The Honorable Michael E. Capuano

Senior Policy Advisor

Mike Capuano leverages the experience and relationships he developed during his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives to assist clients in achieving their objectives throughout the federal government. Mike served as the U.S. representative for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District from 1999 to 2019. He was a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Financial Services Committee, and chair of the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement. Mike previously served as the director of public affairs at an international law firm, where his clients included real estate developers, insurance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers, railroads, and nonprofit organizations.

Mike has ample experience leading complex negotiations that produce tangible results for his constituents, and regularly draws on this background when serving the interests of his clients. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he served as chair of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, among other leadership positions. He secured $1 billion in funding for the extension of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line, $600 million for deepening the Boston Harbor, and hundreds of millions to improve the local subway and bus system, rebuild streets and bridges (including the iconic Longfellow Bridge), and improve waterways and air quality.

Mike’s many accomplishments include co-founding the Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan. He emerged as a leading congressional voice, traveling to the region, securing $50 million for peacekeepers, and advocating for a strong response to the humanitarian crises in Sudan. He also served as chair of the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement, which resulted in the establishment of the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Prior to his congressional career, Mike was the mayor of Somerville from 1990 to 1999. He has also served on the Somerville Board of Aldermen and was the chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts State Legislature Joint Committee on Taxation.

Experience

Government Experience

  • Congressman, United States House of Representatives
  • Mayor, Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Chief legal counsel, Joint Committee on Taxation, Massachusetts State Legislature

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. Boston College Law School 1977
  • B.A. Psychology Dartmouth College 1973