We’re on a roll here at Eiguren Fisher Ellis Public Policy. A couple of weeks ago, we announced the addition of Kris Ellis, a seasoned business and healthcare lobbyist. Now, we’re pleased to announce that Tony Smith is joining our team as an associate.
Tony has successfully represented an array of clients including national, regional and state businesses and healthcare providers. During his 6 years as a lobbyist, he has built solid relationships with executive officers, legislators and staff as well as various state agency leaders, earning a reputation for honesty, integrity, trust and effectiveness.
Tony worked with the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing to define schools of cosmetology as post secondary institutions, allowing students to remain eligible for federal student aid. He also worked with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, the Idaho Transportation Department and other groups to ensure that revenue generated by the off-road vehicle sticker program would stay with the Department of Parks and Recreation for infrastructure maintenance and development, as desired by user groups.These are good examples of a public policy adviser working with all sides to craft policies that serve the public interest and the needs of our clients.
Tony is well-known to Partner Roy Eiguren and began his lobbying work in 2009, working as an intern and then lobbyist with Roy.
Tony was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Idaho in 1995. He is a graduate of Boise State University with a degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. He and his wife have five children from ages 22 to 4 and he remains active in the community as Director of the Cal Ripken Division for the Kuna Youth Softball and Baseball Association. He has a passion for dirt biking, fishing and camping in Idaho’s beautiful outdoors.