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Bogard & Johnson, LLC

Government Relations

 

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Bogard & Johnson, LLC is a full service government relations firm with a combined 60 years of experience in legislative and regulatory advocacy in Washington state.  Our clients are a mix of national corporations, state associations, issue coalitions, and local firms in a variety of issue areas, including business, health care, human services, and tourism.  Becky Bogard and Melissa Johnson are committed to providing clients with exceptional representation in state and local governments.

Rebecca Bogard

Becky Bogard is the managing member of Bogard & Johnson LLC. Her clients include businesses and advocacy groups. Becky was Legislative Counsel in Governor Booth Gardner's transition team and practiced law with the Preston Thorgrimson firm.  Prior to moving to Seattle in 1979, she lobbied for several electric utility trade associations in Washington, D.C.


Becky received a BA in Economics from Duke University and a law degree from American University.


Ms. Bogard is a member of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Washington Business.  She is on the board of the Seattle Theatre Group.  She is also a member of the Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District.

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson is a lobbyist focusing on health care, education and human services issues.  Prior to joining Bogard & Johnson, Melissa was staff with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Washington State House of Representatives.  She also practiced law in the Seattle area.  Melissa graduated with distinction from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science.  She received her law degree from American University in Washington, DC.


Melissa has been recognized for her advocacy efforts throughout her career, including receiving the Physical Therapy Association of Washington's "Friend of Physical Therapy" award and a special recognition award from the Washington Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Contact Us

200 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA  98501

Becky Bogard 206-979-0326

Melissa Johnson 360-280-6429

 

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