FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harbinger Strategies is proud to announce the addition of its newest Partner, John Leganski.
John joins the firm after more than a decade on Capitol Hill, where he most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). John’s staffing career spanned nearly every congressional leadership office in the House of Representatives: Majority Whip, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, and Speaker. His contributions proved pivotal to the successes of the House Republican conference, from shepherding hundreds of pieces of legislation across the finish line to enacting policies of lasting consequence, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the Fiscal Responsibility Act, and the establishment of the House Select Committee on China. Furthermore, his strategic vision and poise under pressure directly helped lead to the historic election of the 55th Speaker of the House.
A key player on the negotiating team of the 2023 debt ceiling agreement between Congress and the White House, John possesses an innate understanding of the political dynamics that shape decision-making at the highest levels of government. His determined work ethic, execution, and professionalism have earned John the respect of congressional leaders across the ideological spectrum, several of whom released statements of support in response to his announcement.
55th Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy:
“John Leganski is the rare talent in Washington who combines great vision for what’s possible with relentless commitment to the job at-hand. His ready insights were of immense value to myself and the entire House Republican Leadership team over the past decade and I saw firsthand his uncanny ability to bring people together around creative approaches to the most complex of challenges. Simply put, John’s understanding of the current political landscape and the people who shape it is second to none.
John–or ‘Leganski’ as we called him–is not only a top-flight advisor, but a good man and a great friend. He will be a tremendous addition to Harbinger’s already impressive team, and I wish John and Giulia nothing but the best in this next chapter of their lives.”
Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN):
“Navigating a narrow majority is not always easy, but when the stakes were high, John’s relationships with our Members, knowledge of floor procedure, and political instincts proved to be a major asset to our whip operation. I want to thank John for his years of service on Capitol Hill and wish him success at Harbinger Strategies.”
Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH):
“John Leganski is one of the few individuals I knew we could trust to do everything he could to advance the policy preferences of our entire conference—be it on the House floor or in negotiations with the Senate and White House. John’s steadfast leadership shined when the conclusion of a fight was far from certain. This was particularly true during the Speaker’s election last January. He proved to everyone that he is someone you want alongside you in the trenches. The House will miss his service and wishes him success in his next endeavor.”
Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO):
“John has been an invaluable part of the Republican Conference and the U.S. House of Representatives for many years. He helped craft and fulfill House Republicans’ Commitment to America, and his leadership and understanding of the diverse views in the House has helped usher through numerous policy successes. John’s knowledge of floor process and procedure has served the institution well and he will always be a familiar and welcomed face to so many on both sides of the aisle.”
John’s addition to the Harbinger team cements the leading class services we provide our clients and positions the firm to remain a leader in advocacy and political affairs.
Please join us in welcoming John to Harbinger Strategies.
Founded in 2014, Harbinger Strategies is a leading federal government and political affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. Harbinger specializes in direct advocacy, legislative intelligence, and political strategy. We believe that every client deserves partner-level legislative expertise and strategic political guidance.
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