Loren Aho is a Legislative Assistant with the Legislative and Government Affairs practice group. Loren worked on Capitol Hill for over five years on all aspects of federal advocacy, including obtaining federal funding, legislative drafting and administrative rulemaking. He has extensive legislative experience in appropriations, homeland security, cybersecurity, defense, foreign affairs, agriculture, energy, and education issues. Loren maintains strong bipartisan relationships with members of Congress and their staff.
Prior to joining Venable, Loren served as a Congressional Advisor to the Embassy of Finland. He worked with the Finnish Ambassador, embassy staff, and members of Congress and their staff in founding the Friends of Finland Caucus. A native of Michigan, Loren previously served as the chairperson of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Michigan Head Start Association. He advocated and monitored legislation at both the federal and state levels and mobilized grassroots campaigns on legislative initiatives that impacted early childhood education. Loren was also the coordinator of a kindergarten through 8th grade after-school and summer program for five Michigan school districts with an annual budget of nearly one million dollars.
Loren is active in Virginia politics. As a precinct captain for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, he is actively involved in grassroots advocacy, volunteer recruitment and retention. Loren has worked on political campaigns in Michigan, New Hampshire and Virginia.