Director of Government Relations for The Concord Coalition
Phil LaRue is the Director of Government Relations for The Concord Coalition, a nationwide, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public about long-term federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. The group was founded in 1992 by former U.S. Commerce Secretary Peter G. Peterson; Warren Rudman, a Republican senator from New Hampshire, and Paul Tsongas, a former Democratic senator from Massachusetts.
As director of government relations, LaRue works with members of Congress and their staffs to promote fiscal responsibility by sharing Concord resources, conducting fiscal town halls and meetings, and coordinating with existing bipartisan fiscal working groups on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining Concord in 2015, LaRue worked as a senior adviser to two former Concord Coalition Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award recipients – Congressmen Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.). In Congressman Kind’s office, LaRue served as spokesman to the House New Democrat Coalition, where he worked across the aisle with pragmatic lawmakers to advance bipartisan legislation.
LaRue received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.