Bruce Taylor
Director of Oregon Biodiversity Program, Defenders of Wildlife

“With limited staff and a challenging legislative agenda, Defenders of Wildlife needs an effective contract lobbyist to help us deal with conservation policy and funding issues at the state level.  Perseverance Strategies has delivered for us since 2005, providing highly professional representation, an ability to reach across institutional and party lines, and a track record of success in advancing our legislative priorities.”

Ben Patinkin
Patinkin Research

“Having worked with Justin and Nichoel at Perseverance Strategies for many years, there are few firms with a better strategic understanding of the issues and messages needed to get the win.  If Perseverance is on board, we know that our clients are in good hands.”

Eileen Flinn
Former Legislative Coordinator for Portland Public Schools

“Justin is an excellent political strategist who provided a common-sense approach to dealing with the Oregon Legislature as the Portland Public School District sought to have its legislative priorities — district specific as well as statewide education initiatives — enacted.  His guidance and direction on accomplishing these goals exceeded expectations.  I highly recommend Justin and Perseverance Strategies.”

Erik Kancler
Former Executive Director for Central Oregon LandWatch

“We brought Justin on during the 2009 session to help handle a major campaign.  His impact was felt immediately and his strategic input and broad respect in the building were crucial to our success.”

Kate Brown
Oregon Governor / Former Oregon Secretary of State

“Throughout my tenure in the Oregon Senate, I have had many opportunities to work in direct partnership with Justin Martin.  His ability to build positive coalitions across all levels of government, federal, state, local, and tribal has been impressive.  Justin has always been a valuable resource in providing information in a timely, consistent and effective manner.”

Joseph P. Kalt
Ford Foundation, Professor of International Political Economy

“More than anyone else I know, Justin Martin is able to bring tribes and other organizations to the table as real players.  He enables his clients to promote their self-determination with world class skills and experience.”