First Capitol Advisors, LLC
First Capitol Advisors, LLC is a trusted Missouri government relations firm built on the core principles of trust, ethics, and commitment to our clients. Founded by former Missouri Senate President Pro-Tem Tom Dempsey, First Capitol Advisors specializes in legislative and regulatory lobbying, issue advocacy, and coalition building at the state and local levels across the Show-Me state. We are based in St. Charles, home to Missouri's first State Capitol.
Tom Dempsey has over 20 years of experience on the public and private side of Missouri politics. He was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the Senate President Pro-Tem and remains the only lawmaker in state history to serve as Majority Floor Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri State Senate. Since leaving office in 2015, Tom has established himself as a trusted advisor on high profile issues for corporate and not-for-profit clients and coalitions.
What We Do
"Tom is a problem solver who understands the process and knows what it takes to get your priorities across the finish line"
Deputy Director of Government Affairs at K12