Viking Navigation LLC: Guiding you across turbulent and stormy government relations seas.

Viking Navigation LLC (Viking) is a government relations consulting practice representing entrepreneurs and local governments before the White House, federal departments and agencies, and the U.S. Congress.  Viking Principal Adam Nordstrom has 23 years of Capitol Hill, lobbying, election campaign, and state government experience.  Viking will guide your enterprise on a successful voyage as you interact with your elected government.

Viking protects your rights

Protecting and promoting your constitutional rights:  The First Amendment devotes half of its text to guaranteeing “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  In other words: “lobbying.”

In 1793 the bureaucracy was small and each of the 105 U.S. Representatives [2] served roughly 30,000 constituents in a country with a total population—slave and free—of 3.9 million people.

Given those ratios, a lone citizen could persuasively advocate for change, know their congressman, and as late as the 1860s, obtain a meeting with the President by strolling through the front door of the White House.

In 2017, the federal bureaucracy has three times as many officials, employees, contractors, and proxy administrators than the U.S. had people in 1793!  Congress has four times as many Representatives (435 today vs. 105 then) and each represents 20 times as many people (711,000 today vs. 33,000 then).  A paramilitary force of 7,000 with a $2.8 billion budget exists to ensure you never meet your President.

The math is not in your favor!  Acting on your own, your First Amendment right to petition your government is made practically meaningless by the incredible ratios involved.  You need a professional plan.

Bipartisan relationships

Building relationships across political divides: Viking is founded on the premise that bipartisanship is not dead; but it is on life support.  Sustainable success in Washington occurs when differing ideologies work together.  Bipartisanship is much rarer than it should be.  It needs careful planning and professional advocacy to incubate cooperation.  Adam Nordstrom, Viking Principal, will guide you through the day-to-day political food fights to secure lasting and valuable change.

 Adam Nordstrom’s prior bipartisan efforts include service as the Washington representative for three governors from across the political spectrum.  He has secured 2,400 individual endorsements by Members of Congress in the form of “cosponsorships” for bills.  He led seven House bills and six senate bills to a majority support—218 Representatives and 51 Senators—and subsequent enactment of eleven of those initiatives created over $4 billion in value.