Vince Spinner brings an extensive portfolio of legislative advocacy and political engagement to the Lockridge Grindal Nauen Federal Relations Team. Mr. Spinner works on a wide variety of issues including, the Federal budget and appropriations processes, transportation and infrastructure funding, aviation policy, Indian Affairs and health and human services issues. In his role, he assists the team in issue monitoring, legislative research and analysis, message development and outreach. Mr. Spinner supports clients by researching legislation key to client priorities to help provide real time updates on legislative activity, with an eye toward identifying both challenges and opportunities for firm clients. Mr. Spinner also assists in scheduling and coordinating client’s Congressional and Administration meetings and provides materials and logistical support for client’s outreach and visits.
Mr. Spinner regularly writes policy-focused articles for publication in Lockridge Grindal Nauen’s widely circulated client newsletters. In addition to the day-to-day operations, Mr. Spinner also oversees the Intern Program in Washington D.C., from recruiting to selecting, and managing the firm’s interns. He applies his knowledge of the political landscape to accomplish legislative goals and achieve best outcomes for the federal team and its clients.
Mr. Spinner brings both legislative and communications experience to the Federal Relations team. Before joining the firm, Mr. Spinner gained Federal legislative experience in the Office of Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell in the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Spinner also previously worked in the communications division at both the Minnesota State Capitol with the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus and with the Minnesota Republican Party. In these roles, he crafted memoranda and talking points, drafted constituent response letters, and tracked and analyzed legislation impacting constituents. Mr. Spinner has also served on various political campaigns in Minnesota and Michigan. Mr. Spinner leverages these experiences to assist firm clients in Washington D.C. navigate Congressional policy making and appropriations, regulatory matters, and political strategy.
Vince graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, where he was founder and President of the College Republicans. He is a Minnesota native; having grown up in Caledonia, Minnesota and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.