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Our Team

Federal Advocates for Local Governments

With years of experience representing local governments' needs at the federal level, our team of experts knows how to make sure cities' voices are heard. Since 1995, our experts have been fighting for local priorities in Washington.

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Christopher F. Giglio

Chris has been providing advocacy and information services to local governments in Washington for over 25 years. During that time, he has worked with a wide variety of federal agencies, congressional offices and committees, and local government organizations to promote the priorities of his clients.

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Ralph Garboushian

Ralph has been honing his skills on behalf of local governments since he joined CapitalEdge in 1995. Over the years, he has developed special expertise in transportation. Ralph holds a M.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University in New York and a B.A. from Skidmore College in New York.

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Debra DeHaney-Howard

Prior to joining CapitalEdge, Debra worked in a senior leadership position with the premier local government organization in the nation – The U.S. Conference of Mayors. During her tenure with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Ms. DeHaney-Howard led in two key areas: Directing all policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives pertaining to energy issues and managing all aspects of membership relations.

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Amy Jo Jacobsen

Amy Jo joined the CapitalEdge team in 2008 fresh out of college with a desire to pursue a government-related career and serve others. Her interest in the political system was peaked at an early age when campaigning for or tagging along with her mother, a locally elected official.

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