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David Sloane
Senior Managing Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for AARP

David Sloane is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for AARP. He is responsible for federal and state government relations, as well as the Association’s grassroots, e-Advocacy and voter education programs.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in the public affairs arena, Mr. Sloane has held numerous positions in both the public and private sectors. More than half of his career was spent in government service, including as a Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George H. W. Bush; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Governmental Affairs for Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Hanford Dole; and Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to the late Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island. Mr. Sloane also has held lobbying positions for several business interests, including the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors and GTE Corporation.

He is a graduate of the School of Government and Public Administration, The American University, Washington, DC.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

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