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Two Capitols Consulting: Federal & State Government Strategies

 

About Us

With significant experience both on Capitol Hill and in the halls of Mr. Jefferson’s state capitol in Richmond, Two Capitols Consulting principals are ready to work with your company, trade association or non-profit to develop and execute successful government strategies. 


The bipartisan team at Two Capitols Consulting is well versed in federal and state policy and has a successful track record in advising clients on how to effectively interpret, navigate and impact federal and state policy.  

Whether your needs are focused on creating state and federal public policy agendas, drafting legislation, lobbying the Virginia General Assembly or Congress, navigating complex federal and state regulations, or staying abreast of state and federal political matters, Two Capitols Consulting provides companies of any size with strategic advice and strong representation at all levels of government.

 

Our Team

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David Hallock

President

David Hallock has a proven record of success as a senior official within the federal and Virginia governments.  With more than 20 years of experience working in the Virginia Governor’s office and General Assembly, the United States Senate, and the private sector, David possesses the skills to develop and execute effective government advocacy strategies at the state and federal levels.

Prior to launching Two Capitols Consulting, David served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Mark Warner.  David was responsible for formulating and implementing Senator Warner’s legislative agenda, developing policy ideas around relevant issues, and coordinating efforts with a variety of stakeholders throughout Virginia and nationally.


David served as the Transition Director for Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam in 2013. In addition, David was the Transition Director for Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and assisted with setting up the Office for the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years.


David also served as an advisor to Virginia Senator Tim Kaine during his gubernatorial and senate campaigns and assisted with debate preparations and policy.


In more than 15 years of experience with the Virginia General Assembly and state government, David has represented companies and trade associations on a variety of legislative and policy issues, including tax, trade, health care, financial services, telecommunications, budget, energy, and transportation.  David is a veteran of many legislative battles, and he knows how to develop and implement successful offensive and defensive strategies for government affairs, negotiate complex legislative provisions to advance the interests of the client, and provide practical business solutions to solve problems.


A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, David has served on numerous boards and commissions in Virginia, including the Virginia Lottery Board, the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Council, the Longwood University Board of Visitors, the Richmond Forum Board of Directors, and The Cavalier Daily Alumni Association Board.  David also is a proud graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Christie "CJ" Stolle

Vice President

CJ Stolle is a trusted government relations professional with experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in Virginia and DC. CJ has worked for a number of Virginia elected officials over the years, including then-Delegate, now-State Senator John Cosgrove and former Delegate Bob Purkey. She went on to become Chief of Staff for Delegate Bob Tata, who served as Chairman of the House Education Committee as well as a senior member of the Appropriations and Transportation committees during her tenure.

Following Delegate Tata’s retirement, CJ worked in-house for a Virginia-based corporation, managing their local, state and federal government relations work, covering several states as well as D.C. Most recently, CJ ran the D.C.-based federal lobbying shop for a large national trade association managing a wide portfolio of issues.

Having worked at the local, state, and federal levels, and both in government and the private sector, CJ has extensive experience in shaping public policy and a proven track record in working through the legislative process. She enjoys helping businesses and associations successfully navigate the complexities of government regulation by developing comprehensive, long-term government relations strategies.

CJ received her Master’s degree in International Relations from Old Dominion University. She graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor’s degrees in French and Spanish from Old Dominion University, and is fluent in both languages.  She is a proud graduate of the 2016 class of the Sorensen Institute's flagship Political Leaders Program. CJ lives in Norfolk, Virginia with her husband, Graham, their daughters, Isabelle and Scarlett, and their sweet pit bull, Stella.

Randy Pearson

Vice President

Randy is an experienced professional in state policy and politics having worked in multiple roles in and around the General Assembly. Randy began working in Virginia politics in the office of Delegate Rob Bell, and went on to work in the field for a national 501c3 organization and as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Delegate Tag Greason who served as a Budget Conferee and Chairman of the House Education Innovation and General Government & Capital Outlay Subcommittees.

Prior to his college graduation, Randy interned at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia and worked on local campaigns in Albemarle County. Randy then went on to work as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Delegate Rob Bell and served as Delegate Bell’s Political Director during his run for Attorney General.

For more than three years, Randy worked alongside Delegate Greason helping advise on and direct policy efforts. This work included significant legislative initiatives in critical areas such as K-12 education, autism insurance coverage for children, and infrastructure funding.

Having worked extensively on the campaign and policy sides of local and state politics in Virginia, Randy has well-rounded experience in delivering results through both the legislative and political processes in the Commonwealth. Randy is a passionate advocate in the policy arena and enjoys helping others navigate through the complexities of the General Assembly.

Randy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia where he majored in politics and minored in history. He is an avid supporter of the Wahoos and spends much of his free time cheering on their teams and his beloved baseball team, the Atlanta Braves. Randy and his wife Caitlyn live in Richmond with their two dogs, Chipper and Freddie. Randy is a member of the 2019 PLP Class of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.

Devon Cabot

Vice President

Devon Cabot is a dedicated and reliable policy and government professional with experience working for elected officials at the state and local level. Most recently, Devon worked for State Senator Jeremy McPike, who serves on the committees of Rehabilitation and Social Services, General Laws and Technology, and Local Government, as well as the Secure Commonwealth Panel and the SOL Innovation Commission. She oversaw his legislative agenda, working with diverse interest groups to influence policy and pass legislation. Some of her policy interests include workforce development, technology and innovation, environment, healthcare, and ABC reform. 

Devon received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and her Master’s of Public Policy from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she is active in the Alumni Chapter. In 2014, Devon was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Commonwealth’s Board of Optometry, where she serves as the citizen/patient member. She is a graduate and current Board Member of Emerge Virginia, and a graduate of the Sorensen Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program. She remains active in political and policy campaigns in Northern Virginia.

Devon enjoys exploring new cities and seeing live theater. She resides in Richmond, where she spends many Saturday mornings at the dog park with her black lab rescue, Penny.

Elizabeth Parker

Assistant Vice President

Elizabeth Parker has a keen knowledge of Virginia politics and government, gained through her experience both in state government and on political campaigns. Previously, she served in the Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security under Secretary Brian Moran and at the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, where she assisted the policy team with research, legislative strategy, regulation review, and constituent cases.

In 2017, Elizabeth was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force. She was also a member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Student Advisory Committee. Elizabeth is an alumna of the prestigious Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program, serving in the Secretariat of the Commonwealth. 

Elizabeth received her B.A. in Government and Spanish Linguistics & Philology from the University of Virginia, where she was the point student in charge of civic engagement and government relations. She was responsible for organizing UVA Lobby Day in Richmond, an entirely student-led effort. Elizabeth has been volunteering and working political campaigns for local, state, and national candidates around the Commonwealth since 2011. A native of Arlington, she now lives in Richmond’s Carytown neighborhood. Elizabeth is on the board of the Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats and a proud member of the Richmond City Democratic Committee. She is a 2019 graduate of the Sorensen ELP. 

 

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Richmond, VA 23219