Stephen Rubis

Stephen Rubis joined the firm in January 2022. Prior to joining the firm, he had 14 years of legislative experience as the top House Republican staffer on the Taxes and Property Tax Committees. He is most proud of his work around student loan relief and 529 college savings plans. Stephen brings a wealth of both legislative and political knowledge, helping clients in their pursuits at the Capitol.

Stephen graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. Stephen married his wife Bethany in 2016 and they have two children: Stephen and Lola. When not busy chasing them around or working, Stephen can be found at one of Minnesota’s many golf courses, on a lake fishing, or hunting in the fall.

Beginning early in the environmental review process, the Almeida team worked closely with a client to help them secure more than a dozen necessary permits. At every step in the regulatory process, Almeida Public Affairs assisted the client in communication, legislative efforts, and work with state and federal agencies to helped secure first of its kind permits.

Environmental Permitting

Cristine Almeida chaired the Board of Directors for the Minnesotans United for All Families campaign, the first campaign in the nation to defeat a same-sex marriage ban constitutional amendment. The Board was comprised of a broad coalition of diverse political parties, advocacy groups and national organizations, which all worked in tandem to oppose the amendment. The campaign raised over $12 million and executed the largest grassroots and communications plan in Minnesota's history to defeat the measure.

Campaign to Defeat Same-Sex Marriage Ban Constitutional Amendment

Almeida Public Affairs played a key role in lobbying for passage of the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment and also played a pivotal role in leading and coordinating efforts of the large coalition of environmental and other organizations to advocate for its passage. This successful outcome required a broad range of capabilities, from legislative lobbying to coalition management and campaign communications strategy.

Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment