Walden Staffer Expands CFM’s Federal Lobby Team

Bend native Kirby Garrett, who rose from intern to DC legislative assistant for Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, is joining CFM and expanding its federal affairs team in Washington, DC.

Bend native Kirby Garrett, who rose from intern to DC legislative assistant for Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, is joining CFM and expanding its federal affairs team in Washington, DC.

CFM is expanding its federal affairs team with the addition of Kirby Garrett, who has worked for Oregon Congressman Greg Walden since 2011. 

A Bend native and a political science graduate of Baylor University, Garrett worked his way up in the Walden office, starting as an intern, graduating to field representative in LaGrande and moving to Washington, DC to become a legislative assistant. In the latter role, he managed Walden’s work on transportation, infrastructure, education, financial services, taxation, labor and housing issues.

Garrett’s achievements included helping Walden advance legislation to return commercial air service to Klamath Falls and ensure bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area were eligible for vital federal transportation funding. 

"I’m excited about what Kirby brings to CFM and the clients we represent,” says Joel Rubin, CFM Federal Affairs Partner. "His record of accomplishment and experience working for Congressman Walden will bring tremendous value to our federal team.” 

"Kirby has broad and deep connections to leaders on the Hill and throughout the Pacific Northwest,” Rubin adds. "He will complement our team’s comprehensive approach to lobbying and help our clients navigate the federal process.”

“I’m looking forward to continuing my work for Oregon and Pacific Northwest interests. Working for an Oregon firm with clients throughout the Northwest will allow me the opportunity to work on issues I’m passionate about and stay connected to the region I call home,” Garrett says.

Garrett, who will be CFM’s Manager, Federal Affairs, can be reached at his CFM email address: kirbyg@cfmdc.com.