State Lobbying

Designing and executing successful strategies is our passion.

Summit Strategies offers a full suite of government relations services in Oregon, from state and local direct lobbying, to securing administrative rule changes at the agency level, to designing a campaign contribution plan that cultivates key relationships for our clients.  Whether we’re ushering proactive legislation to final passage or putting a halt to damaging bills, our approach is customized, comprehensive and innovative.  Attention to detail and exceptional client relations are the hallmark of our practice.  We pride ourselves on developing a strong command of our clients’ subject matter while maintaining a sharp focus on their targeted outcomes. While our core mission is to provide on-the-ground support at the state and local levels in Oregon, we enjoy the vantage point of a firm with a strong federal practice, allowing us to anticipate opportunities and challenges on the horizon.  Our high level of professionalism, strong relationships in Salem, agility and persistence have enabled us to consistently achieve success for our clients.

“As our Lobbyist, Summit Strategies’ Kristine Phillips Evertz represents our organization’s priorities in a comprehensive, well-informed and tactical manner.  Kristine is completely professional and of the highest integrity when representing our interests.  Our organization achieved success against many odds because of Kristine’s abilities and Summit Strategies keen perspective.”

Oregon SunGrowers’ Guild

Summit’s efforts resulted in the derailment of the legislation that would have consolidated all growers under the OLCC and gutted the OMMP. Then, working with a small subcommittee of legislators and key stakeholders, we were able to pass HB 2198, which creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission. The Commission will determine the future governance structure for modernizing the medical program, ensure patient access to affordable medicine, and support research


  • Preparing formal position papers;
  • Coalition building;
  • Grassroots campaigning; and
  • Lobbying the Joint Committee on Marijuana Regulation.

Working on State Issues:







Our ability to think strategically, establish alliances and work effectively with politically diverse interests is the foundation of our success on behalf of clients.

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