Alan Elias, a policy adviser to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and a former aide to then-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), has signed with the lobby firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock as a vice president.
"Alan is a well-respected expert on a variety of policy areas important to the nation and our clients," said the firm's Vin Weber, a former GOP Representative from Minnesota.
Elias also previously worked for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. During his nine years on the Hill, Elias worked on such issues as foreign policy, homeland security and budget and appropriations matters.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.