Dave Lowitzki is the founder and principal of Lowitzki Consulting.
Before founding his own government relations and political consulting firm in 2015, he spent eight years leading the policy and legislative work for SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, one of the largest and most politically and legislatively active unions in Illinois. Over the years he has developed strong relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers, legislative staff, the Governor's Office, and state agencies. He has helped advocate and organize around numerous budget and policy issues, including the tax increase campaign in 2010-2011, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage, marriage equality, the abolition of the death penalty, Secure Choice, and individual state programs such as the Child Care Assistance Program, the Home Services Program, and the Community Care Program.
He has also played large roles leading and coordinating coalitions, including acting as the legislative chair of Illinois Unites for Marriage (the coalition for marriage equality that included LGBT, labor and community organizations), legislative chair of A Better Illinois (the Fair Tax campaign that included labor, community, and social service organizations), on the steering committee of the Responsible Budget Coalition, and as a lead with Raise Illinois (the minimum wage coalition of policy, labor, and community organizations).
Dave brings specific expertise in the budget and appropriations process, bill drafting and analysis, and bill negotiation, and has developed legislative and policy expertise in numerous areas, including:
- Budget and appropriations
- General health care and Medicaid
- Long-term care (both institution based and home and community based services)
- Child care
- Labor issues
He also has experience working on and with numerous electoral campaigns, including serving as Campaign Manager, general consulting, mail development, developing policy platforms and strategic plans, and, of course, knocking on many, many doors.
When Dave isn't working, he's probably hanging out with his two incredible kids or watching baseball. Or both.