The Tom Clark Solutions Team has over 120 years of combined experience in government affairs. Together, we have represented a variety of different interests and disciplines, all with success. Our strengths are our work ethic and credibility with Legislators, their staffs and others at all levels of government with whom we deal. 
Tom Clark

Tom Clark


For more than 20 years, Tom has provided non-legal government and public affairs services on behalf of his clients before federal, state, and local governments and regulatory agencies. He has also managed numerous local and statewide political campaigns for candidates and ballot related initiatives.

As the owner of Tom Clark Solutions, he provides a full spectrum of services to assist clients in achieving their business and political goals. Tom understands how to build relationships and devise strategies to get companies the results they seek whether it’s lobbying before local, state and federal governments, regulatory environments, business-to-business networking or political and community support for a business, project or campaign. Tom also provides expert public relations services for clients and strategic consulting for community education campaigns as well as state and local political campaigns.
Paul Young



Prior to becoming a partner at Tom Clark Solutions, Paul Young was the Deputy Director of Government Affairs at R&R Partners. He managed a diverse range of clients, advocating for them at the state and local levels. Paul has been active representing clients in the healthcare, gaming, mining, transportation, education, and emerging technologies sectors and successfully navigated his clients through several regular and special sessions of the Nevada Legislature.

Formerly a Deputy of the Criminal Division of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Paul prosecuted felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor cases as well as conducted civil litigation.

Paul attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and law school in San Diego. Upon earning his juris doctor, he clerked for the Honorable Scott N. Freeman in the Second Judicial District in Nevada, and Governor Brian Sandoval in the U.S. District Court in Nevada.

Paul is a Reno Native and an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, fishing and traveling.
Shelly Capurro



Shelly is a native Nevadan and has been surrounded by politics and elections since childhood. She has vast experience representing a diverse group of clients before the Nevada Legislature and various northern Nevada local government entities. Shelly served as Associate Director of Legislative Affairs for nearly a decade for a prominent Nevada law firm.

Shelly has been committed to the community and philanthropic efforts in Nevada since attaining her degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has continued her service with various organizations such as St. Vincent’s Dining Room, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, serving on a PTA Board with the Washoe County School District, serving as Parliamentarian as a board member of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of National Charities League, and has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, she is participating in the process of becoming a mentor for foster children in Washoe County, an exciting opportunity to extend her service to children in need.

Keith Lee



Keith Lee has been involved in politics virtually his entire life. His introduction to politics was in 1952 when he accompanied his father, who was walking door-to door for Alan Bible, who was then running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. He co-managed Ralph Denton's campaign for U. S. House of Representative in 1964, supervised Governor Grant Sawyer's northern Nevada campaign office in 1966, managed Dick Bryan's campaign for Governor in 1982 and has served in fund-raising and advisory capacities for several local, state (including legislative) and federal campaigns.

His first session as a lobbyist was 1983, where he served as a lobbyist for Governor Dick Bryan with responsibility for the passage of his budget. Over the '85 '87 and '89 sessions, he lobbied for the Wildlife Commission of which he was a member and then Chair. In 1991 and continuing to the present, he has represented Southwest Airlines at the Legislature.

From 1970 to 2001, he maintained an active law practice; his lobbying activities were on an "as-needed" basis. In 2001, he became a full-time lobbyist and has lobbied full time at each Session since 2001.
Zoe Houghton

Zoë Houghton

Government Affairs Manager

Zoë Houghton joined the firm in 2020 after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Mathematics. During Legislative Sessions, Zoë is pivotal for providing research for our clients, tracking hundreds of bills and watching countless committee hearings. When the Legislature is not in session, she is tracking public meetings across all of Nevada in all fields of all government levels, ranging from the Governor’s Office to local town advisory board meetings. She also provides the firm essential information technology services, skills she picked up during her studies in mechanical engineering and computer science. 

Zoë is a Sparks native and enjoys spending time in Nevada's great outdoors, golfing, snowboarding, and spoiling her two kitties. 

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