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Welcome to Runyan Public Affairs


Runyan Public Affairs, LLC is an independent government relations firm dedicated to helping clients develop solutions to their public affairs challenges.  

John Runyan, the firm's President and founder, has worked at the intersection of business, government and politics for more than 25 years.  He has helped organizations of every size address both legislative and regulatory challenges and successfully advance their public policy agendas regardless of the partisan climate or party control in Washington. 

rentalSuccess in Washington requires more than a few well-timed meetings on Capitol Hill.    RPA was organized to help clients develop a broader effort that focuses their constituent and grassroots resources, recruits key allies and coalition partners and builds a sustainable public policy effort that can achieve long-term success.   

John Runyan has demonstrated outstanding leadership in all facets of the government relations profession.  He has managed the federal government relations lobbying team for a Fortune 100 global corporation, developed and managed both corporate and association political action committees, played leadership roles in major multi-industry business coalitions and chaired the business community's largest grassroots and voter education program. John enjoys a solid reputation on Capitol Hill and among business and NGO leaders throughout Washington.

.............Strategic Services include:
  • Legislative and Executive Branch Lobbying
  • Coalition Building
  • Strategic Policy Development & Issue Management
  • PAC Management
  • Grassroots Advocacy
  • Ethics Compliance
  • Media Spokesman
Recent News

Politico covers the launch of E Street Partners, a new public affairs consortium led by John Runyan, Craig Brightup, Thad Huguley, and Rafe Morrissey. February 5, 2014
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Tulsa World discusses efforts by Consumers for Paper Options to give consumers a choice in how they receive important government information and services. March 29, 2013
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quotes executive Director of Consumers for Paper Options John Runyan on how federal and state policies are unwittingly increasing the digital divide. - September 10, 2012.
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Coalition for Transportation Productivity issues statement on Congressional decision to study truck weight reform proposal February 2, 2012
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Fox News features the Coalition for Transportation Productivity in a story on truck weight reform on November 25, 2011
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The Journal of Commerce discusses CTP's campaign for increased truck weights on October 3, 2011
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The Hill.com features CTP Executive Director John Runyan in a discussion of truck weight reform on May 3, 2011
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The Commercial Carrier Journal covered a panel where John Runyan was a featured speaker for a session on "The Future of Freight Transportation" hosted by Volvo on December 1, 2010
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What Others are Saying

"John is a dedicated professional and a leader in the business community in developing and executing effective public policy advocacy plans.  His knowledge of business issues spans a wide range of corporate issues including labor, energy and the environment." 

Donna Harman
President and CEO
The American Forest & Paper Association

"John was vital to expanding our Prosperity Project initiative nationwide, as both the initiative Chairman and a visionary leader. We couldn't have achieved success without his focus and tireless advocacy."

Greg Casey, Sr.

"Our friends on Capitol Hill and beyond recognize the valuable collaboration of the best corporations and NGOs in America working together in the cause of good natural resource management....John Runyan has been a key ICCF partner, first in establishing and now in maintaining our unique partnership." 

David Barron
International Conservation Caucus Foundation