About Us

downtown spokane, washington


McBride Public Affairs has represented a broad array of public and private groups and organizations in Olympia. Together, Tom and his team offer the depth of knowledge and skill it takes to effectively advocate on behalf of their clients’ interests. Whether it’s drafting favorable legislation or addressing unnecessary regulation, their expertise and insights make McBride Public Affairs an indispensable part of any strategic advocacy effort.


From taxation concerns to land-use policy, from political action committees to fair labor standards, McBride Public Affairs offers unmatched insights into the subtle and not-so-subtle processes of government decision-making. Tom’s background as an attorney makes him uniquely able to help his clients understand the intricacies of state policy formulation, bill development and the rule-making process. Together, Tom and his team keep their clients well-informed and well-positioned to thrive in an ever-changing political environment.


While some lobbyists focus only on state legislation, Tom and his team work closely with regulatory agencies and local jurisdictions, knowing their impacts on his clients’ destiny can be just as great as the Legislature’s. Their strategic methods and trust-building approach position McBride Public Affairs among the most effective lobbying groups in Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest.


  • Advocating at the regional, state and local levels
  • Identifying, analyzing and year-round monitoring of key legislative and regulatory interests
  • Providing strategic legislative and regulatory advice
  • Drafting legislation and regulations
  • Developing and managing political action committees
  • Building and activating coalitions
  • Educating about the legislative and regulatory processes
  • Building relationships with government agencies and offices at all levels
  • Providing comprehensive and timely communication on matters of interest