Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting is pleased to announce that Vivian A. Mikhailhas joined the firm’s government relations practice. Vivian comes to Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting from the Maine Attorney General’s Office, where she served under Governor Janet T. Mills during two of the Governor’s terms as Attorney General. There Vivian was responsible for all enforcement, legislative, regulatory, litigation and national arbitration matters involving the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
Massive fundraising in Maine. A countdown clock in Alabama. Calls and texts encouraging potential challengers in Colorado. Just a few weeks after 2018's Election Day, the signs are clear: the 2020 Senate campaigns are already underway.
A legislative panel recommended a sweeping overhaul of Maine’s medical marijuana program on Wednesday that would allow six new dispensaries above the eight in current law and end the cap on them completely in 2021.
Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting is pleased to announce that Mark C. Gallagher has joined the firm as a Government Relations and Campaign Consultant. Mark is a non-lawyer consultant with more than 23 years of experience…
Sen. Susan Collins announced Wednesday that crucial Affordable Care Act stabilization bills will be delayed until 2018 despite the promises she received from Republican leaders that they would be approved by the end of this year.
Rebecca London represented coalition Protect Our Care at press conference related to the importance of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses.
Toby McGrath Drummond Woodsum’s Government Relations & Campaigns Practice Group Leader shares the reasons why last-minute presidential candidates stop in Maine to rally in the Bangor Daily News, “Why Are Presidential Candidates Stopping in Maine?”
Drummond Woodsum, a premier New England law firm with more than 60 attorneys, announces that it has formed Drummond Woodum Strategic Consulting (DWSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary, comprised of a seasoned group of professionals with experience in the legislative and electoral process, statewide transformation as well as organizational and institutional policy change.
Drummond Woodsum Successfully Manages The Minimum Wage Campaign for The Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce
The November 2015 Portland, Maine ballot included a minimum wage increase to $15 per an hour in the City. The Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce hired Toby McGrath of Drummond Woodsum to defeat the proposed increase. Initial internal polling had “Yes” winning by 27%. These polling numbers were not surprising. The $15 minimum wage had never been defeated at the ballot box.
Toby McGrath shares the reasons why the minimum wage in Maine shouldn’t be raised to $15/hr with host Ken and Mike on WGAN’s morning news program.
Drummond Woodsum helped three clients secure $650,000 in funding from Sun Edison's conservation fund. The Appalachian Mountain Club, Forest Society of Maine, and the Maine AT Land Trust are part of the six groups that will receive disbursed funds through 2017.
Toby McGrath Discuss the Upcoming Maine Elections and Presidential Primaries on Inside Maine Podcast
Toby McGrath, former Chief of Staff for Senator Angus King and Managing Director of Drummond Woodsum Strategic Consulting discusses the Upcoming Maine Elections and Presidential Primaries on Inside Maine Podcast with host Jeremy Fischer on August 22, 2015.
Dick Spencer Quoted in The Portland Press Herald on Board Position for The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
Dick Spencer was quoted in the July 20, 2015, Portland Press Herald article, “Once-Prominent Craftsmen Group with Deep Maine Roots Reinvented.” The article discusses how the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, formed in 1815, will now connect and support modern 'makers' such as app developers, inventors and others. Members voted to place four new members on the board including Dick Spencer.
Drummond Woodsum’s work with the AMC to qualify its carbon emission reserve as an offset project was featured in MaineBiz’s article "AMC adds 4,311 acres to Maine Woods Initiative." The article discusses how The Appalachian Mountain Club and The Nature Conservancy have partnered to purchase 4,311 acres in two parcels on and around Baker Mountain in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville.
Drummond Woodsum, an entrepreneurial full-service law firm in Maine and New Hampshire, announced today that attorney Richard A. Spencer will be spending 6 weeks in Thailand and Burma/Myanmar, assisting with an environmental law project under the auspices of The International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP).
Toby McGrath Earns Spot on The Influencers 500: A List of the Top Names Campaigns & Elections Consulting Campaigns and Elections Magazine, January 22, 2013
t's easy to point to influential politicians who showcase their craft on the national or state-level political stage. But what gets them there More importantly, who gets them there To find out, C&E conducted more than 100 interviews with consultants, journalists and political insiders from across the country. The result, which we're calling The Influencers 500, is a collection of some of the top names in the consulting business state by state.
Independent Sen.-elect Angus King on Friday tapped people from both political parties to round out his inner circle, choosing a veteran from President Barack Obama’s campaign, a former communications chief for Democratic Gov. John Baldacci and a Republican consultant to join his chief of staff, Kay Rand. Toby McGrath, who worked on both of Obama’s campaigns in Maine, will serve as deputy chief of staff; Crystal Canney, a former TV reporter and aide to Baldacci, will serve as communications director; and Edie Smith, a political consultant with GOP ties, will be state director.
Massachusetts voters are putting the alcohol sales tax down the drain. They voted narrowly to repeal the year-old sales tax on store-bought alcohol. But they stopped short of cutting the general sales tax and they also shot down a proposal to repeal the state’s affording housing requirement.
One of the key questions Massachusetts voters face when they head to the polls next week is whether to approve a measure that would let them keep more money in their pockets when they go shopping. Question 3 would lower the state sales tax rate from 6.25 to 3 percent. The tax rate had been 5 percent until lawmakers approved the hike last year. Gov. Deval Patrick signed the measure.
Unions have pumped more than $1.3 million into the fight against a statewide ballot question designed to lower Massachusetts sales tax rate from 6.25 percent to 3 percent. The bulk of the money has come from teachers unions, including more than $560,000 from the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the state’s largest teachers union, and another half million dollars from the National Education Association.
With some models predicting a possible tie in the Electoral College, the presidential campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama are scrambling for every last electoral vote. That scramble has focused new attention on two unlikely states: Nebraska and Maine.