Cascade Government Affairs

We’ve built a reputation on the unshakeable belief that a strong education system and sound economic policies will benefit the lives and work opportunities for all residents of the state of Washington.

Our partnership combines legal knowledge, public policy expertise, and an extensive political network throughout the state to help our clients achieve their legislative and regulatory goals.

Charlie Brown has worked in the public policy arena for over 30 years. He is an attorney by training and has been a registered lobbyist in Washington State since 1992. His early career included working as a staff member in the United States House of Representatives and as a state government lobbyist for Washington Natural Gas Company. He founded Cascade Government Affairs with Margaret Brown in 1997.

He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Association of Washington Business. He has served in leadership positions for several organizations, including a number of non-profit charitable boards. In his free time, Charlie enjoys golf, skiing, hiking and traveling around the world.

Education: J.D. Seattle University School of Law, '92. B.A. University of Oregon, '86

Margaret Lane Brown started her career working for the Honorable Daniel J. Evans in the United States Senate. She then worked for several Washington State Senators, including former Senate Majority Leader Honorable Jeannette Hayner. Her years of staff work created the basis upon which she launched a successful public policy consulting career.

In addition to her working career, Margaret has served her community in various capacities, including as board member and President of Associated Ministries, and as a board member and President of St. Patrick Catholic School Commission. In her free time, Margaret enjoys spending time at the beach, working out, and baking sourdough bread.

Education: B.A. University of Washington '87

Kathleen Brown

Executive Operations Associate

A graduate of the University of Redlands, Kathleen combines years of event planning and executive organizational skills in her administrative role.


Senior Policy Associate

A graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in environmental economics, Casey focuses on energy and environmental related policy issues.

Casey Brown, Cascade Government Affairs