Brooks Campion

Brooks Campion

Lobbyist

Brooks Campion

Lobbyist

  • Overview

    Biography

    Brooks Campion lobbies the state legislature and administrative agencies on behalf of a variety of private corporations, insurance and financial institutions, utilities, professional and trade organizations, and nonprofit entities.

    She joined the Government Relations Group in 1999, following service as a court planner with the Connecticut judicial branch's Office of Alternative Sanctions, where she was instrumental in the development of numerous special dockets of the Superior Court, including Connecticut's first Community Court and Juvenile Drug Court, located in Hartford.

    She also served as a policy aide to the House Democratic Caucus under the leadership of the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, with responsibility for galvanizing members and their constituencies to advance leadership's priority legislation. In addition, she directed three campaigns for state representatives and contributed her time to special elections throughout Connecticut.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Energy

      • Working closely with a major natural gas distribution company on the siting and permitting of infrastructure expansions in the state. Has consulted on all levels of project development, from preliminary outreach and grassroots organizing to formal reports associated with the National Environmental Policy Act Pre-Filing Process in pursuit of approval for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
      • Energy

      • Succeeded in amending the law that dictates the eligibility criteria for renewable energy resource classification, which is a critical component in the procurement of renewable energy supply and in the health of the marketplace for the expansion of new resources. By narrowing the criteria to ensure that only truly renewable energy resources (i.e., wind, solar, fuel cells, hydropower, sustainable biomass) can be counted as Class I, those resources are eligible for premium commodity value under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) trading program. Amending the existing law had the effect of increasing the value of Connecticut Class I renewable energy resource-assigned RECs from $9 to almost $50.
      • Other Experiences

      • Developed allies among legislators on behalf of a nonprofit historic preservation entity to adopt legislation to transfer the care and control of the Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut, from the City of Hartford to the State of Connecticut's legislative branch. The Old State House is one of the last three in the nation to be owned by the host city and is among the oldest. The Connecticut General Assembly will negotiate a lease with the City for a period of up to 99 years and will provide funding for its care and operation as an education center.
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Association of Connecticut Lobbyists
      President
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      InterCommunity Mental Health Group of East Hartford
      Past Member of Board of Directors

      Smith College
      Past Member of Board of Trustees

      Rocky Hill Democratic Town Committee
      Past Member

      Camp Takumta, Marlborough, Connecticut
      Past Counselor for children affected by HIV and AIDS