• Providing A Reputation
    For Excellence

  • Delivering Results with
    Performance & Integrity

  • Achieving Public
    Policy Goals

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The Policy AZ


A Reputation For Excellence

Policy AZ, LLC represents clients in federal, state, local and tribal public policy arenas in Arizona and across the nation. With more than 40 years combined experience in legislative lobbying, government relations, public affairs strategy and media relations, we deliver success for clients through hard work, solid and honest communication, timely delivery of services and unwavering professionalism.

Delivering Results &
Achieving Goals

At Policy AZ, we know achieving success requires a dedication to clients — their needs, viewpoints, strengths and resources. Each business and project is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly understand the issues before developing a dynamic, specific public policy plan that drives a mutual desire for success. We skillfully navigate the challenges of proposing, implementing, understanding and responding to policy changes on behalf of clients.

Performance & Integrity

The public affairs careers of the firm's partners reflect a diversity of experience and accomplishments, with a reputation for being among the very best in Arizona. Whether addressing complex issues of statutory or regulatory frameworks, delivering a targeted and coherent message to the public and media, or guiding clients through the maze of governments influencing their industry, Policy AZ will be a dynamic, valuable part of your comprehensive public affairs strategy. We look forward to serving you with skill, experience and commitment.










Client Testimonials

Steve Proper
Senior Director Exeternal Affairs, Comcast Mountain West Region

"I have worked with John and Dana for a couple of years now and without a doubt they are some of the most effective and well-connected external consultants that I have had the pleasure to work with. As team, they consistently deliver defined results in a manner and a style that is respected and accepted by all."

Chuck Allen
Managing Director Government Relations, American Airlines

"Being represented by a results oriented firm of unquestionable character elevates your standing among city and state officials. That is what we get from PolicyAZ."

Kevin Earle
Executive Director, Arizona Dental Association

"John MacDonald and Dana Paschke's experience and resourcefulness provide a powerful one-two punch to our advocacy efforts at the Capitol."

Warren Whitney
Senior Vice President, Maricopa Integrated Health System

Policy AZ is a steady, reliable hand, and the firm's experience makes all the difference. Having John and Dana working on our behalf gives us an edge in strategy, as well as an overall understanding of what makes public policy work.

Achievements & Awards

We are proud of our varied and numerous achievements over many years at the Arizona Legislature and in public policy arenas throughout the state. A few of these include:

Restored Medicaid benefit through AHCCCS for emergency dental care for elderly and developmentally disables adults in 2016, and for all qualified adults in 2017.

Worked with the State of Arizona and multiple local governments in 2017 to facilitate the continued testing of autonomous vehicle technology.

Modified state transportation statutes in 2013 to allow for the privatization of dial-a-ride and emergency transport services.

In 2017, successfully capped local jet fuel tax collections, resulting in lower costs to our client and a more robust local market for commercial air travel.

Successfully lobbied for statewide, consistent permitting of vehicles for hire in 2011-2013, opening the door to new innovations on behalf of our client and avoiding a complex maze of local regulations.

Negotiated successfully in 2015 and 2016 for a limited statewide regulatory framework encouraging ridesharing and streamlined for hire transportation regulation.

john@policyaz.com | dana@policyaz.com

(602) 402-8586

3033 North Central Avenue, Suite 810 | Phoenix AZ 85012