Don Polese

Senior Partner at Vectis Strategies

Don Polese

Don Polese

Senior Partner at Vectis Strategies

Biography

Don Polese
Senior Partner
Municipal Infrastructure/Transportation Team Leader
Vectis Strategies

For over a decade, Polese has been the day to day Washington lobbyist for several major Southern California water agencies, municipal governments and homebuilders, including Elsinore Valley MWD, the Cities of Carlsbad and Escondido and Pardee Homes. He was the point person for two major Department of Interior water reclamation project authorizations totaling over $70 million, and has obtained significant levels of annual appropriations from Congress for these projects as well. Polese has also been involved for many years with the San Luis Rey Indian Settlement Act, specifically on the regulatory implementation of this historic legislation with the Department of the Interior. He has successfully helped homebuilders navigate their way through bureaucracy of the Army Corps of Engineers, EPA, and Fish & Wildlife Service on many project entitlements, including the massive Talega project in Orange County, Pardee planned community projects in Ventura, San Diego, and Riverside Counties, and the regional Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project in San Bernardino County.

For eight years prior, Polese was Chairman Ron Packard’s primary contact with Southern California local governments and public works agencies for their projects and funding requests before his Energy and Water Development Subcommittee. Polese began his career on Capitol Hill lobbying for a number of Southern California local government agencies, including the Counties of San Diego, Riverside and Ventura as well as the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board and the North San Diego County Transit District. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and completed graduate studies at George Washington and Catholic Universities.

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Interim Executive Director at California Democratic Party

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Education
Graduate Studies

The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a private university located in Washington, D.C. in the United States. It is a pontifical university of the Catholic Church in the United States and the only institution of higher education founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904. It has been called one of the 25 most underrated colleges in America, one of the nation's best colleges by the Princeton Review, "one of the most eco-friendly universities in the country," and has been recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society.

Graduate

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Graduate Studies

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

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Political Donations
$2,000
2019

Representative from California's 42nd Congressional District

$2,000
2019

Majority Leader at Office of the House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer

$1,850
2017

Representative from California's 42nd Congressional District

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