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Monument Advocacy Expands West Coast Public Affairs Practice

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April 17, 2019
Contact: Stacey Hutchinson,

Monument Advocacy Expands West Coast
Public Affairs Practice

Adds Jess Honcoop to Enhance Communications Capabilities

Seattle, WA – Monument Advocacy today announced that it has expanded its West Coast presence by adding Jess Honcoop, a skilled political professional with almost a decade of experience in public affairs and communications. Jess will serve as Legislative and Public Affairs Manager out of Monument’s Seattle office. Tim Punke and John Murray lead Monument’s team in Seattle.

“Adding more experience and talent to our team will increase the level of service for all of our clients in all three of our offices,” said Stewart Verdery, CEO and founder of Monument Advocacy. “We are excited to add Jess to a team that is growing to meet expanding opportunities.”

Jess comes to the firm after spending almost a decade in campaigns and legislative offices across the northwest providing policy, communications and legislative support in addition to news writing for business-focused online publications. Most recently, he created and launched Forge Washington to develop local leadership and improve targeted messaging in Washington State. Prior to Forge, he served as communications lead in the Washington State Senate for several senators representing multiple regions and policy fields.

“Monument’s focus on clients and creative solutions matches my style of service,” said Honcoop. “I’m thrilled to be working with a great team and amazing clients.”


Monument Advocacy (Monument) is a bipartisan government relations, strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm which has been recognized by publications such as The Hill, The Washington Post, Politico, and Recode as one of the premier advocacy firms in the country.