Richard Pera

Richard PeraRichard Pera serves as Legislative Assistant at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, updating the CEO’s Office on various developments on Capitol Hill. Pera brings policy and legislative experience to the Institute, including stints in several Members’ offices in the US House of Representatives. In 2014, Pera worked on the staff of a US Senate campaign in Alaska, directly advising the candidate on policy matters. Before that, he served on the policy and communications team at the British Consulate-General in Chicago, reporting political and economic developments to UK officials in Washington, DC and London. Pera also worked at the Department of State, where he evaluated a program enabling diplomats to locate and assist US citizens abroad. Though a native Washingtonian, Pera’s upbringing in a military family included overseas tours in Paris, France and Gaeta, Italy. He also studied European politics in Freiburg, Germany. Pera earned a B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

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