Party affiliation: Democrat
Conglomerate fellow American Political Science Associates, Washington, 1976-1977. Legislation assistant to Republican Thomas Foley United States House of Representatives, 1976-1977. Assistant to chairman United States House Democratic Caucus, 1977-1980.
Floor assistant Office of House Democratic Whip, 1981-1986, Office of House Democratic Leader, Washington, 1986-1989, senior advisor to Republican Richard A. Gephardt, 1995—2002. Executive director United States House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, 1989-1994, deputy chief of staff, since 2003. Deputy chief of staff to Republican Nancy Pelosi Office of Speaker of the House, since 2007.