Majority Staff Director
David Cleary is the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and the majority staff director to the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Cleary manages the senator’s committee staff and personal office and is the principal advisor on Alexander’s legislative agenda, including education, health care, and fiscal issues. Prior to joining the Alexander team, Cleary worked for the House Education and Workforce Committee for Chairman John Boehner, R-Ohio, on disability policy. He started his career at the U.S. Department of Education, working on elementary and secondary education and special education issues for several years.