Tristan R. Breaux

Principal

Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4873

(202) 861-1905

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Continues Practice Expansion with the Addition of Lobbyist Tristan R. Breaux

Breaux will assist clients with strategies to address federal, state, and local housing, transportation, and education policy with a strong focus on the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Tristan assists clients with strategies to address local, state, and federal housing, transportation, and education policy. He has 13 years of local, state, and federal government experience, with a specific focus on Virginia and the District of Columbia, especially the Virginia General Assembly, South Carolina Legislature, and the District of Columbia government. He also has experience as a staffer on the House Budget Committee, former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, and former Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina.

In addition to serving in various local and state roles in Virginia, Tristan served for six years as the district director for Delegate Holmes Norton, serving as a liaison to District Government, Maryland, and Virginia on various issues. He worked for the House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt of South Carolina and most recently as the legislative director for Rep. Joe Cunningham of South Carolina.

In addition to legislative and policy experience, Tristan also served as director of policy for the National Housing Conference. He advocated for ensuring safe, decent and affordable housing on behalf of members, with a strategic focus on increasing equity and equality in housing. Tristan was also the community affairs director for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, deputy political director for Tim Kaine for U.S. Senate and the civic engagement organizer for the NAACP, among other positions.

Tristan earned his bachelor’s degree in a political science from Norfolk State University and his master’s in criminal justice administration from Liberty University.

News

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Continues Practice Expansion with the Addition of Lobbyist Tristan R. Breaux

February 04, 2021

Breaux will assist clients with strategies to address federal, state, and local housing, transportation, and education policy with a strong focus on the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Education

  • Liberty University, M.S., 2015
  • Norfolk State University, B.A., 2013

National Democratic Club, Member, 2016-Present

Norfolk State University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 2019-Present

ThriveDC Homeless Shelter, Advisory Board, 2019-Present

Young Democrats of America, Black Caucus Chairman, 2017-2019

Washington Math, Science & Tech Public Charter High School, Board of Trustees (Secretary), 2016-2018

Mayors Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, At-Large Commissioner, 2017-2018

Mayors Commission on Poverty Reduction, Ward 7 Commissioner, 2011-2013