Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Managing Director


Education, Hospitality, State/Local Government, Tech/Telecom

Paul specializes in overcoming procedural, political, and legislative challenges in the U.S. Senate. He advises clients in the telecommunications, local government, energy, and travel and tourism sectors, among others. He also helps coordinate Prime’s marketing and outreach efforts and is treasurer of the firm’s political action committee.

Prime Points

Prime Points

  • 30 years of broad-based public affairs experience in Washington and state government.
  • Developed a menu of politically feasible “pay-fors” for a U.S. destination marketing proposal and helped successfully shepherd legislation enacting that proposal into law.
  • Provided issues advice to successful Democratic Senate and Presidential campaigns.
  • Helped the American subsidiary of a global biotechnology company establish and staff a Washington office and provided ongoing counsel and support to that office.
Differentiating Skills

Differentiating Skills

  • Strongly-versed in Senate parliamentary procedure.
  • Maintains close contacts with Senate Democratic leadership operations.
  • Extensive experience advising coalitions inside and outside government.
  • PAC management, fundraising and political strategy.
Past Experience

Past Experience

  • Floor Assistant to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD)
  • Domestic Policy Advisor to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee under Senators Daschle, Mitchell (D-ME), Reid (D-NV). and Dorgan (D-NV)
  • Research Director, 1992 Re-Elect Campaign of U.S. Senator Tom Daschle
  • Legislative Assistant, Texas Governor Ann Richards
  • Research Assistant, Congressional Quarterly Magazine


  • BA – Kenyon College, Ohio
  • MPAff – Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

  • Paul played seven seasons of college rugby (fall and spring) and survived with only seven stitches.
  • In my spare time, he serves on the Steering Committee for the Washington Center of the LBJ School of Public Affairs; as a trustee of Grace Episcopal Day School in Kensington, Maryland; and as the Vice President of the Athletic Boosters at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
  • Paul has served the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in a number of capacities, including blogger and convention delegate.
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Paul E. Brown, a Managing Director at Prime Policy Group, has been with the firm and its predecessor, BKSH & Associates, since 2002. Paul has 20-plus years of public affairs experience and works with a wide range of firm clients including those in the telecommunications, energy, local government, and travel & tourism sectors. Among other things, Paul helps guide clients through the complex world of the U.S. Senate, using knowledge of Senate procedure and a wide range of policy issues gained from his work in Senate Democratic leadership.

Prior to joining the firm, Paul served as a Principal at a major Washington, D.C. public affairs consulting firm. Before that, he served as floor assistant to former Senate Democratic Leader Thomas Daschle (D-SD). He was also a domestic policy advisor to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee under Senator Daschle and Senator George Mitchell (D-ME). On the Policy Committee he helped build successful coalitions to protect government investments in technology research and development. Paul also served as an advisor to Senator Daschle on labor, technology, and campaign finance issues and advised Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) on issues studied by the Senator’s Working Group on High Wage Jobs. On Senator Daschle’s successful1992 re-election campaign, Paul served as an issues director, designing and implementing candidate and opposition research strategies and briefing the Senator prior to candidate debates.

Before his service on Capitol Hill, Paul served Texas Governor Ann Richards as an assistant on her transition team, and then as a legislative analyst in her Economic Development and International Trade Office. He also was a legislative analyst for Governor William Donald Schaefer in the Maryland Office of Federal Relations.

Paul began his career as a research assistant and news service writer for Congressional Quarterly. In that position, he wrote and edited copy for the publication’s weekly news service, “Key Votes This Week,” and was a contributing writer for Politics in America, 1990.

Paul holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, cum laude, from Kenyon College. He has also studied at Georgetown University. Paul resides in Kensington, Maryland with his wife Marnie and their three children.

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