John T. Stirrup, Partner, has enjoyed a distinguished career of achieving successful legislative and public policy accomplishments, managing government affairs practices, leading grassroots efforts and winning public affairs strategies. He has worked with a wide range of elected officials in the Executive Branch, United States Congress, state and county governments and the private sector.
He served as a political appointee in the Reagan Administration, serving in Congressional Relations positions. Subsequently, he moved to Capitol Hill and served as Chief of Staff to then Representative
Dr. Tom A. Coburn. During his tenure with Congressman Coburn, Mr. Stirrup was named a John C. Stennis Fellow.
Since leaving Capitol Hill, he has represented private and public sector clients before Congress, the Administration, the Virginia General Assembly, regulatory agencies, local governments and international organizations.
He was elected to serve on the Prince William County, VA Board of Supervisors, representing the Gainesville District, in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. His colleagues elected him Vice-Chairman in 2008.
Upon leaving the Board of Supervisors, he was appointed, by the Governor, to the Virginia Commission on Local Government and continues to serve there.
A frequent lecturer at George Mason University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, he is often asked to address audiences on current public policy issues. He has appeared on multiple news outlets including all the major national and local television networks to discuss public policy issues of the day.
His philanthropic work includes serving on the Boards of Directors of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the Manassas Battlefield Trust and the Heritage Hunt Golf Classic.