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David Vitter

David Vitter

Co-Chair

David Vitter is a Co-Chairman of Mercury in Washington, D.C and leads the development of Mercury’s Gulf South operations.

Served two terms in the United States Senate where he was a ranking member of the Committee on the Environment and Public Works.

Crafted  and passed major legislation including: the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA); and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act).

Served in the U.S. House, where he represented Louisiana’s 1st District.

Prior to being elected to Congress, he served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and was a business attorney.

Earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a Master’s with Highest Honors from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School.

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David Vitter is a Co-Chairman of Mercury in Washington, D.C and leads the development of Mercury’s Gulf South operations. He helps clients with strategic government relations.

Prior to joining Mercury, Vitter served two terms in the United States Senate where he was ranking member of the Committee on the Environment and Public Works. In this role, he crafted and passed major legislation including: the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a landmark Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform that passed with historic, bipartisan support; the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA); and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act). He also achieved substantial reform within federal agencies like EPA, and was a leading member of the Judiciary, Banking, and Small Business Committees. He built a reputation as a strong conservative voice for reform, always fighting to reign in excessive Washington power and regulation.

Vitter also served in the U.S. House, where he represented Louisiana’s 1st District. After winning his seat in a special election in 1999, he went on to be reelected twice. He was active on the Appropriations, Transportation and Infrastructure, Judiciary, and Budget Committees. ‎ Prior to being elected to Congress, he served in the Louisiana House of Representatives and was a business attorney.

David earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (Magna Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa‎), a Master’s with Highest Honors from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. He, his wife Wendy, and their four children live in Metairie, Louisiana.