Wondering who to vote for? Not sure what the candidates stand for?
This webinar is for you! Marc Osborn will moderate while two lobbyists - a Democrat and a Republican - discuss the state-wide offices up for election this November. If time permits, they will discuss propositions as well. This event is free and open to the first 1000 who register.
Chad Campbell is an Arizona native with over twenty years of experience in public affairs, campaign management, and issue advocacy. In the early 2000’s, Chad led community engagement and outreach programs for various non-profit organizations. His work focused on coalition-building, community organizing, and issue advocacy. He also was one of the leading campaign consultants during this time, racking up various wins at both the local and state level.In 2006, Chad was elected to the Arizona Legislature where he served eight years in the State House, representing parts of Downtown Phoenix, East Phoenix, West Phoenix, and Scottsdale. In his second term he was elected by his peers to serve as the Caucus Whip. In both his third and fourth terms he was elected by his peers to serve as the House Democratic Leader, becoming one of the youngest Minority Leaders in the history of Arizona.During his eight years in the legislature, Chad was viewed as a progressive and outspoken leader, but one who governed through a pragmatic lens and could work in coalitions and across the aisle on a consistent basis. Most notably, during his time as the House Democratic Leader he worked with Governor Brewer and a coalition of Democrats and Republicans to pass Medicaid expansion. He was also a constant advocate for an expansive array of bipartisan issues, including small business advocacy, renewable energy, education, free speech, and equal rights. Throughout his legislative career, Chad developed a reputation as a lawmaker who relished tackling the tough issues. After leaving the legislature Chad moved into the private sector working on high profile issues for several national public affairs consulting firms. In 2022, he co-founded Lumen Strategies, where he will continue to work on improving Arizona through a wide range of issues for public, non-profit, and private sector clients. In addition to his professional and elected office experience, he’s been an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, served on more non-profit boards than he can remember, and actively participates in both the Leading for Change Fellowship and Flinn-Brown Academy in mentoring current and future leaders for the state. In his rare downtime, you will most likely find him and his wife exploring the great outdoors on their mountain bikes or kayaks, cheering on the Diamondbacks and Suns, or checking out the newest local brewery or restaurant.
Marcus Dell'Artino leads FirstStrategic's state relations projects and is active in initiative and referendum campaign efforts. Prior to joining FirstStrategic, Mr. Dell’Artino served as the Deputy Director of the Southwest Region for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Before joining the campaign, Mr. Dell’Artino spent nine years lobbying for numerous Fortune 500 clients, local governments, and non-profit organizations; garnering recognition as one of the best lobbyists by the Arizona Capitol Times survey. In addition to his accomplishments as a lobbyist, Mr. Dell’Artino consulted on several statewide initiatives; including Proposition 100, Proposition 202, Proposition 108, and Proposition 303. He also served as a consultant to the Arizona Republican Party, and frequently serves as a campaign expert for several media outlets. Mr. Dell’Artino’s experience includes extensive experience in the public sector as well. He served as the Chief of Staff to County Supervisor Don Stapley, and worked for several members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation; including former Congressman Matt Salmon and Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Mr. Dell’Artino has served on several boards including the Maricopa County Parks Board, the City of Phoenix Block Watch Committee, the Phoenix City Village Planning Committee, and the Central Arizona Shelter Services Board. His broad experience and expertise earned him numerous accolades including selection to the Phoenix Forty Under 40 list in 2007, and selection by the International Republican Institute to travel to Jordan to lecture on the importance of survey instruments. Marcus received his B.S. degree from the University of Arizona. He lives in Phoenix with his wife Meghaen, and their three daughters.
Marc Osborn Marc's lobbying career began in the early 1990s, when he was a lobbyist for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, advocating on behalf of the business community. Marc then directed government relations activities at the Arizona Department of Commerce. While at the Department of Commerce, Marc successfully lobbied the Greater Arizona Development Authority concerning legislation providing an infrastructure financing mechanism for rural communities. He also represent the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality before the legislature and executive branch, helping to enact significant legislation in the areas of air quality, waster programs, and water quality, as well as improvements to the Water Infrastructure Financing Authority. Since 1998, Marc has represented a diverse group of clients in front of the legislature and executive agencies. His areas of experience include insurance, public transit, transportation, economic development, tax policy, environment, infrastructure financing authorities, polling, ambulance certificates of necessity, employment law, public records, campaign management, health care, regulatory reform, and education. He has authored public academic book chapters on lobbying, developed strategic government relations plans for multiple organizations, and lectured on strategic planning for government relations. Annually, he gives a highly entertaining program on the legislative season to the Arizona Women Lawyers Association and the Scottsdale Bar Association, with behind-the-scenes information about the legislative process and updates on new laws.