Lobbying since: 2007
Bob Brett is a Washington State government expert with over 40 years of political, governmental and community service experience. His firm, Policy Solutions founded in 2007, lobbies the legislature and the executive branch to influence legislation and proposed agency rules. Mr. Brett is proactive in his government relations approach, relying on his ability to: communicate effectively, be persistent & determined. He offers strategic planning and a course of action customized to his clients’ unique situations. The firm seeks to educate legislators and decision makers offering value and dependability.
For example, recently Bob Brett secured an impressive 55 House sponsors and 37 Senate sponsors for HB 1458/ SB 5444, the Eminent Domain Notice bill. This jointly requested legislation, by the Governor and the Attorney General, became law. Mr. Brett has since secured $7.1 million in the Capital Budget for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to increase access to outdoor recreational opportunities. These funds specifically went towards building hiking trails, providing kayak access to rivers, building family picnic areas, historic preservation and to acquire land along a 100 mile corridor along I-90 from Seattle to Ellensburg. Policy Solutions has also advocated on behalf of the Washington Landlord Association, worked to secure government contracts for Capitol Duct Cleaning and assisted in representing the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers, Sprint Nextel & others. Currently they have three clients: Dads Divorced By Their Wives where they lobby the legislature regarding family law and; The Wallingford Community Senior Center where Policy Solutions lobbies for funding to help the center stay afloat financially; and The Other Nine Months, who is working towards local food self-sufficiency and seeking alternative growing techniques in Washington.
Bob Brett has built up valuable legislative relationships over nearly 40 years of being involved in the community: Eight years on staff of the Senate & House, including as the Majority/ Minority Floor Leader’s Chief of Staff; Four years in the commercial construction industry including leading an important trade association in it’s governmental affairs efforts at the local, state & federal levels. Mr. Brett has been active with local Chambers of Commerce and promoted membership & free enterprise via the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He has served the community through his memberships in Rotary & Kiwanis. He currently serves on the advisory board of Northwest University’s Buntain School of Nursing, has served on the Lake Washington Schools Foundation board and on his local Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Bob Brett has provided leadership to the YMCA & the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle Scout. Mr. Brett ran for a seat in the State House of Representatives twice, worked on the staff of a victorious US Senate candidate and has held numerous partisan political positions. He is a graduate of the University of Washington & The George Washington University. His studies included those in history, public affairs, government, public speaking and parliamentary procedure.
Bob Brett & Policy Solutions is now seeking new clients. If you need a smart, hard working lobbying firm, please contact us. Now is the time to plan, and engage legislators & staff. They are interested in lobbying state agencies and the legislature and have expertise in the following issues: Construction, Maritime, Environmental (Public lands, Parks, Fish & Wildlife), Capital Budget, Property Rights (Eminent Domain), Housing, Commerce (Foreclosure Avoidance), Education (Higher Education, K-12), Transportation, Judiciary, Healthcare (Retirement Communities, Adult Family Homes, Nursing), Historical, Civil Rights, Outdoor Recreation, General Administration, Labor & Industries, Technology & Communications.