J. William Artist & Associates


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Artist & Associates is an independent political consulting firm, founded in 1986 after Mr. Artist completed three successful terms in the Colorado Legislature. Artist & Associates is a powerful presence at the Capitol, and in political and business circles; a respected source for consultation and analysis, and a creative partner for compelling communication.

For more than 25 years, our firm has earned a reputation of the highest integrity and trust with our clients, legislators, and colleagues. We believe these are the cornerstone of our success. For more in-depth information about Artist & Associates, please feel free to request our media kit.


Meet Our Team


Bill Artist


Mr. Artist began his political career when elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1980. He proceeded to serve three consecutive terms until 1986. During this time, he was elected by his peers to serve as Majority Caucus Chairman, and was appointed Chairman of the Governor's International Trade Council. He won the Leftwich Award in 1982 as the Legislator of the Year, as well as numerous other political awards. Throughout his career, he has developed a reputation for being one of Colorado’s premier lobbyists.


Contact Bill at: bkartist (at) msn.com or 303-881-6649


B.A. in Political Science and Business Finance - Colorado State College

M.A. in Business Administration - University of Northern Colorado


Lacee Artist


Ms. Artist has over a decade of experience with state and federal lobbying.  Prior to joining Artist & Associates, Lacee worked for US Senator Wayne Allard for three years as an Area Representative where she focused on Transportation and Energy Policy.  Additionally, Lacee has experience with campaigns on the Local, State, and Federal Level. She is also an active member of the Denver philanthropic community as well; serving on the boards of Advocacy Denver; Boys Hope, Girls Hope; The Fund for American Studies; and Escuela Tlateloco. Ms. Artist has successfully represented a broad range of client interests throughout her career.


Contact Lacee at: laceeartist (at) gmail.com or 303-319-0556


B.A. in Political Science - University of Arizona




Civic Involvement


Artist & Associates realizes the importance of giving back to our local community. Some of the organizations our principals participate in include:

·       Advocacy Denver

·       Boys Hope, Girls Hope

·       Colorado Boxing Commission

·       Escuela Tlateloco

·       Beacon Center

·       Knights of Columbus

·       Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies

·       The Fund for American Studies




J. William Artist & Associates specializes in the State of Colorado, and has a proven, successful record in:


  • Lobbying
  • Campaign Management
  • Association Management
  • Public Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • PAC Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Opposition Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Executive Branch Procurement


We have been very successful in coordinating joint ventures with local government entities and well as the federal government.  JWA takes great pride in representing our clients with the highest of professional standards, the utmost of integrity and trust; and an exceptional rate of success.


J. William Artist & Associates has successfully represented clients in almost every area of government including;


  • Banking
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Care
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Engineering
  • Hotel and Lodging
  • Small Business
  • Transportation
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Telecommunications
  • Economic Development
  • Juvenile Justice
  • School Finance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Tourism
  • Recreation
  • Restaurants
  • School Finance
  • Higher Education
  • Corporate Interest
  • Professional Liability
  • Land use






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