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Mary Beth Stanton

Mary Beth Stanton excels at our providing clients with a strategic roadmap to achieve their goals and the lobbying know-how to get things done in Washington.  Stanton manages the firm’s financial service practice and has expanded her work to include working on health care, agriculture, tax, and labor policy.  Since joining the firm, Stanton has been involved in efforts to regulate the derivatives market, reform debit interchange transactions, change the housing finance system, allow states to collect online tax, and strengthen the safety of the nation’s food supply, among others.

Stanton has proven to be a versatile lobbyist since leaving Capitol Hill in 2007.  At HP+P, she provides strategic, legislative, and political guidance to a range of stakeholders.  HP+P’s clients have a diverse set of needs, and Stanton helps design and execute strategies to meet those needs.

Stanton has over seven years of Capitol Hill experience.  As policy advisor for the Senate Special Committee on Aging and as legislative assistant for Chairman Herb Kohl (D-WI), Stanton worked on an array of policy areas, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as education and health appropriations.  Stanton also served as legislative assistant for Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), where she focused on the Congressman’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee work, including the 2004-2005 transportation reauthorization bills.  Prior to joining HP+P, Stanton was a Managing Director at Sonnenschein, Nath, & Rosenthal LLP, now Dentons, where she managed the firm’s health care and appropriations clients.


Democratic Senate Campaign Committee Women’s Senate Network
Third Way Commitment Campaign
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman’s Council
New Democrat Coalition National Finance Council
Marquette University Les Aspin Center in Washington, D.C. Board Member


BA, Marquette University
Masters of Arts in the field of Public Policy with a concentration in History and Social Welfare Policy, George Washington University

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