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First name
Lindsey
 Kerr

Job title
Partner, The Messina Group
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Lindsey is a veteran of Capitol Hill, having served in the House and the Senate, with 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 The Messina Group 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. 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.

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.

Lindsey holds bachelor’s, master’s, and juris doctorate degrees from Georgia State University.