Erika Leonard and Jacque Bardgett
John Bardgett & Associates
205 E. Capitol Ave., #100

Trustworthy, Motivated, Organized 

Before joining John Bardgett & Associates, a governmental consulting firm, both Erika Leonard and Jacque Bardgett grew up in close proximity to the political scene in Jefferson City. Erika is a JC native, and she stayed in town to study at Lincoln University while she worked at The Rhoads Company, another political consulting firm, in college. Jacque’s passion for the political process is rooted in her family’s deep history of political involvement. Her father, John Bardgett, founded the company she now works at, and her grandfather was a member of the Missouri Supreme Court.

So, really, the two have more experience than the 16 combined years in governmental consulting they bring to their work at JBA — it’s a profession they’ve been training for their whole lives. 

Erika joined the firm in 2005, and she’s since become a well-known expert on the state budget — she’s a go-to name around the capitol on any budget issue. Jacque officially joined JBA in 2012, and she’s established herself as a consummate example of the JBA philosophy of loyalty and honesty. Both women show the persistence, passion, and dedication to their clients that produce successful outcomes.

But, perhaps most importantly, Erika and Jacque both feel their best years in Missouri politics are still to come. With all their training and background, that would certainly seem to be the case.