Profile of Joe Sellwood - Cook Girard - Government Affairs, Lobbying and Grassroots Management

Joe Sellwood - Government Affairs Associate
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Joe Sellwood joined Cook Girard Associates in 2013, directly coming off of statewide election campaign efforts and previously working in business to business sales. Sellwood is an important part of the Cook Girard team; working on a variety of issues, analyzing policy and gathering information, educating legislators and coordinating with various stakeholders. Going into his fourth session, he has been a key player in drafting and influencing the passage of critical legislation for his clients. His passion for politics and public policy is helping those inside and outside of the legislative world to better understand the issues that impact Minnesotans.

Sellwood understands the importance of teamwork and commitment, having served six years as an infantryman in the Minnesota Army National Guard. He achieved the rank of sergeant and spent nine months in Kosovo as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, with an honorable discharge in May, 2012. Aside from politics, Sellwood is an assistant varsity football coach at New Life Academy in Woodbury.
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