Statewide Public Affairs, Inc.
Statewide Public Affairs, Inc. is a full service government relations, communications and issue management firm providing consulting services throughout New York State. Our tenacity, emphasis on client service and dedication to maintaining the finest reputation is what sets our firm apart.
Managing Complex Issues. Assisting clients with complex public sector issues involving the Legislative, regulatory agencies, the budget or those of a political nature is our specialty. We provide accurate, candid and effective advice to help our clients influence perceptions, uphold reputations and build support to achieve desired outcomes. What we do NOT do is sit on the sidelines. We roll up our shirtsleeves, become a part of the team and get to work.
Finding Funding. Of course, to seek and obtain government funding has become more and more difficult. Clients who desire funding have found success with Statewide because our firm has the experience of nearly 50 budget cycles. Statewide’s history of success is based on a vast knowledge of the budget process, where the “pots” of money are, and broad relationships with key officials in state agencies, Division of Budget, the Executive Chamber, Legislative Leadership, as well as the Ways & Means and Finance Committees. Statewide has also become an expert in assisting clients who seek funding through the New York’s Regional Economic Development Councils or other funding through the State’s Consolidated Funding Application (“CFA”).
Procurements Delivered. New York State procurement laws are extraordinarily complex. We specialize in assisting clients educate and shape a government agency’s approach to fulfilling its needs. We have years of experience helping companies manage the RFP and procurement process to best position them for success, all while ensuring full compliance with the State’s extensive procurement lobbying laws.
Concepts to Deliverables. Entrepreneurial concepts requiring partnership with government to achieve success are always challenging. Crafting concepts into “yesable” proposals requires comprehensive assessment, politically sound strategy and tenacity in execution. Our firm understands the decision to petition the government almost always requires the client to assume risk. Our full-service model ensures risk-assuming clients have the highest level of attention, interaction, political access, resources and resolve to deliver their project to success.
CHRISTOPHER DURYEA serves as Managing Partner of Statewide Public Affairs. Certainly New York has experienced an unprecedented level of political upheaval over the past several years. As a result, partnering with government has become more challenging. In founding Statewide Public Affairs, Mr. Duryea’s vision is to manage a dynamic, experienced and trusted team who excels for our client’s government affairs needs within the context of today’s challenging environment.
With over two decades of experience working in and around New York politics, Mr. Duryea has well-recognized expertise in assisting clients navigate the complexities of New York state and local government. As Managing Partner, Mr. Duryea is responsible for the continued success of Statewide’s clients.
Most recently, Mr. Duryea was a Partner at Marsh, Duryea & Associates where he represented numerous clients and developed a particular expertise on corporate, taxation, economic development, telecommunications and energy matters. Mr. Duryea also previously served as Vice President of the Cable Telecommunications Association of New York, charged with overseeing day-to-day operations and leading government affairs efforts. Here he developed a keen understanding of telecommunications policy issues and trade association management skills.
Mr. Duryea first began building his vast understanding of New York politics as Office Manager for the Onondaga County Democratic Committee, where he worked on numerous Central New York political campaigns. Subsequently he became an expert on the inner workings of Albany, serving as Legislative Director for the Chairman of the New York State Assembly Corporations, Authorities & Commissions and Environmental Conservation Committees.
In May 2012, City & State News named Mr. Duryea as one of “Albany’s Rising Stars” noting, “Duryea is a key player.” Mr. Duryea is a veteran of the U.S. Navy’s submarine service and has a Masters in Political Science from the Rockefeller College at SUNY Albany and a BA in Political Science from SUNY Albany.