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MJ Capitol Consulting’s Mission Statement

MJ Capitol Consulting is exclusively dedicated to furthering the interests of its Michigan clients by establishing agendas, securing federal dollars and providing a strong voice for advancing their policy concerns in Washington D.C.

MJ Capitol Consulting’s Services and Expertise

MJ Capitol Consulting, LLC is a full service, federal government relations consulting firm, with offices in Michigan and Washington, DC. We specialize in working with the Michigan Congressional Delegation to further the interests of clients by crafting and implementing strategies to impact public policy, secure federal dollars and provide a strong voice for protecting your interests and advancing your goals in Washington D.C.

Whether we’re assisting your existing federal government relations program or helping you establish one, we provide you strategies for achieving your goals and leverage our longstanding relationships with Members of Congress and their staff, to position you for success.

Representing public, private and nonprofit entities, we have successfully worked on a broad range of issues, including higher education, health care, energy, appropriations, transportation infrastructure, defense, telecommunications and broadband and the internet.


A little more about Mary Jo Kripowicz

The culmination of MJ Capitol Consulting stems from Mary Jo Kripowicz’s deep Michigan roots and a government relations and public affairs career spanning more than two decades. Mary Jo began her government relations career with the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC). It is with both of these organizations that Mary Jo developed expertise in bringing the private sector and government together to work towards shared public policy goals.

Just four years after receiving her political science degree, Mary Jo became the director of government relations for the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Among other responsibilities, Mary Jo directed the annual Mackinac Leadership conference. By raising attendance 800% in just five years, her leadership helped transform the Mackinac Leadership conference into the “who’s who” political event it is today.

Following her experience at the Detroit Regional Chamber, Mary Jo joined Consumers Energy where she first served as assistant treasurer for the company’s foundation and community programs and later as the director of federal affairs.


MJ Capitol Consulting’s Successes

MJ Capitol Consulting’s principle Mary Jo Kripowicz has enjoyed significant successes for her clients during her more than two decades as a federal lobbyist, including:

∙ Protecting utilities’ radio spectrum allocations preserving a $90 million company investment in automatic meter reading technology.

∙ Restoring $1.4 billion in annual appropriations (which had been eliminated) for LIHEAP, the federal block grant program which provides funds for state run energy assistance programs.

∙ Passing an amendment into law incenting utilities to sell their electric transmission systems by lengthening the depreciation period for the capitol gains derived from the sale of these assets.