David W. Jones

Founding Partner, Capitol Counsel LLC

David Jones is a founding partner of Capitol Counsel LLC, a bipartisan federal & state government affairs firm with offices in Washington, DC & Richmond, Virginia. With over 25 years of political and lobbying experience, Jones has developed effective legislative strategies for trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, individuals and small businesses. His clients have cut across multiple issue areas including tax, insurance, gaming, transportation, technology, health care, financial services, and real estate.

Jones currently serves as Deputy National Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee & a Co-Chair of the McAuliffe 2021 Advisory Committee.

Prior to co-founding Capitol Counsel, he served on the staff of, or as a consultant to, multiple national campaigns & political committees, including:

  • Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Dick Gephardt
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Congressmen Charles Rangel & Patrick Kennedy
  • U.S. Senator Max Baucus
  • U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
  • Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 campaign
  • President-elect Clinton’s 1993 Inauguration


  • National Advisory Council, Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, Washington University in St. Louis, 2021
  • Deputy National Finance Chair, Democratic National Committee, 2020-present
  • Co-Chair, McAuliffe Advisory Committee, 2021
  • National Finance Committee, Hillary Clinton for President, 2016
  • Board of Directors, Historic Congressional Cemetery, 2016 – present
  • Finance Committee, Terry McAuliffe for Governor, 2013
  • Council of Trustees, Kutztown University, Appointed by Gov. Ed Rendell, 2004-2008
  • Board of Visitors, Mount Vernon. Appointed by Gov. Mark Warner, 2003-2005
  • Board of Trustees, American Council of Young Political Leaders, 1997-2012
  • National Finance Committee, Clinton-Gore 1996
  • Volunteer of the Year, Historic Congressional Cemetery, 2014
  • Associate Member, Army-Navy Club of Washington, DC, 2017-present

Jones has been quoted on campaign-related matters by The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, National Journal, The Wall Street Journal & PBS News Hour. He was named a “Rising Star in American Politics” by Campaigns & Elections magazine.