Eastern Washington University’s Department of Government Relations’ goal is to promote the campus community’s mission, interests and needs. EWU Government Relations identifies, coordinates and advances the university’s interests to elected officials both in Olympia and the nation’s capital.
David Buri, a former member of the Washington State House of Representatives (9th district), knows the importance of building relationships with elected officials and their dedicated, hard-working staffs. He and President Cullinan collaborate with all of Washington’s public baccalaureate institutions to present a unified and focused voice for higher education to the Washington State legislature.
Nathan Fitzgerald has nearly a decade of experience representing private interests and higher education in Washington State. He has been a lead political strategist on issues ranging from labor policy to energy, environment, and technology. A first-generation college graduate, Nathan cares deeply about EWU’s mission and unique student population.
Nathan and David work alongside President Cullinan to advocate for EWU’s legislative priorities.