Larson Announces Retirement of Caucus Executive Director George Shevlin
WASHINGTON – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman John B. Larson (CT) announced the retirement of the Caucus’s Executive Director, George Shevlin, and thanked him for 20 years of outstanding service to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“From my first day in office where he jumped right in to help me get rolling and pass two bills my freshman term, through my Chairmanship of the Democratic Caucus, George has been a good friend and a trusted advisor. His professionalism, insight, work ethic, and institutional knowledge have made George an invaluable asset not only to me but to all the Members of the House,” said Larson. “I know my colleagues will join me in thanking him for his service and dedication to this great institution. We’re sorry to see him go, but we wish him the best as he transitions into the private sector”
“George Shevlin’s tenure in the House of Representatives and his service for the House Democratic Caucus has been marked by two great traits – professionalism and friendship,” added House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra (CA). “George will be missed, and I wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors.”
Shevlin began his career in Congress in 1990. He was hired as Washington Chief of Staff by Larson in 1998 and became Staff Director of the Committee on House Administration when Larson was named Ranking Member of the Committee in 2003 by Leader Pelosi. In that capacity, Shevlin helped Larson in his oversight role in the implementation of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act and the Help America Vote Act. They also worked to increase the security of the Capitol in the wake of the 9-11 attacks and oversaw the construction of the Capitol Visitors Center. When Larson was elected Vice Chairman of the Caucus in 2006 and Chairman in 2008, he named Shevlin Executive Director. In that period, the Caucus held a record number of meetings and helped the Members enact an historic number of legislative accomplishments. Shevlin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his law degree at the University of Baltimore, and his masters of law degree from the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Maryland and Supreme Court bars.