Democracy Alliance, the left-wing donors’ collaborative whose most famous member is George Soros, has welcomed a new board member, Ted Trimpa.
Here is Trimpa’s bio, according to the group’s website:
Ted Trimpa practices in all areas of federal, state, and local legislative law, with a special concentration on public policy, political strategy, and political participation. He has extensive multistate experience and handles legislative matters on behalf of firm clients before the Colorado General Assembly and legislatures throughout the country.
Ted is a sought-after advocate resulting from his deep understanding of the national and multistate political and nonprofit landscape. He has been recognized in national publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, National Review, The Advocate, and The Weekly Standard for his central role in designing cutting edge public policy strategies.
Prior to joining Hogan & Hartson, Ted was a shareholder with a national firm where he was responsible for matters before the Colorado General Assembly and had a multistate public policy practice. Ted has orchestrated the successful passage of several public initiatives, including major social policy changes and landmark reforms to state fiscal policy. He also previously served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for a prominent lobbying firm in Colorado. Before attending law school, Ted served as a legislative aide for United States Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum.
And here is a link to Trimpa’s page at the Hogan & Hartson law firm’s website.
An Atlantic article from 2007 describes Trimpa as “an acerbic lawyer and former tobacco lobbyist.” It also describes him as “Colorado’s answer to Karl Rove.” Trimpa was also mentioned in a Time article in the fall.