Leon Buck is a seasoned, 25-year Democratic Capitol Hill veteran. Leon founded Government Strategies, a government relations firm serving clients before Congress and federal agencies. Prior to that, he was Assistant Vice President for the Property Casualty Insurers Association, where he was the chief lobbyist for House Democrats specializing in Dodd-Frank issues; complex insurance matters such as the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIA), and the ability of insurance companies to preserve and protect underwriting freedom before the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees. Leon has deep established ties with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and senior members of the House Democratic leadership.
Leon also served as the Chief of Staff and legislative director for U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX.), where he worked on issues such as the Violence Against Women Act, the USA Patriot Act, and Federal hate crimes legislation. He has served as a lobbyist for the American Red Cross, where he managed federal and state government relations and public policy throughout the Gulf Coast region for the Hurricane Recovery Program. Prior to that, he served as the minority staff director to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the House Judiciary Committee, where he specialized in legislation for high-tech immigrant visas, the U.S. visa waiver program and investment visas. Leon also served as legislative director to
D.C. Mayors Sharon Pratt Kelly and Marion Barry before the Council of the District of Columbia.