Bill Ghent

Government Relations

Bill Ghent has more than 25 years of media, legislative, and political experience in Washington, D.C. For more than eight years, Bill covered news on the Hill, reporting on everything from energy and environmental policy to budget and tax issues. After learning the ins and outs of Congress, Bill entered politics as the communications director for Sen. Tom Carper, a member of the Finance, Environment and Public Works and Homeland Security and Government Affairs committees. Over time, he rose in ranks to become the senator’s legislative director and, later, his chief of staff. While chief, Bill helped to pass one of the few legislative fixes to the Affordable Care Act, while also spearheading, in coordination with the White House and USTR, the passage of the Trade Promotion Act in 2015. In 2009, Bill started the Moderate Democratic Working Group in the Senate, which coordinated policy and legislative strategy among the various Democratic offices, while acting as a bridge to senior congressional leadership and outside political groups. He also served as the Democratic head of the Bipartisan Legislative Directors network. On the political side, Bill oversaw the senator’s 2018 re-election and managed his PAC fundraising and spending.

  • Carrie Fisher once told him he was adorable
  • Columbia Pictures paid him to be an extra in "A League of Their Own"
  • Learned how to play poker in grade school from his aunts and uncles
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