David W. Jones

Founding Partner /

David Jones is a founding partner of Capitol Counsel, LLC. With over 30 years of political and lobbying experience, Jones advises clients on policy, process, and politics in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. His clients cut across multiple issue areas including tax, insurance, financial services, transportation, technology, health care, real estate and procurement. Jones has developed effective strategies for trade associations, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profit associations, and small companies. Capitol Counsel is consistently rated one of the top bipartisan lobbying firms in Washington. Jones has also served in leadership roles on multiple presidential, gubernatorial, Senate and House campaigns.

In 2023, Jones was named one of the top 100 federal and state lobbyists in the country by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics.

Prior to co-founding Capitol Counsel in 2007, Jones served on the political staff of, or as a consultant to, multiple members of the U.S. House and Senate leadership including – House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, Senator Max Baucus, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Tom Harkin, Congressman Charles Rangel, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Chair of the DCCC and as well as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic National Committee. David was on the finance staff of Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 campaign and President Bill Clinton’s 1992 Inaugural. He was a member of the National Finance Committee of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign and President Clinton’s 1996 re-election. Jones was a lead staffer on the America’s Millennium Celebration, the national celebration at The White House and on The National Mall which was broadcast on CBS on New Year’s Eve 2000.

For this work, Jones was named a “Rising Star in American Politics” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine and recognized as one of the nation’s top political fundraisers. He has been quoted on campaign-related matters by numerous national media outlets including PBS NewsHour, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Roll Call, The Hill and Politico.

  • Named a Top Lobbyist in 2023 by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics
  • National Advisory Council, Washington University Gephardt Institute of Civic and Community Engagement, – 2021 – present
  • Member, National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics, 2021-present
  • Democratic National Committee – Deputy National Finance Chair, 2020-2021
    Co-Chair, McAuliffe Advisory Committee, 2021
  • Board of Directors, Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., 2016 – 2022
  • National Finance Committee, Hillary for America, 2020.
  • Member, Miami Archdiocese Delegation to Cuba for the visit of Pope Francis, 2015.
  • Board of Trustees, American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), – 1997-2012. ACYPL is an international exchange program funded, in part, by the U.S. State Department.
  • Council of Trustees, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008; Appointed by Governor Ed Rendell.
  • Board of Visitors, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Virginia, 2005-2007; Appointed by Governor Mark Warner.
  • Member, AIPAC Delegation to Israel, 2005.
  • Volunteer of the Year, Congressional Cemetery and John Philip Sousa Distinguished Service Award, 2014.
  • Associate Member, Army Navy Club, Washington D.C. – 2019 – present