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Ramsey, Farrar & Bates adds to government relations team

NASHVILLE, TN — Ramsey, Farrar & Bates has hired Matt Russell to join its government relations team. Formerly of the Ingram Group, Russell is a respected political strategist and government relations professional who has represented clients at the local, state and federal levels.

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Matt Russell

“I have known Matt since he worked on his first Senate campaign,” says former Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, founding member of Ramsey, Farrar & Bates. “Matt was a critical member of our Senate political team and a valued legislative staff member. He is a great addition to our firm.”

Prior to joining the Ingram Group, Russell ran several campaigns across the state of Tennessee. In 2016, he managed Sen. Steve Dickerson to a 12-point victory over his Democratic opponent in a district President Donald Trump lost. Russell served in multiple roles with the state Senate, including as research analyst to the Senate’s Transportation and Safety Committee.

“We are excited to welcome Matt to our team at Ramsey, Farrar & Bates,” says Russell Farrar, founding partner of Nashville-based Farrar & Bates, and general counsel and lobbyist for Tennessee REALTORS. “Matt has years of legislative and political experience that will serve our clients well.”

In 2018, Ramsey brought his wealth of knowledge on state government and the legislative process to the well-established law and government relations firm, Farrar & Bates, to create its lobbying affiliate, Ramsey, Farrar & Bates, LLC. The firm represents a multitude of clients covering issues such as health care, local government, education, business, procurement and public safety. In addition to Ramsey and Farrar, the firm includes lobbyists Ross Smith and Addison Russell. Visit for more information.

Published September 29, 2018

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