In late June, President Biden endorsed the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement and discussions will continue over the next month on what projects will be included in the final package. Georgia-based companies, organizations and public entities have an opportunity to proactively engage with members to promote Georgia interests within the legislation. Georgia’s Senators are uniquely positioned to deliver maximum impact, and can work to convey Georgia needs through infrastructure discussions, congressionally directed spending with the return of earmarks and additional COVID-19 relief dollars.
The political grounds continue to shift in Georgia with a Republican in the governor’s mansion, Republicans leading the House Delegation and Democratic representation in the Senate. With new districts being drawn and an upcoming battle at the polls for the governorship and the 2022 midterm elections, Georgia will remain a battleground state. Bipartisan representation is crucial to communicate Georgia’s top priorities to the House and Senate delegation, the Biden Administration and state officials.
Georgia natives Scott Binkley and Clayton Cox serve as vice presidents with McGuireWoods Consulting and have advised and managed campaigns across Georgia, worked as staff to Georgia elected officials, and maintain deep relationships in their home state. They offer clients a bipartisan perspective and reach. Binkley draws upon his background in Georgia politics, the Republican Governors Association and the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association to advise and deliver results for clients with interests in the state. As the former national finance director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Cox is a recent addition to MWC’s bipartisan federal team, bringing a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges within Georgia politics. MWC’s bipartisan experience on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch provides clients with the knowledge and contacts needed to achieve positive results on both sides of the aisle and at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Scott Binkley is a vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s national multistate strategies team, based in Washington, D.C. He focuses on the design and implementation of multistate and federal public affairs strategy for a large variety of clients. Binkley has managed and advised both federal and statewide campaigns across Georgia. He also served in various staff positions for former House Policy Chairman, Tom Price. Binkley provides clients national strategies drawing on his time at the Republican Governors Association and as executive director of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. Binkley is from Alpharetta, Georgia and attended Georgia College.
Clayton Cox is a vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team, based in Washington, D.C. With over a decade of experience at the highest levels of Democratic politics, he provides an incomparable set of contacts and perspectives to clients. Cox most recently oversaw the fundraising for the DNC during its most successful four-year cycle ever. He helped lead the Biden Victory Fund which raised a record breaking $1.6 billion for the presidential campaign. Cox also served as a senior advisor to Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez in 2017, playing a major role in rebuilding the national party. Cox is a native of Marietta, Georgia and is a UGA alum.