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Chester Baldwin

Mr. Baldwin is a lobbyist and attorney in private practice at Baldwin Legal Group, PLLC representing clients at the Legislature and with agencies of government.  He has built strong relationships with lawmakers in House and Senate Leadership and members of each caucus to facilitate the priorities of his clients.   Mr. Baldwin’s business experience along with his degrees in Healthcare, Finance, Business Computer Information Systems, and Law make him uniquely positioned to facilitate unified solutions on a broad range of client issues.  He routinely facilitates meetings with lawmakers, reviews and drafts legislation, and testifies before the Legislature. 

Mr. Baldwin graduated from the University of Washington Foster School of Business with Honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Business Computer Information Systems and concurrently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine.  After graduating, he worked as a financial analyst and healthcare consultant for Mercer Human Resource Consulting before attending Seattle University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate, graduating with Honors.  Mr. Baldwin is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Thurston & Pierce County Bar Associations and is also admitted to practice in Federal Court.

Mr. Baldwin has worked in private practice in Olympia for over a decade after beginning his career as a Rule 9 Prosecutor with the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  Baldwin Legal Group specializes in protecting clients’ rights including work on business, property rights, and select criminal cases.  He also represents homeless youth in Juvenile Court pro bono.

As a lobbyist in Olympia, Mr. Baldwin represents a diverse group of clients, associations, and industries dedicated to serving their members.  In fact, with his lobbying partner Mark Gjurasic, Chester provides lobbying and legal services to more real estate industries and associations than any other lobbyist in the state of Washington.  His real estate lobbying clients include: The international shopping center industry; The state commercial office building industry; A commercial developers association; A statewide landlord association, The state self-storage association, WA Habitat for Humanity, and several others.  Mr. Baldwin works with lawmakers, state agencies, and county and city governments to solve his client’s issues and protect their industries from burdensome regulation and tax consequences.

Mr. Baldwin represents Habitat for Humanity pro bono at the legislature and regularly defends juvenile and veteran cases pro bono. He is an Eagle Scout and has volunteered with Boy Scouts of America. 

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