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Webinar: 2022 Midterm Election Results Review
November 10, 2022 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
ABC Members and Chapter Staff Only
Americans will head to the polls on Nov. 8 to vote in the midterm elections, which will shape the legislative agenda for the 118th Congress and the political landscape for the 2024 presidential election.
Join ABC National political affairs team for an in-depth discussion on the midterm elections. ABC National will provide a post-election analysis and discuss key campaign takeaways from the biggest races this year. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions on top Senate and House races from across the country.
Speakers: Peter Comstock, Senior Director of Legislative Affairs; Melanie Pfeiffenberger, Director of Political Affairs; Kristen Swearingen, Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs; and Vance Walter, Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, ABC National; Liam Donovan, Principal, Bracewell LLP
Meet the Speakers
Peter Comstock serves as senior director of legislative affairs for ABC, focusing on federal government issues related to workforce, education, immigration and health care. Prior to his role at ABC, he worked for nearly 10 years for several elected members of Congress in the House and Senate, last of which was as deputy chief of staff and director of policy for Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.
Melanie Pfeiffenberger serves as director of political affairs for ABC. Prior to joining ABC, she served as executive director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, the premier national organization dedicated exclusively to electing more Republicans to state legislatures. Pfeiffenberger also has experience working in fundraising, grassroots advocacy and local government.
Kristen Swearingen is vice president of legislative and political affairs at ABC National. Known as one of the top lobbyists year after year, she leads the association’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and coalition efforts in the business community, chairing the 600-member Coalition for a Democratic Workplace. Prior to joining ABC, she was a staffer in the office of former Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.
Vance Walter is director of legislative and political affairs at ABC. Walter manages ABC’s small business, transportation and infrastructure, energy, environment and natural resources federal legislative portfolio. He also helps manage ABC PAC with ABC’s political affairs team. Prior to joining ABC, Walter worked in the polling industry for Public Opinion Strategies.
Liam Donovan is principal at Bracewell LLP. He develops effective advocacy and communications strategies for clients on tax, infrastructure, energy and other public policy issues, and helps guide these clients through the federal legislative and regulatory process.