Jonathan brings 10 years of federal government affairs and public policy experience to Townsend Public Affairs. Jonathan’s experience includes shaping federal and state policy through analysis and drafting legislation. Although his expertise is rooted in transportation policy, he has also spent time addressing challenges in areas such as economic and tax issues, healthcare, and military and veteran initiatives.
Since joining TPA, Jonathan has kept clients abreast of relevant policy and legislation before Congress. He uses his extensive experience and expertise to positively shape the federal legislative process in Washington with the intent to provide tangible results for clients.
- Jonathan has leveraged his relationships to help create and implement legislative strategies to advance our clients priorities. He recently worked with staff of Transportation Committee to identify $40 million in available Water Resources Development Act funding for our client the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency for their SNIP Phase II Project. He has worked to obtain support for the project from Congressman John Garamendi, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Congressman Harley Rouda, Congressman Salud Carbajal, Congressman TJ Cox, and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.
- Jonathan’s previous experience working for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has helped him develop close working relationships with the committee leadership. He has worked with Committee Chairman Congressman Peter DeFazio, Aviation Subcommittee Chair Congressman Rick Larsen, Highways Subcommittee Chair Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Water Subcommittee Chair Grace Napolitano on transportation policy such as the Transportation Workforce Modernization Act and H.R 1917. Additionally, Jonathan has worked with staff members of leadership for the Committee on Appropriations for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding priorities incorporated into H.R. 267.
Before joining TPA, Jonathan worked in various roles in the US House of Representatives, the US Department of Transportation, the Executive Officer of the President, and in the California State Assembly.
Jonathan graduated from American University where he received a Master of Public Administration and Policy and Morehouse College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
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