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Government Relations, Political Consulting & Event Management


Thornton Buckeye Group is an Ohio based lobbying firm that offers executive and legislative lobbying services at all levels of government. Lobbying, issue advocacy and political consulting are our core competencies; however, we also offer clients an array of services aimed at strengthening their relationships with public officials, developing legislative strategies and raising their political profiles. 

Our Services

Thornton Buckeye Group offers clients the following public policy services:


  • Direct Face to Face Lobbying

  • Local, State & Federal Issue Advocacy

  • Strategic Legislative Plan Development

  • Event and Meeting Management 

  • Effective Coalition Building 

  • Public Policy Analysis and Creation of Position Papers for Educating Stakeholders

  • Track and Monitor Legislation

  • Identify Opportunities for Clients to Influence Legislation

  • Counsel on Political Issues and Campaigns 

Meet Our President

Crystal M. C. Davis

Crystal M. C. Davis is the Founder and President of the Ohio based consulting firm, Thornton Buckeye Group. She is an accomplished professional with over a decade of experience working in all levels of government.


Among a number of academic awards, Crystal is a nationally recognized advocate for federal TRIO programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Most recently, Crystal served as the Federal Relations Director for Kent State University’s (KSU) Office of Government & Community Relations.  She led the creation of the Washington, D.C. based Office of Federal Relations. She has extensive experience in government and external affairs having also worked for KSU's Office of State Government Relations in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Crystal has a successful track record of developing local, state and federal strategic legislative initiatives, coalition building, and engagement of internal and external stakeholders. 


Crystal M.C. Davis is an alumna of Kent State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and founder of The Ohio Young Black Democrats- the first organization of its kind in the country. Crystal currently resides in Northeast Ohio with her husband Jade and daughter Haven. 

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