Sean A. Taylor

Senior Director, Governmental Issues
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Sean Taylor has over a decade of experience representing municipalities and local governments on water infrastructure, federal regulations, public lands issues, and a variety of appropriations matters. He has developed sophisticated and comprehensive campaign plans that have successfully authorized infrastructure project initiatives for communities throughout the country. Sean maintains and builds bipartisan relationships with Members of Congress, political and public policy organizations, trade associations, coalitions, industry lobbyists, and Administration officials on behalf of Van Ness Feldman clients.

Sean began his career in the United States Senate working for Senator Connie Mack of Florida and Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, before serving as a Natural Resources Policy Analyst to Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. As Governor Bush's lead staffer in Washington, D.C., Sean gained considerable experience developing regional and national coalitions to help mold national energy legislation, influence ocean policy, and expand aquatic ecosystem restoration, and land & water conservation programs for the state.

  • Experience
    • Federal Representation of municipalities and local governments on water infrastructure, public lands issues, and a variety of appropriations matters for the firms clients
    • Successfully worked to enact federal authorizations totally more than $65 million in water infrastructure projects for clients and effectively steered more than $67 million in federal funding to agricultural, environmental, and water supply improvement projects
    • Acted as Federal Liaison to the Governor on Agriculture, Energy, and Environmental issues with a primary focus on regional water supply solutions and Everglades Restoration efforts
    • Worked directly with the Florida Congressional Delegation in crafting legislation that served the best interest of the citizens of the State while advancing the Governor’s agenda
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors
  • Bar & Court Admissions
  • Government Service

    Office of Governor Jeb Bush, 2002-2004

    Natural Resources Policy Analyst

    Office of Senator Judd Gregg, 2001-2002

    Legislative Correspondent

    Office of US Senator Connie Mack, 2000-2001

    Personal Aide & Legislative Correspondent

  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership

Education

Florida Atlantic University B.A., 1999