Bio

John A. Lawrence spent 38 years as a senior congressional staff member, the last eight as chief of staff to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He has an A.B. from Oberlin College, and a Ph.D. in history from Berkeley, and since 2013, has been a visiting professor at the University of California’s Washington Center. He blogs on national politics and Congress at DOMEocracy, speaks widely on current political issues and trends, and has published in the New York Times, Politico Magazine and The Atlantic.