Lindsey Kerr

Lindsey Kerr

Partner Washington, DC

Lindsey is a Partner at The Messina Group.

Lindsey is a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served in the House and the Senate, with a strong understanding of Senate process and significant experience developing legislative strategies at the highest levels of government.

With nearly a decade of experience working for members in House and Senate Democratic Leadership, Lindsey joined TMG after serving as the chief of staff for Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). As chief of staff, Lindsey was top strategic advisor for policy, legislative procedure, and press in the Klobuchar office, supporting the Senator’s work as Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, as well as her work as a senior Democrat on the Commerce and Agriculture Committees.

Prior to her time as chief of staff, Lindsey was the Democratic staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration, where she served as the principal legal advisor to the Committee, responsible for a range of issues including Senate Rules and procedure, campaign finance law, and federal elections. While on the Committee, Lindsey represented Democrats in negotiations and advanced key priorities, including working with leadership colleagues and the Senate Committee on Appropriations to secure more than a billion dollars in election security funding, and coordinating government-wide efforts to fortify election infrastructure. She has significant experience managing hearings, mark-ups, and federal nominations, including work on multiple Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In 2021, Lindsey served as the top Senate Democratic staff representative responsible for working with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to plan, oversee, and execute the Presidential Inauguration.

Lindsey initially joined the Senate to serve as Senator Klobuchar’s national security and foreign policy advisor, where she developed expertise in cyber, defense, intelligence, trade, and national security issues. Prior to that, she worked in the House of Representatives as senior counsel to Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN). Lindsey started her career on Capitol Hill as a fellow with the American Political Science Association.

She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Grant, and their twin daughters, Sophie and Ella. She holds bachelor’s, master’s, and juris doctorate degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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