Former state director of Americans for Prosperity's Kentucky branch partnering with lobbying firm in 2018

10/05/2017 02:46 PM

The former state director of Americans for Prosperity’s Kentucky chapter has left her post to start her own advocacy firm, which is partnering with Commonwealth Alliances beginning Jan. 1.

The strategic partnership between Commonwealth Alliances and Bright Strategies, launched by Julia Crigler last month, was announced in a Thursday news release.

Crigler had been Kentucky state director for AFP since 2014. Prior to that, she worked as the Kentucky House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee’s political director and finance director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus.

“We are excited to announce this partnership with Bright Strategies,” Patrick Jennings, managing partner of Commonwealth Alliances, said in a statement.

“Julia has worked with Republican legislators in various capacities for several years and has developed trusting relationships with key policy-makers in the Kentucky General Assembly and Governor Bevin’s Administration. Her knowledge of state government and the political process will be a great asset to clients she serves.”

Commonwealth Alliances represents more than 40 businesses and organizations in Frankfort, including Microsoft, AT&T, UPS. The partnership “will help Commonwealth Alliances continue to provide excellent service to their clients.”

“I look forward to the opportunity to leverage my skills and knowledge to provide innovative policy solutions to clients through this strategic partnership with one of the largest and most respected bipartisan firms in the Commonwealth,” Crigler said in a statement.

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