Gregg Sangillo, CongressDaily
Dan Gage remembers some of the differences between working for a member of the House and a mayor. “The biggest shift going to the legislative from the executive is that you can sort of pick and choose the issues that are of interest to you or most important to you…When you’re mayor, it’s like there’s always a crisis of the day,” says Gage, who is vice president of government relations with J.A. Green and Company. Previously he was chief of staff and legislative director for former Rep. James Walsh, R-N.Y., and he also once served as the director of public affairs for the city of Syracuse, N.Y. and was an aide for former Mayor Roy Bernardi, who went on to become deputy secretary at HUD. Gage hails from Syracuse and for a while worked in Walsh’s district office there. He also earned a mater’s degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. These days, he lives with his wide outside of Annapolis, MD., with their two children. He played soccer growing up, and he keeps active skiing, hunting, and fishing. J.A. Green and Company was founded by Jeffery Green, a former staff director of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee. Green is also a native of Central New York.