After over 30 years of experience at the Oklahoma State Capitol as a legislator and a government affairs lobbyist I believe I have the knowledge to represent clients with the utmost success. Strong Governmental Affairs Consulting is most effective with four basic principles. Trust, Relationships, Knowledge of the process, and Follow-up to details. Jim Dunlap Consultants, LLC, can deliver these principles on behalf of my clients. Having served 16 years in the Oklahoma Legislature, (eight in the House of Representatives and eight in the State Senate), I know that I can use my existing relationships with Legislators, Agency Directors, and other elected officials from mayors to members of congress to influence legislation and to consult in election and referendum issues.

Serving in Republican Leadership in both chambers of the legislature, and with the State Chamber of Commerce I have the experience of the process, and the relationships from both sides of the aisle to be effective on behalf of my clients. I have continued my belief in trust as a private sector advisor as I had when I served in a publicly elected office, many times the business community has to be at the table for good government to succeed.

Having served as the National Chairman in 2002 of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the largest bi-partisan legislative organization in the country, I have experience and existing relationships with legislators in all 50 states. ALEC participation provides information on issues and access to key legislators around the country. It is an organization I continue to be a member of since my transition from the public sector to the private sector. I believe involvement in ALEC is a great asset for me as well as my clients. While I will primarily be based in and concerned with issues in Oklahoma, I can use my network of contacts all over the country to provide assistance in any state a client may have interests in.

Our Team


Legislative Accomplishments

  • Taxpayers Network Inc., U.S. Delegate to International Economic Development Summit, Ireland
  • American Legislative Exchange Council, U.S. Delegate to European Union Exchange, Belgium
  • National Conference of State Legislators' National Conference Panelist, "Telecommunications"
  • Victims' Rights, House Bill 2271, allowing victims' families to testify in a capital murder case in the sentencing hearing
  • Workers' Compensation Reform, House Bill 1476
  • Delegate to the Republican National Convention
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders, U. S. State Department Delegate, Australia
  • ALEC National Orientation Conference Speaker, "Training for New Legislators"
  • ALEC Annual Meeting Conference Speaker, "Ozone Transport Assessment Group"
  • Fraternity Hazing, House Bill 1906, prohibiting hazing activities against any organization and prohibiting the endangerment of children


Service Citations

  • Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, Appreciation Award
  • Oklahoma State Troopers Association, Legislator of the Year
  • Oklahoma Higher Education Council, Friend of Higher Education Award
  • State Government Affairs Council, Outstanding Leader Award
  • Oklahoma Association of Health Underwriters, Legislator of the Year
  • Bartlesville Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Oklahoma Jaycees, Outstanding Young Oklahoman
  • Victims' Advocate of the Year, Washington County
  • Oklahoma District Attorneys, Appreciation Award
  • Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Governor's Lifetime Award, OK Jaycees Recipient


Community Service

  • Member, Oklahoma City Club 29 Rotary
  • Member, Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Bartlesville, Class II President
  • Leadership Oklahoma, Class V
  • Bartlesville Jaycees, Club President



  • Masters in Business Administration, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Drury College, Springfield, Missouri
  • Sooner High School, Bartlesville, Oklahoma



  • Golf, Former Club Professional

Client List

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

1401 Eye Street, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

American Airlines

4333 Amon Carter Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76155

American Council Engineering

201 NE 27th St. Suite 135
OKC, OK 73105

The Capitol Group

2006 Morning Dew Trail
Norman, OK 73072

Ciox Health

515 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

Compsource Oklahoma

1901 Walnut
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Cox Communications

6301 Waterford Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Ok 73118

Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly Corporate Center
Indianapolis, IN 46285

Exxon Mobil Corporation

1005 Congress, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701

Gainwell Technologies

515 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

LegalShield Inc.

One Pre-Paid Way
Ada, OK 74820

Majority Plus, LLC

211 N. Robinson Ave. 12th Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Mid-Size City Coalition

100 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Gas & Electric

P.O. Box 321
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Oklahoma State Medical Association

601 Northwest Grand Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Phillips 66

205 NW 63rd Street, Suite 160
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

PHRMA Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

1100 Fifteenth Street
NW Washington, DC 20005

Tenaska INC.

1044 N. 115th St. Suite 400
Omaha, NB 68154