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John Michael Gonzalez

John Michael Gonzalez

Biography

JOHN MICHAEL GONZALEZ served as Chief of Staff for two moderate House Democrats and transition official for then President-elect Obama. In the House, he was Chief of Staff to New Democrat Coalition Leadership and served as an important ally to House moderates, Ways & Means, Financial Services, and Energy & Commerce Democrats, as well as House Leadership. John Michael played a key role in such major legislation as Dodd Frank, the Affordable Care Act, DR-CAFTA, Colombia FTA, and Russia PNTR. He also served as the lead Democratic lobbyist for the BRT-led coalition responsible for renewal of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA/fast track) and the pending trade agenda.