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Capitol South Welcomes Longtime Kentucky Political Operative Michael Pape

— October 24, 2023

Capitol South represents numerous clients in the agriculture, energy and environment, and appropriations spaces.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Capitol South, LLC, a Washington, D.C. -based lobbying and public affairs firm is pleased to welcome Michael Pape as an Associate at the organization. Pape brings over 30 years federal, state and local government experience to Capitol South.

Pape received his Master’s in American Politics from the University of Akron and its Ray Bliss Institute of Applied Politics with an emphasis in campaign management, lobbying, politics and the media, polling, and Congress. Mr. Pape served as the Political Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky and as District Director for U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield, R-KY-01, for 22 years, where he worked alongside Capitol South Founder and President Marty Irby, during his time as Whitfield’s Communications Director and Legislative Aide. Michael Pape is a distinguished public speaker on energy, healthcare, national defense, agriculture, economic, transportation, and education issues.

Most recently, Pape served in the private sector as the Director of Business Development for VillageMD a National provider of primary and specialty healthcare in the value-based care and accountable care organization space.  Pape’s philosophy is to make a difference for the better in all things and appreciate the different perspectives that individuals bring to the arena of advocacy for public policy and the legislative process. Pape also served as Director of Corporate Development for a national security company prior to working in Congress.

“I’m honored to join the team at Capitol South and I look forward to delivering the highest quality service for our clients,” said Michael Pape. “Elevating their voice in government and meeting their needs and goals through integrity, innovation, and experience are top priorities of mine. I am confident that our team will be successful and drive meaningful results for our clients.”

“We’re elated to have Pape join our team and I’m excited to be working with him again – there’s no more persistent a human being I’ve ever met than Mike and he brings that persistence with humility, experience, and integrity towards finding a path that yields results for all parties involved,” said Marty Irby, President & CEO at Capitol South, LLC.

Currently, Capitol South represents numerous clients in the agriculture, energy and environment, and appropriations spaces, including the Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association, Competitive Markets Action, Organization for Competitive Markets, and Environmental Working Group to name a few.

Capitol South logo; courtesy of Capitol South.
Capitol South logo; courtesy of Capitol South.

Capitol South, LLC is a Washington D.C. firm specializing in lobbying and public relations, working at both the state and federal level. Utilizing proven strategies and solutions, the firm’s areas of expertise include the agriculture and environmental sectors.

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