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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. 

Mar 18, 2019

A.J. Bingham is the Founder and CEO of The Bingham Group LLC, a full-service lobbying firm working on municipal, legislative and regulatory matters throughout Texas. Bingham talks about state politics and the challenges for part-time legislators and lobbyists in the vast geography of Texas during the 140-day legislative session every other year.  

  • A.J. is from Austin, Texas - he's a proud Austinite.
  • Bingham attended Wake Forest University for a B.A. in Political Science and obtained his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.
  • A.J.’s first job in government was in HIGH SCHOOL, working at the Texas Department of Transportation.
  • His first professional government job was with the Texas State Senate, with the non-partisan, Senate Research Center.
  • After law school A.J. worked at a contract lobbying firm, McWilliams Government Affairs Consulting.
  • He transitioned to a trade association, Real Estate Council of Austin, a municipal firm focused on land development in the booming city of Austin.  

“We are lobbyists, but in starting your own firm and business, you are also an entrepreneur.”

The Bingham Group is in a unique position in Austin, the capital of Texas, where they can work on both State legislation and municipal lobbying. A.J. pulls on his deep ties to the Austin community, having a greater lay of the land to deliver to clients.

The Bingham Group offers associate internships that interested individuals can find on the company website.

A.J.’s firm produces their own weekly podcast titled “The BG Podcast ” where they interview Austin’s leaders and influencers. “A conversation at the intersection of business, policy and community.” You can find the podcast on sound cloud, Google play or iTunes.   

To continue the conversation with AJ you can connect him via the following platforms

Instagram: @binghamgroup

Twitter: @binghamgp



BG Podcast



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