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About Us

Together, Melissa and Jeff Gombosky have more than four decades of expertise in Washington State politics. The firm combines strong bipartisan relationships with substantive technical experience in issues including taxation, health care, transportation, consumer products, education, and technology.

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Melissa McCabe Gombosky

Melissa Gombosky is the principal lobbyist and owner of Gombosky Public Affairs.  Melissa’s bipartisan approach to advocacy before the Washington State Legislature and Office of the Governor has resulted in public policy improvements for her clients.  Prior to her lobbying work, Melissa worked for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.  She is a graduate of Whitworth University and former English teacher.  She participated in the Governor appointed Rwanda delegation as part of the Woman in Democracy program.  She also serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club and Olympia Education Foundation in Thurston County. Melissa and her husband Jeff live in Olympia and have two adult sons. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving and is a PADI-certified professional dive master.

Melissa's featured current and past clients include:

Minor League Baseball Teams of WA

Procter & Gamble

Safelite Group

Washington Association of Educational Service Districts

Spokane Public Schools

Inland Empire Paper

Richland School District  

Evergreen School District 

Vancouver Public Schools

Association of American Publishers

Educational Service District #105

Washington State Dental Association

Central Valley School District


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Jeff Gombosky

Jeff Gombosky is a former legislator, having been elected four times to serve in the State House of Representatives. While in office, Jeff served as Chair of the House Finance Committee, Democratic Floor Leader, and as a member of the Committees on Appropriations, Higher Education, Trade and Economic Development, and Children and Family Services. Jeff left the Legislature in 2003 to become Director of Government Relations for Eastern Washington University. Jeff founded Gombosky Public Affairs in 2006 and has represented Fortune 500 Companies, national trade associations, non-profit organizations, and tribal governments. Jeff has successfully guided clients through major public policy battles.

Jeff's featured current and past clients include:


Renewable Northwest



Enterprise Rental Cars

Graduation Alliance

Live Nation

MultiCare Health System

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America


Washington Health Care Association 

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Devin Gombosky

Devin Gombosky is a Legislative Specialist with Gombosky Public Affairs. Prior to his work with Gombosky Public Affairs, Devin worked as a Digital Equity Specialist with the Washington State Broadband Office, connecting Washington residents with the necessary skills to use the internet. Devin graduated from Western Washington University, with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Political Science. He and his wife Ava, live in Ballard, WA.

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