Clifton works with corporations, small and medium-sized companies, nonprofit organizations, and associations with matters before federal, state, and local legislative and executive branches of government. He advocates for clients in a wide range of policy matters before state legislative and executive agencies.
Prior to joining Taft Advisors, he served for over a decade as a senior level staffer to current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge in her Congressional office. As one of Congresswoman Fudge’s key advisors, he was responsible for managing the staff, advising on both legislative and local issues, and assisting with the development and implementation of the Congresswoman’s strategic legislative agenda and outreach priorities.
During his tenure on Capitol Hill, Clifton advised on issues related to housing, education, appropriations, financial services, small businesses, amongst a vast array of other issues. This included working closely with House Education and Labor committee staff on the reauthorization of ESEA, and being the lead staffer on several pieces of legislation introduced by the Congresswoman.