117th Congress Retirees

Dozens of Members of Congress have announced that they will be leaving their seats at the end of the 117th Congress. See the full list of announced retirees at Elevate’s tracker.

David Marten

Executive Vice President

David has spent nearly a decade leading successful legislative and political strategies at the federal level on issues ranging from transportation, technology, and tax to energy, environment, and natural resources. With bipartisan relationships across the Senate and House of Representatives, David has a record of impacting policy and creating win-win solutions for stakeholders.

David most recently served as Legislative Director for Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, where he oversaw the Senator’s legislative agenda and initiatives on the Commerce, Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Indian Affairs, and Small Business Committees. Working at the nexus of the Senator’s personal and committee offices, he helped deliver hundreds of millions of dollars in federal infrastructure funding for Washington state priorities. As a key member of the Senator’s aviation policy team, he helped develop the financial support package for the U.S. commercial aviation industry at the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and led the most significant reform of the federal aircraft certification process since the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prior to his work in the Senate, David served as Deputy Director of Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s D.C. office, serving as one of the Governor’s primary liaisons with Congress and the executive branch. He began his D.C. career as a policy advisor to former congressman Denny Heck (D-WA). A Washington state native, David splits his time between Seattle, WA, and Washington, DC.