Ex-GOP Rep. Denham heads to lobbying firm

Ex-GOP Rep. Denham heads to lobbying firm
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The law and lobbying firm K&L Gates has hired former Rep. Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John DenhamFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company TikTok faces lawmaker anger over China ties US launches national security review of Chinese-owned app TikTok: report MORE (R-Calif.) as a government affairs counselor at the public policy and law practice.

The California Republican served four terms before losing his reelection bid in November to Rep. Josh Harder (D-Calif.). 

“Anyone who knows Jeff knows that he is a go-getter,” said Darrell Conner, co-leader of the policy practice in D.C., said in a statement. “He did so as a member of Congress, as a candidate, and as a business owner. He’s going to be a great addition to the K&L Gates’ team.”

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Denham previously served as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and was a member of the Agriculture and the Veterans’ Affairs committees. He was also a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership and the U.S.-Japan Caucus.

Before Congress, Denham was in the California state Senate and served in the Air Force in Operation Desert Storm in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.

He also founded the company Denham Plastics LLC, which is a provider of sustainable plastic material handling solutions, and he owns an almond farm in California.

Denham joins the long list of former GOP lawmakers who are now at lobbying firms, including ex-Rep. John CulbersonJohn Abney CulbersonFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Bottom line Lack of transparency may put commercial space program at risk MORE (R-Texas), who is at Clark Hill; ex-Reps. Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Democratic staffer says Wendy Davis will run for Congress Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm MORE (R-Texas) and Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Republican Salazar seeks rematch with Shalala in key Miami House district Latina leaders: 'It's a women's world more than anything' MORE (R-Fla.), who are in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Washington office; and former Rep. Bill ShusterWilliam (Bill) Franklin ShusterFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm Anti-corruption group hits Congress for ignoring K Street, Capitol Hill 'revolving door' MORE (R-Pa.), who is at Squire Patton Boggs.