GOVERNMENT RELATIONS | LOBBYING
Kevin Jardell provides strategic guidance, representation and
advocacy to clients on policy and political issues before the State
of Alaska Executive and Legislative branches of government.
With experience in all three branches of Alaska government,
insight into the processes used to develop and establish policy,
and excellent statewide relationships, he offers clients government
relations expertise and experience from a broad Alaska perspective.
Prior to establishing his government relations business he spent four years in the Alaska Executive Branch. First as Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Administration he had management oversight of a wide range of programs including the Divisions of Personnel, Motor Vehicles and Risk Management as well as the Alaska Public Offices Commission, Office of Public Advocacy, Public Defender Agency and the Office of Tax Appeals and was responsible for managing and negotiating labor contracts will all thirteen state public employee labor unions. Additionally, for two years in the Executive Branch Mr. Jardell served as a member of Governor Murkowski’s Cabinet as his Legislative Director. As Legislative Director Mr. Jardell was responsible for the Administration’s legislative agenda including the development of policy and strategies to achieve the Governor’s objectives. As Legislative Director he advocated through committee testimony, political caucus presentations, grassroots organizing, coordination of special interests, and direct interaction with legislators.
Before joining the Executive Branch Mr. Jardell spent five years working for the Alaska State Legislature. He served as Counsel to the Alaska State House Judiciary Committee and Counsel to the House Majority Leader.
Mr. Jardell has a Law degree from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was admitted to the Alaska BAR in 1996. He has successfully represented clients before state agencies, state court and federal court.
KJardell Co. currently represents client interests in Oil and Gas, Education, Social Services, Senior Issues, Health Care, Construction and Insurance.