Julia Donnelly

Vice President

Julia Donnelly joined Almeida Public Affairs in December 2016. She comes to the firm after serving as Political and Legislative Director for Minnesota’s largest construction union, where she oversaw public policy operations in three Midwestern states. She has also managed a successful congressional campaign and worked on Capitol Hill. Julia brings a unique set of skills, and is dedicated to consistent communication, relationship building, and strategic advising. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Email: Julia@AlmeidaPA.com
Phone: P: 651.253.5421

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