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F/S Capitol's Tom Hogan Debuts as Political Commentator on CBS in Washington
Nov. 15, 2007- Tom Hogan, Managing Director of F/S Capitol Consulting, argued the Democratic perspective on topics including airport security, legislative battles in Congress and Presidential campaigns on this morning's broadcast of the program "9 News Now". Hogan engaged in a spirited debate with a top Republican strategist. Hogan will be a regular guest on the program which airs at 9am on the CBS Washington affiliate, WUSA 9. Hogan's next appearance can be seen on December 6, 2007.
A webcast of Hogan's appearance can be viewed at:
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F/S Capitol Lobbyist Profiled among Best in Rhode Island: Lobbying is a Family Affair for Murray
July 11, 2007- Carolyn Murray, Associate Director of F/S Capitol Consulting, was recently one of six high profile Rhode Island lobbyists profiled by the Providence Journal in a piece examining the day to day business of the more than 500 registered lobbyists in Rhode Island.
Murray manages the Rhode Island State practice for F/S Capitol, which also includes a Washington, DC practice that is managed by her brother, Tom Hogan. The article profiles F/S Capitol for its unique position as a family run lobbying practice with deep state political roots and for its "high profile client list".
Murray, the daughter of long time legislator and former House Finance Chairman, John Hogan, explains in that article that she has a unique understanding of the demands placed on the legislators. "Growing up in a political household, I appreciate the demands that are placed on a legislator's time," Murray says. Especially unique is the fact that all five Hogan children choose to work in the world of politics. The article states in part:
Murray's brothers, John "Jack" Hogan and Thomas Hogan, left the law firm, Tillinghast, Licht & Semonoff, in 1999 and opened their own firm, F/S Capitol Consulting. Jack served as the Managing Director of the firm's Rhode Island office until about a month ago, when he took a job as Senior Director of State Government Relations for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in North Carolina. Tom now runs the firm?s federal practice in the Washington office, leaving Murray, 46, as the face of the family firm most days at the State House. Their youngest sister, Margaret "Peggy" Hogan Sweeney, runs the family law firm, Hogan Law Associates. And their second-to-youngest sister, Janet Hogan Steponaitis, manages the office. "We have great staff meetings," Murray says. "We were all influenced by growing up in a political household, but I think it's more than that. When my brothers opened their firm, an opportunity presented itself for me to join them, and as our firm grew, opportunities presented themselves for my sisters to join as well. It was really unplanned, but it works."
The article notes that F/S Capitol lobbyists rank first among Rhode Island lobbyists for political contributions. In discussing frequent attendance at political fundraisers, Murray states that "it is an opportunity for me to talk to legislators about client issues outside of the State House". Murray states that F/S Capitol's lobbyists try "to support as many legislators as possible."
The article references the firm's powerful client list, and when asked about F/S Capitol representing the so called "sin lobby" including alcohol, tobacco and gambling, the article continued, "Murray shrugged off the characterization, [ explaining that], these industries are highly regulated and face challenging issues. Our business model is designed to handle these complex issues with the highest level of professionalism".
F/S Capitol Consulting, LLC continually is ranked among one of Rhode Island's top lobbying firms.