Who We Are

About Us

With over 60 years of combined government and advocacy services, the trio at Taylor + Company provides comprehensive government relations services in the local, state, and federal levels. Our three Public Policy Advisors have the reputation of being the premier Lobbyists in Idaho.

Political Acumen

Jesse Taylor, Rich Hahn, and Nate Fisher are well-known and well-respected at the Idaho Legislature. Jesse maintains a close relationship with Legislators year-round. Rich participates in events such as the Idaho Governor’s Cup and is a strong advocate with the influential business association, the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry. Nate’s extensive work with an Idaho Congressman and 4 Idaho Governors provides him with the knowledge of the ins and outs of governing.

Strategic Problem Solving

The Taylor + Company is built on the unique ability to strategically anticipate and address complex problems, providing calculated, creative, and well-executed solutions for their clients. An excellent lobbying team with a robust relationship with their clients make Taylor + Company one of the most respected and effective groups in Idaho, in other states, and in Washington, D.C.

Political DNA

The Idaho Legislature typically runs from January through April, yet our work continues year-round. We take the time to meet with Legislators, Idaho Executive Officers, state agencies, NGOs, and local communities to establish robust and valuable public policy goals.

Our Team

Jesse Taylor

Jesse Taylor concentrates his practice in the areas of government affairs, real property, construction, land-use, transactional and corporate law. Jesse has been lobbying for over a decade. Previously he served in the offices of Butch Otter as a US Congressman and Governor of Idaho. In college, he served as an Eastern Idaho field office staff for US Senator Mike Crapo. After college he served as Government Affairs Director of the Bear Lake Regional Commission, a dual-state regional planning organization. He moved to Boise in 2009 and began his contract lobbying career.

Throughout his lobbying practice he has represented clients in virtually all issue areas including: product regulation; professional licensure and regulation; natural resource protections, use and regulation; health care; finance and appropriations; regulation and administration. A skilled and respected bill drafter, he has personally authored and secured the passage of several complex pieces of legislation throughout his career. His clients include the ArmgaSys, American Bail Coalition, Jacksons Jet Center, Norco, Inc., Bennett Industries, and the Wolverton Family of Companies.

Richard Hahn

Richard L. Hahn (Rich) was the Director of Government Affairs for Idaho Power Company. Idaho Power Company is an Investor-Owned Electric Utility that serves 535,000 customers in southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Mr. Hahn’s responsibilities included coordinating all government affairs activities in Idaho and Oregon, overseeing contract lobbyists and supporting regulatory affairs and local government activities.  In his 41-year career with the company he worked several positions including customer representative/regional operations, distribution facility design, Economic and Business Development, community relations, hydropower operations/relicensing, local government/franchise renewals, business planning and customer satisfaction measurement.

Mr. Hahn has been very active in community organizations and community service. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Idaho United Credit Union, a position he has held for 14 years. In addition, he has served as Board Chairman of Capital Matrix, a Small Business lender and Sage Community Resources, which does community planning and grants for infrastructure. Over the years, Mr. Hahn has held leadership positions with the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club International.  Overlaying his work and community responsibilities, Mr. Hahn served 22 years in the Idaho Air National Guard. His responsibilities included serving as a senior enlisted member and Squadron 1st Sergeant, to earning an Officer Commission and serving as a Services Flight Officer, retiring as a Captain.

Nate Fisher

Nate Fisher graduated from the University of Idaho earning a BA degree in English Literature. Nate began his career working in Washington, D.C. for then-Representative Larry Craig. He returned to Boise and worked as the executive director of a non-profit, grassroots-created 501(c)(3), The Idaho Council on Industry and Environment for four years. Nate took that experience with him to work for Governor Phil Batt, concentrating on energy/environmental issues affecting the State of Idaho. Nate continued to work for the next three Governors in Idaho, Dirk Kempthorne, James Risch, and Butch Otter.

In 2005, Nate joined Governor Otter’s Office of Species Conservation. In August 2007, Nate was confirmed by the Idaho Legislature and became Governor Otter’s Administrator for the Office of Species Conservation, a Cabinet-level position reporting directly to the Governor. Nate remained in that office for six years, managing and distributing a budget of $15 million to farmers, ranchers, and the conservation community on innovative environmental initiatives in Idaho.

Now as a lobbyist, Nate has worked with clients from Verizon, Fluor, American Kidney Fund, Atlanta Gold Corporation, Thunder Mountain Gold, the Dove Foundation, the Idaho Recyclers, and the Professional Bail Agents in Idaho. In 2016, Nate and his wife, Jean, were the founding members of what is now the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition. This coalition has gathered the support of State businesses, leaders, and faith-based communities and has helped to raise the bar for suicide prevention and awareness in Idaho. In the 2016 legislative session, Nate lobbied on behalf of the Coalition for mandated funding the Idaho Suicide Hotline and for a Statewide Office for Suicide Prevention. His efforts resulted in obtaining $960,000 previously unbudgeted dollars for annual statewide suicide prevention and awareness in Idaho.

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