Former Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) has resurfaced as a lobbyist for the first time since losing his congressional seat in 2012, registering as an advocate for a firm called Washington Navigators.
His name appears on a lobbying disclosure form dated June 13 on behalf of Fairfax 2015, the organizing committee for the World Police and Fire Games.
Lungren and Brian Lopina — who worked as a chief of staff to former Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.) — are both principals at the firm. This appears to be their first registration.
Washington Navigators says in its disclosure forms that it is seeking federal funding for the games, which will take place from June 26 to July 5 in 2015.
Fairfax 2015 estimates it will cost $20 million to put on the games, and that as of May 23, corporate sponsors had chipped in $2 million.
Fairfax County, Va., is hosting the olympic-style games, which will feature 12,000 athletes who are “public safety" officers from all over the world competing in 60 different sports around the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.
Fairfax 2015 has formed an "honorary board" of public officials and corporate leaders that is being headed up by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The congressional lawmakers on the panel are Virginia Sens. Mark WarnerMark WarnerOvernight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails Intel Dems push for info on Russia and election be declassified Senate Dems push Obama for info on Russian election interference MORE (D) and Tim KaineTim KaineTerry McAuliffe: Clinton likely done with politics Becerra leaving Congress to become Calif. attorney general Kaine: 'We have to be at the table’ for recounts MORE (D) and Reps. Gerry ConnollyGerry ConnollyCongress rips DC Metro over falsified reports that led to July train derailment DC Metro chief pledges to cut train delays in half Tim Ryan ponders Pelosi challenge MORE (D), James Moran (D) and Frank WolfFrank WolfBottom Line 10 most expensive House races Benghazi Report and Hillary: What it means for Philadelphia MORE (R).
Lungren, who spent a total of nearly two decades in Congress, has been registered as a lobbyist before. In 2001, he was hired at the law and lobby firm Venable, where his clients included Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Marriott International and several tribal groups.
Prior to that, he had represented a congressional district in Southern California for 10 years and then served as California’s attorney general from 1991 to 1998. Lungren returned to Congress in 2005 until his defeat by Rep. Ami BeraAmi BeraCalif. Dem wins reelection in overtime 115th Congress will be most racially diverse in history Dems' House gains narrow after loss in Nebraska MORE (D-Calif.) in the 2012 elections.
Former Rep. Dan Lungren returns to lobbying
By Megan R. Wilson - 06/13/14 06:45 PM EDT