Bill Lowery is a Principal of Innovative Federal Strategies. His experience as an elected representative in both local and federal government provides him with valuable insight into the legislative and political process. By serving in the private sector and working on behalf of interests that vary from states to municipalities and large corporations to small businesses, he has kept his hand in the public policy arena. Mr. Lowery contributes an insider perspective that has proven invaluable to the firm’s clients.
Mr. Lowery served for 12 years as a Member of Congress before retiring in 1993. While serving in the House, he was the Ranking Republican on the Appropriations Military Construction Subcommittee and also served on several other Appropriations Subcommittees including: Veterans-Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies; Interior; and Treasury-Postal Service-General Government. Early in his congressional career, Mr. Lowery was a member of the House Banking and Science Committees. He also served as Ranking Member of the Judiciary and Education Subcommittee for the House District of Columbia Committee.
His career as a public official began in 1977 with his election to the San Diego City Council, where he was involved in economic development and downtown revitalization. Mr. Lowery served as the city’s representative on the Joint City of San Diego – San Diego Unified School District School Finance Task Force. He was serving as Deputy Mayor in 1980 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Lowery is a member of the California Western School of Law Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the California Institute on Public Policy. Mr. Lowery is a frequent lecturer at the Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay, on issues related to the appropriations process and the partisan divide in Congress. He also was a board member of the San Diego based ORINCON Corporation, an advanced technology firm acquired by Lockheed Martin Corporation, and a board member of DSR of Fairfax, Virginia, now a division of General Dynamics Corporation.