Why He Matters
Conda has been instrumental in devising conservative policies ever since he came to Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. As Assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney for Domestic Policy from 2001 to 2003, Conda spearheaded the Bush-era tax cuts and helped craft broad economic policy.
Though his boss, Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), is a first-term senator, Conda brings more than 25 years of legislative experience to the Senate. Rubio named Conda chief of staff after Conda served as a policy adviser on his 2010 Senate camapign and during Rubio's Senate transition. Conda served as a member of Rubio's debate preparation team and helped hire the senator's new staff.