Founded in 2012, Howe Public Affairs, Inc. is a government relations firm in Oregon founded by Elizabeth Howe. Elizabeth is known as an effective and knowledgeable partner in the policy making process. With years of experience working with the Oregon Legislature, she has built productive relationships with legislators, staff, the Governor's office, agency staff and stakeholders in a wide variety of policy areas.
Prior to founding Howe Public Affairs, Elizabeth worked as a policy analyst and lobbyist for the Oregon Business Association where she was responsible for the administration of OBA's policy committees and policy development. During her time as Chief of Staff for State Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18), Chair of the Finance and Revenue Committee, Elizabeth provided research and counsel to inform policy proposals on multiple issues, including tax and environmental policy. Her experience as non-partisan staff for Legislative Administration was the foundation of her bipartisan approach, providing a well-rounded skill set and insight into the political process.
Elizabeth has researched and developed policy proposals on a wide variety of issues, with a focus on energy and environment, economic development, revenue, education, and public safety. Through effective relationships with legislators, an in-depth knowledge of policy, and an understanding of the political process, she has been successful at advancing public policy outcomes in the state legislature. Her strong writing and communications skills have aided in her success, including her ability to synthesize complex policy issues and articulate them clearly to any audience.