Larry Werner joins mCapitol Management as a Senior Vice President. He brings extensive experience in both the public and private policy sectors.
Until 1999, Mr. Werner worked as the Legislative Director and Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, currently the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and helped manage three of Mr. Reid's four Senate campaigns. On Capitol Hill, Mr. Werner oversaw all legislative activity of the 16-member issues staff of the Senator's office, as well as the Senator's committee work, including the Defense Appropriations and the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittees. He also handled environmental matters while working with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Mr. Werner was also Senator Reid's representative to the Senate Democratic Leadership.
Mr. Werner currently represents several national trade groups on healthcare, consumer protection and energy issues. He also works with first-tier auto suppliers, Native American Tribes and advanced technology companies.
Mr. Werner began his career as a journalist in 1979 with the Associated Press in Salt Lake City, and later became a political and investigative reporter for the largest daily newspaper in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal. From 1987 to 1991, he worked as an investigative reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before being hired by Senator Reid to work in the United States Senate.
Mr. Werner earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He resides in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and daughter.more » « less