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.

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers Kentucky politics and all the goings-on at the State Capitol. Kevin was born and raised in Frankfort so he grew up around politics and has always had the drive to follow the political process and hold lawmakers accountable. Before joining Spectrum News Kevin covered government and politics for The State Journal in Frankfort. You can watch Kevin’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135.

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  • Heza Putz wrote on October 06, 2017 11:19 AM :

    Might I just say SCHWIIIIIING Party on Garth

  • Heza Putz 2 wrote on October 06, 2017 01:03 PM :

    FYI – David H. Koch (KOCH brothers) chairs the board of directors of the Americans For Prosperity Foundation (wikipedia)

    Board member Mark Holden serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Koch Industries, Inc. He is also president and COO of the Legal Division of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, which provides legal, government and public affairs services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of Americans For Prosperity.

  • Heza Putz 2 wrote on October 06, 2017 01:04 PM :

    FYI – David H. Koch (KOCH brothers) chairs the board of directors of the Americans For Prosperity Foundation (wikipedia)

    Board member Mark Holden serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Koch Industries, Inc. He is also president and COO of the Legal Division of Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, which provides legal, government and public affairs services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates. In addition, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of Americans For Prosperity.

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