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Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee is concerned with federal legislative actions and regulatory policies affecting the opportunity and ability of electrical contractors to operate efficiently, profitably and in the best interest of their customers. The committee makes recommendations to the NECA Board of Governors on the association’s national legislative policies. It also reviews related model programs for implementation at the state and local levels, including bidding and contracting procedures. The committee cooperates with a wide variety of electrical and construction industry organizations in order to create a better climate for electrical construction. The committee Secretary represents NECA in these organizations. Each member of the Government Affairs Committee is charged with monitoring and stimulating growth in the level of contributions to NECA’s political action program within all chapters in the district he represents. The committee reviews these political action efforts and recommends appropriate levels of giving for contractors and association staff. Committee members are expected to attend the Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. as part of their duties.

2021 Government Affairs Committee Roster

Gregory A. Rick, Chair

Vice President District Seven
Rick Electric, Inc.
Moorhead, MN

James A Thiele

Southern Colorado Chapter
BW Systems
Colorado Springs, CO

Stephen Gianotti

New York City Chapter
Arcadia Electrical Company Inc
Ridgewood, NY

Brian Morales

San Diego Chapter
Pro-Cal Lighting Inc
Vista, CA

James D Bane

West Virginia-Ohio Valley Chapter
Mon Valley Electric Inc
Pleasant Valley, WV

Jake Davie

American Line Builders Chapter
Hooper Corporation
Madison, WI

Edward E Witt Jr

North Florida Chapter
Miller Electric Company
Jacksonville, FL

Eric J Hott (NextGen)

Florida West Coast Chapter
MJM Electric Inc
Tampa, FL

Robert J Turner II

Michigan Chapter
Turner Electric Inc
Dexter, MI

I Steven Diamond (PLC)

Chicago & Cook County Chapter
Malko Communication Services LLC
Skokie, IL

Mark Huston

North Texas Chapter
Lone Star Electric
Fort Worth, TX

Timothy R McBride (PLC)

San Diego Chapter
Southern Contracting Company
San Marcos, CA

Rick Rothermel

Puget Sound Chapter
Pacific Coast Electrical Contractors Inc
Bothell, WA

Mark Walter (PLC)

Northwest Line Constructors Chapter
Christenson Electric Inc
Portland, OR

Donald G. Laffoon

Kansas City Chapter
Electrical Corporation of America
Raytown, MO

James Farrell, Secretary

Executive Director, Government Affairs
Washington, DC