Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company

Former GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company
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Former Rep. Mimi WaltersMarian (Mimi) Elaine WaltersFormer GOP Rep. Walters joins energy company GOP plots comeback in Orange County Crazy California an outlier? No, we are the canary in the coal mine MORE (R-Calif.) has been named chief commercial officer of a distributed energy resource company.

Leading Edge Power Solutions, a California-based company, announced on Wednesday that Walters will lead business development and regulatory affairs.


Walters, who lost her bid for reelection in 2018 after two terms, served on the Energy and Commerce Committee while in Congress. 

“Mimi has been working with us for the last several months as an advisor and we are pleased that she has decided to join our team full time. Given her many years of experience in both the public and private sector, Mimi provides a unique perspective to the various industries that Leading Edge Power Solutions serves,” Richard Paulsen, the company's co-founder, said in the announcement. 

Leading Edge Power Solutions focuses on natural gas and provides solutions for commercial and industrial clients. 

Walters also served on the House Judiciary and Transportation and Infrastructure committees. She was previously in the California State Senate and before that, she worked as an investment banker in California.

She was named to the board of California-based financial services firm B. Riley Financial Inc. in July. 

As Walters returns to California, a number of other notable former GOP members of the House have decided to stay in Washington including ex-Rep. Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John DenhamBottom line Bottom line Business groups breathe sigh of relief over prospect of divided government MORE (Calif.), who is at K&L Gates; ex-Rep. John CulbersonJohn Abney CulbersonNASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System Texas Republicans sound post-2020 alarm bells 2020 Democratic Party platform endorses Trump's NASA moon program MORE (Texas), who is at Clark Hill; ex-Reps. Lamar SmithLamar Seeligson SmithEx-officers acquitted in beating of Black colleague who was undercover at St. Louis protests Bottom line In partisan slugfest, can Chip Roy overcome Trump troubles? MORE (Texas) and Ileana Ros-LehtinenIleana Carmen Ros-LehtinenHigh-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress Bottom line Bottom line MORE (Fla.), who are in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Washington office; and former Rep. Bill ShusterWilliam (Bill) Franklin ShusterLobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Ex-Rep. Frelinghuysen joins law and lobby firm Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR MORE (Pa.), who is at Squire Patton Boggs.