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Our Team

Pursuit Advocacy is known for carrying out strategic action plans successfully by recognizing the personalities, processes, timing and political and personal circumstances of key decisionmakers. These efforts reflect the everchanging process that is the state government pursuit. While we are confident in the strength of important state and local relationships, our continually updated detailed plans and quality client service differentiates us from others.  That combined with our persistence and perseverance make for many successful pursuits. 

Laura Jan Kuller, Esquire

Founder and Principal

With over a decade working in the General Assembly as majority and minority legislative leadership staff, including her last post as chief of staff to a House Majority Leader, Laura enjoys working with old and new friends in the legislature.  She loves the challenges of legislative parliamentary and procedural issues and trying to encourage unlikely allies to become legislative supporters. Her governmental affairs work as a partner with a large law firm in Harrisburg and as counsel to former Gov. Tom Ridge’s lobbying firm were important experiences where she successfully worked for clients with complex policy, legislative, procurement and regulatory matters in Pennsylvania state and local government.

In just the last year, Laura was recognized by City & State’s “Pennsylvania Power 100” list along with many current legislative leaders, the Governor, and several state row officers. She also was named to the Central Penn Business Journal’s “Power 30 Law & Lobbyists” list in 2022. Over the years, she has been recognized several times by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, honored by Harrisburg Magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers in Central Pennsylvania,” and as one of Pennsylvania’s 50 most politically influential leaders by PolitickerPA.com’s Power List.

 

As important as her Pursuit work is, her #1 pursuit these days is enjoying an empty nest and watching her youngest daughter’s college soccer games with her husband.

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Tracy Evens

Client Services

Tracy’s time working in the Pennsylvania Senate for a Republican senator and with a large statewide trade association has taught her a lot, including how to laugh through certain challenges and work with legislators and administration decision-makers to schedule, plan, and coordinate important meetings and events. She loves the opportunity to stay in touch with her friends working in the Capitol. Tracy’s client focused service is legendary and ensures that other members of the team are able to meet and spend time with key state decision-makers and influencers who can assist in directing clients toward meeting their state government goals.

 

As important as her Pursuit work is, her #1 pursuit these days is playing tennis and spending time with her granddaughter.

Pursuit is fortunate to have Debbie running a tight ship managing Pursuit’s back office, including administrative and bookkeeping services. Debbie is the liaison to clients on administrative matters and she helps ensure that clients have the information they need from Pursuit regarding taxes, accounting, contracts, lobby disclosure, and campaign finance filing services. With a background in economics and multiple degrees from Lafayette College and Columbia University, Debbie brings decades worth of experience to Pursuit. She is thrilled to join Pursuit after spending the last 12 years as the office manager for a top Harrisburg law firm.

 

As important as her Pursuit work is, her #1 pursuit will always be spending time with her husband and three children, and going to Rehoboth with her two dogs, Lewey and Hobey.

Administration & Bookkeeping 

Debbie Perry

Stephanie Watkins

Founder and Principal, Cleverly
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With experience as Pennsylvania House majority legislative leadership staff, contract lobbyist, and lead state government advocate for a large, complex, and sophisticated statewide trade association, Stephanie has successfully navigated the halls of Harrisburg’s Capitol Building. Although her vantage has changed, her commitment to thorough, thoughtful, and professional groundwork that paves the way for advocacy success remains strong. Stephanie’s experience has taught her that no one is an island, differing opinions make you better, and a lot of hard work happens outside of the Capitol. For these reasons, Stephanie and Cleverly are critical strategic partners to Pursuit Advocacy.

 

As important as her Pursuit work is, her #1 pursuit these days is trying to wear out her three Jack Russell Terriers.

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