Jenni Purdue

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Prior to the formation J & J Legislative, LLC with Jennifer Ross in 2011, Jenni worked with Paula Johnson Purdue starting in 2007.  In addition to her work with Paula Johnson Purdue, Jenni has also assisted other lobbying firms such as Government Affairs Specialists, Inc. with Alice Phillips and Loretta Durbin, as well as Larry Stuffle Consutling with Larry Stuffle.  Jenni has a long history of working in coalitons to achieve client's legislative goals, and is very connected to many of the non-profit, health, education and environmental coalitons active in Illinois politics. With almost 20 years of experience as a lobbyist in Springfield, Jenni has represented many clients in a variety of field.  Most notably non-profit, education (Pre-K-Higher Ed), environment, social justice, municipal, health and human services fields.  In this capacity, she has countless experiences following the legislative process from conception of a bill, passage in the GA, to getting the bill signed by the Governor, as well as working with JCAR and state agencies during the rules process.  Starting in college, Jenni volunteered on many political campaigns - including State Wide, US Senate, Congressional, State Senate, State Representative, and Aldermanic races.  In 2009-2010 she was Campaign Manager for the successful campaign of Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson. She continues to volunteer on numerous campaigns.  Always looking forward to taking on new challenges, Jenni looks forward to assisting new clients with their Illinois legislative needs.