Navigating Today's Political Arena Takes Knowledge and Experience
Today, government at all levels is marked by both partisanship and ideological conflict. Hyper-partisanship has fundamentally changed the way policy gets made and ideological extremism has emboldened policy makers to interfere with the private sector in ways they would not have in the past.
While the average person may read about these issues in the newspapers, most organizational leaders do not appreciate just how much of an impact governmental politics and policy can have on their businesses, associations, or professions. The image most people have of how the legislative process works is no longer accurate.
To be successful in this policy environment you need a government affairs specialist who has a firm understanding of how government operates today and great working relationships with liberals and conservatives, Democrats, and Republicans alike. I have been actively representing clients at the NC General Assembly for over 22 years. My understanding of the legislative process and my relationships with both leadership and rank and file members allow me to help organizations navigate this arena and get the policy results they need to help them achieve their goals.
About Tony Solari
As a political scientist, I understand the larger national and state dynamics that drive policy making at all levels of government. I have worked with General Assembly members as both a lobbyist and a State Agency Liaison. My professional study of this institution and my extensive experience within its halls means that I know both how to drive the car and what is going on "under the hood."
I hold a Ph.D. in political science with specializations in legislative policy making and public policy development.
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University and both my Master's degree and Ph.D. from Duke University, focusing on American government and politics, public policy formation, American political thought, and legislative processes and politics.