Jason Larrabee has over 20 years of advocacy, public policy, management and public affairs experience. Throughout his career, he has worked as a liaison between elected officials and government, representing businesses, non-profit organizations and private citizens in their dealings with local, state and federal government. Jason has worked extensively with senior Members of Congress and congressional staff, senior officials in the executive branch, federal agencies, trade associations, and local and state elected officials in California.
From 2017-2018, Jason was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) where he provided oversight of day to day operations as well as policy development and implementation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service which encompass over $6.5 billion annually in federal spending and 30,000 employees. Prior to joining the Department, Jason was Chief of Staff to Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA) managing all aspects of his Congressional offices. During Jason’s tenure, Congressman Denham chaired two subcommittees of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where his work included policy issues related to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the General Services Administration (GSA) and railroads. Jason also directed campaign re-election efforts for Congressman Denham for three consecutive cycles encompassing fundraising, public affairs, media buys, social media activities and grassroots activities.
Jason’s practice at Van Ness Feldman focuses on providing clients with policy guidance and strategic advice on natural resources, agriculture, energy, and transportation policy issues.
California State University, Chico
California State Society
Board Member 2012 – Present
U.S. Department of the Interior
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks 2017-2018
Office of U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham
Chief of Staff 2011 – 2017
Office of U.S. Congressman John Doolittle
Legislative Director/Senior Legislative Assistant 2003-2006
Office of U.S. Congressman Doug Ose
Legislative Assistant 2001 – 2002