John M. Bailey II

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Senior Lobbyist

John M. Bailey II has over two decades of experience in government relations and advocacy to the firm.  His knowledge of the legislative and state regulatory process, long-standing personal relationships and depth of insight have made him an effective advocate for clients, which have included major national corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and organizations in the areas of education, housing, health care/medical supplies, gaming and waste management/recycling. 

Drawing on his broad and extensive experience, John has distinguished himself as a knowledgeable, trusted and effective advocate for his clients in advancing their legislative goals.  Prior to joining the firm, John served as Statewide Director of Legislative Affairs for the American Heart Association and has worked for a number of Constitutional officers and elected officials, including Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Congressman Joe Courtney, and Comptroller Kevin Lembo.    

Hailing from a family with deep history in both Connecticut and national politics, John’s father, Jack Bailey, was Connecticut’s longest serving Chief State’s Attorney, his grandfather, John M. Bailey, served as head of the Connecticut Democratic Party as well as Chairman of the National Democratic Committee, and his aunt, Barbara B. Kennelly, was a former Connecticut Secretary of State and U.S. Representative.  Committed to continuing a family legacy of public and political service, John is actively involved in his community and local political organizations.  He has served on various Boards of Directors of area non-profit organizations and has been actively involved in local and statewide campaigns for every election cycle for the past 20 years. 

John holds a BA from Roger Williams University and a Master in Public Policy from Trinity College.  A lifelong Connecticut resident, he resides in West Hartford with his two children and a growing menagerie of pets.