Matt Bormet comes to Banner Public Affairs after 8 years on Capitol Hill. He spent the last four years in the office of Congressman Rick Larsen, a pro-trade Democrat representing Washington State’s Second District. Matt was Rep. Larsen’s lead staffer on aviation issues as the Ranking Member of the House Aviation Subcommittee and also covered Arctic, energy, environment, fisheries, agriculture, tribal, tax, finance and other transportation policy. He previously worked for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), where he handled a variety of policy issues including transportation, energy, technology and environment.
In those capacities, Matt helped craft significant parts of many bills that made it into law, including the last two surface transportation bills, both the previous and upcoming FAA reauthorization bills, public lands legislation, and maritime and fisheries legislation. He also makes a good cup of coffee.
Matt has a master’s degree in Philosophy and Social Policy from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from American University in Washington, DC.