Erin Graefe Dorton

Erin Graefe Dorton

Managing Director

202.530.4707

PRACTICE AREAS:
Public & Political Affairs, Tech/Telecom

Erin Graefe Dorton focuses on lobbying and government relations for Prime Policy Group clients on a wide range of issues. She has extensive Capitol Hill relationships, including with the House Democratic Leadership. For over 25 years, Erin has worked one-on-one with Members of the House Democratic Leadership and their key staff, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, as well as incoming Committee Chairs Richard Neal (House Ways and Means), Frank Pallone (House Energy and Commerce), and Nita Lowey (House Appropriations).

Prime Points

Prime Points

  • Ran fundraising leadership programs for Members of Congress
  • 10 years as lead fundraiser for the Democratic Party in conjunction with Members of Congress on Key Committees in the House of Representatives and Leadership
  • Extensive experience in building relationships and navigating issues of importance between Congressional offices, local governments, and the corporate community
Differentiating Skills

Differentiating Skills

  • Strong relationships with Democrats in both the House and the Senate
  • Speaks French
  • Fundraising Consultant, having served as a political fundraiser for 13 years
  • PAC Management & Strategic Giving advisor
Past Experience

Past Experience

  • Vice President at the Glover Park Group
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Convention Director 2000
  • Consultant to Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for Convention 2004
  • Special Assistant to then Democratic Unity ’98 Chairperson, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Education

Education

  • BA (History)- Boston College
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Erin was an au pair in France after college
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Erin Graefe Dorton focuses on lobbying and government relations for Prime Policy Group clients on a wide range of issues. She has extensive Capitol Hill relationships, including with the House Democratic Leadership. For over 25 years, Erin has worked one-on-one with Members of the House Democratic Leadership and their key staff, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, as well as incoming Committee Chairs Richard Neal (House Ways and Means), Frank Pallone (House Energy and Commerce), and Nita Lowey (House Appropriations).

In addition, Erin has a track record of working with nearly every Democratic Member of the House of Representatives while at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and as a lobbyist, including recent freshmen, and extensive experience in building relationships between Congressional offices and the corporate community.

Prior to joining Prime Policy Group’s predecessor firm Timmons and Company, Erin spent four years as a Vice President at the Glover Park Group where she represented the firm’s corporate, non-profit, and trade association clients with a focus on aviation, telecom, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Before joining the Glover Park Group, she served at the DCCC for ten years in various key political, fundraising, and corporate outreach roles. While at the DCCC, Erin worked with virtually every Democratic Member of the House of Representatives and particularly closely with members of the leadership and key committees.

A graduate of Boston College, Erin lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband, Patrick, her daughters Lily and Eliza and her son Logan.

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