Rome Smith & Lutz is a full-service government relation and lobbying firm, providing representation at all levels of the Connecticut government. With decades of public sector experience and deep relationships with key decision-makers on both sides of the aisle, the team at Rome Smith & Lutz delivers results for their clients.
Rome Smith & Lutz has successfully represented a wide array of client interests across a broad spectrum of issues including healthcare, investment services, real estate, property & casualty insurance, education, the environment, energy, budget/bonding, procurement, housing, and tax issues. "We are committed to providing more education, programming, and opportunity for our membership in 2022. The Rome Smith and Lutz team are committed to knowing and understanding our priorities and helping us provide increased value for our members" said Michael Moses, MRCC President.
The Rome Smith & Lutz team is fully invested in this region. President and Partner, Pete Smith, is a former state representative from Milford's 119th district. During his time in the legislature, he was known for building consensus around issues and his passion for constituent causes. Serving as co-chair of the Conservation and Development sub-committee of the Appropriations Committee, Vice-Chair of the Commerce Committee, and as a member of the Environment and Transportation Committees.
Associate John Harkins is a former state representative having served 13 years from Stratford's 120th district. Past leadership appointments include Deputy Minority Leader at large, Caucus Chairman, Assistant Minority Leader, and Ranking Member for the Transportation Committee, Select Committee on Aging, and Veterans Affairs Committee. John also served as the mayor of Stratford for two consecutive four-year terms since 2009. With over 23 years of elected service and over 30 years as a small business owner John has been a strong advocate for his constituents. As a lobbyist, he is now focused on client advocacy and business development on both the state and local levels.
Our teams will be fully engaged just after the first of the year so stay tuned for some exciting announcements regarding this valuable partnership.