is a veteran policy analyst and public relations professional. She brings her talent for distilling complex policies into actionable communications to the firm’s team. Prior to joining Dalton Advocacy, Nicole worked as a Legislative Director in the Oregon House of Representatives where she was tasked with providing quick and thorough analyses of legislative concepts being considered, with a focus on the ways and means process. 

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Tom McBride, McBride Public Affairs LLC - Washington

For more than 20 years, Tom McBride has advocated for groups and organizations that depend on fair and reasonable treatment under the law. He has developed a reputation as an effective lobbyist, founded on high ethical standards, aggressive advocacy, and personal authenticity. Tom began his career as a private practice attorney representing commercial and financial interests, with a focus on commercial litigation and bankruptcy law. He went on to serve as government affairs director for fiscal and transportation issues on behalf of the Association of Washington Business, Washington state’s chamber of commerce. He then directed the government relations program for the West division of the McDonald’s Corporation.

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