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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Oct 15, 2018

Today on the show, we have Mark Anderson and Michael Behm, the co-CEOs of Stateside Associates.

Stateside combines the core services of advocacy experience, strategy development, intelligence and execution.

They help their clients shape the state and local public policy environment by knowing what is happening, who is involved and what tools are needed to influence the process.

They also help their clients sell products and services to state and local governments, build key relationships and better understand the regulatory environment.

  • Mark Anderson was born and raised in Berlin, New Hampshire, and attended UNH for undergrad
  • He then attended George Washington University School of Law, and worked at the Dept. of Justice throughout law school
  • After law school, he worked for Congressman Richard Swett of New Hampshire for a brief period of time, before joining Stateside, where he has worked ever since
  • Michael Behm grew up in Marion, Ohio and attended Ohio State University
  • He worked at the Ohio state legislature throughout college as a Republican staffer
  • After a brief stint working as a staffer on the Hill and a few consulting firms, he began working at Stateside, where he has worked ever since
  • Stateside's primary business is state level consulting
  • Services that Stateside provides include: Issue management, legislative monitoring, regulatory monitoring, locality monitoring, groups, lobbyist referrals, utilities monitoring, and compliance and policy research

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