ILBA LEGISLATIVE NEWS //

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Russell Westerberg
Lobbyist
russ@westerbergassoc.com

Russell has served in the U.S. Army and the Idaho Legislature. As a former member of the House Revenue & Taxation Committee, Westerberg has been recognized as an industry expert in tax policy. He served as the President of Associated Taxpayers for nine years before establishing Westerberg & Associates in 1987. On behalf of his clients, Westerberg has written and secured the passage of many amendments to Idaho tax, energy, tourism, aviation, liquor, hospitality, natural resource and gambling laws. Westerberg and his wife Diane are both licensed pilots and aircraft owners. They live in Boise, Idaho and have three grown children and nine grandchildren. Westerberg is a member of AOPA and the Idaho Aviation Association. He serves on the Board of the Governors’ Cup, and is a past president of the Boise Gun Club. Both he and Diane enjoy competitive clay target shooting.

Brody Aston, Associate
Westerberg & Associate
brody@westerbergassoc.com

Brody Aston has an extensive knowledge of Idaho Politics on the local, state and federal level. Aston has worked on many political campaigns in Idaho ranging from local issues to Statewide offices. Aston worked as Finance Director for Congressman Lavbrador's Campaign and as Campaign Manager for Congressman Simpson. He has extensive experience in campaign strategy, message development, polling, building grassroot networks, media strategy, advertising placement, voter databases, field operations, campaign finance, personal and vendor management. Brody has spent the last 5 years lobbying in Idaho Legislature and Executive Branch ranging from Fortune 500 compaines to local associations and nonprofits. He has experience in energy, education, technology, tax policy, corrections, state budgeting, health care, water resources, state purchasing and natural resources. Aston and his wife Jessica live in Boise and enjoy hiking, camping, biking, and Kayaking.