David Gellman is an experienced congressional affairs professional based out of Federal Advocates’ K Street office. Prior to his move to the government relations sector, David served on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide to Congressman Raúl Grijalva of Arizona and Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida, where he handled a diverse portfolio of issues and responsibilities. As an aide to Representative Grijalva, David was integral in reforming the office’s constituent response program and securing bipartisan support for many of the Member’s priorities, notable in an increasingly partisan environment. At Federal Advocates, Inc., David serves as Legislative Assistant, where he provides legislative support and research to the government affairs team on a host of issues, ranging from transportation and infrastructure policy to cultural arts and the environment.
David was born and raised in Miami, Florida, but is a longtime resident of Washington, D.C., where he graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Minor in Spanish. During his time in college, David served as an intern at the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute for Policy Studies, and Lake Research Partners, as well as for two Members of Congress, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL).