Clayton T. Cox VP, Federal Public Affairs, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC

Clayton Cox is a vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team, based in Washington, DC. With more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of Democratic politics, he provides an incomparable set of contacts and perspectives to clients.

Clayton most recently oversaw the fundraising for the Democratic National Committee (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. Clayton also served as a senior advisor to Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez in 2017, playing a major role in rebuilding the national party.

During the 2016 cycle, Clayton served as a regional finance director for the DNC, overseeing the national party’s fundraising efforts in the Southeast. He was embedded in Florida during the Clinton presidential campaign where his team broke regional fundraising records.

In 2014, Clayton took on his first national fundraising profile as the finance director for Virginia Progress PAC, which sought to support Senator Mark Warner’s reelection to the Senate. Prior, he was the deputy finance director for the Southeast and Florida at the DNC and Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Clayton was a member of President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign where he helped raise money in the Southeast. He has also worked for Senator Claire McCaskill in her Washington, DC office. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife and two young children.

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  • The George Washington University, MA, Political Management, 2012
  • The University of Georgia, BA, International Affairs and Political Science, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer, "The Future of Fundraising," George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, March 8, 2021

Member, University of Georgia School of Public & International Affairs Alumni Board of Directors, 2021

Treasurer, Every Zip Code Counts, 2021

Scholarship Chair, University of Georgia DC Alumni Chapter, 2021

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