Kevin B. Spinella – who this week joined Gaffney, Bennett & Associates – started as a legislative aid for the House Democrats in 2010 and over the past 10 years became one of the key sausage-makers at the General Assembly in Hartford.
Spinella worked his way up to senior policy analyst to House Speakers Brendan Sharkey and Sharkey’s successor, current Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, playing a key role researching and helping to analyze policy and programs as well as drafting and finalizing legislation.
He also served as a liaison and negotiator between legislators on both sides of the aisle, the Executive Branch, and advocates and lobbyists on priority issues. With respect to elections, Spinella was a campaign coordinator for the House Democratic caucus during the 2010-18 election cycles, and was responsible for helping to develop strategies, prep candidates for debates, and coordinate events with Congressional and U.S. Senate campaigns.
Monday was Spinella’s first day with Gaffney, Bennett & Associates’ team of eight lobbyists and lawyers.