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Long-serving House Chief of Staff, Yul Edwards, Joins Thorn Run Partners

July 20, 2021

As the firm’s 18th partner, Yul Edwards brings over two decades as a respected and senior Democratic House staffer with particularly strong ties to the Ways & Means Committee, Illinois Delegation, and Congressional Black Caucus. For immediate release: July 19, 2021 Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301, arosenberg@thornrun.com Thorn Run Partners (TRP) (www.thornrun.com) announced today the addition of Yul […]

As the firm’s 18th partner, Yul Edwards brings over two decades as a respected and senior Democratic House staffer with particularly strong ties to the Ways & Means Committee, Illinois Delegation, and Congressional Black Caucus.

For immediate release: July 19, 2021

Contact: Andrew Rosenberg, (202) 247-6301, arosenberg@thornrun.com

Thorn Run Partners (TRP) (www.thornrun.com) announced today the addition of Yul Edwards as Partner in their Washington, DC office.  Most recently, Yul served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) a senior member of the Ways & Means Committee and Oversight Committee. In this role, he advised Congressman Davis on tax policy, healthcare, transportation, energy, environmental, and judiciary issues before the Congress. Edwards also worked closely with Members and staff of the Congressional Black Caucus and managed several Congressional Caucus groups. 

Previously, Yul Edwards spent over 20 years in legislative, political, and electoral politics, having served four Members of Congress over the span of his career in public service. In his Chief of Staff role for Congressman Davis, Yul advised the congressman on tax policy, healthcare, transportation, energy, environmental and judiciary issues before the Congress. Edwards routinely interacted with the greater Chicago business community, CEOs, senior government officials, and White House staff. On the Hill, Edwards worked closely with Members and staff of the Congressional Black Caucus and managed several Congressional Caucus groups. 

Before joining Congressman Davis, Edwards had a stint downtown, where he provided government relations counsel at Fabiani & Co. Prior to that, Edwards served as Legislative Director for Frank Ballance, Jr. (D-NC) where he developed and managed policy outreach and political affairs.

“We are thrilled to add Yul Edwards to our team,” stated TRP’s Democratic Co-Founder Andrew Rosenberg. “In addition to being an exceptional human being, Yul’s going to make a huge contribution to the way we service our clients. We know he will thrive at Thorn Run and look forward to watching him build a successful practice in the areas where he is so experienced, such as tax, transportation, and energy policy.”

About Thorn Run Partners

Founded in January 2010 by veteran lobbyists Andrew Rosenberg and Chris Lamond, who previously served as staffers to Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Fred Thompson (R-TN), respectively, Thorn Run Partners is a full-service, 35-person government relations, policy and strategic communications firm with offices in Washington, DC, Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles. It has been recognized as a Top 20 lobbying firm by respected publications including Politico, Roll Call, the HillCongressional Quarterly, and Bloomberg that ranks among the nation’s most creative and effective government relations companies.