Mark Ritacco

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    Mark Ritacco

    Mark Ritacco serves as the Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Counties. Mark leads NACo’s legislative and executive branch outreach, coalition building and advocacy on behalf of NACo’s members and America’s 3,069 counties.

    Before joining NACo, Mark spent over a decade on Capitol Hill working in both the U.S. House and Senate. Most recently, Mark served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, where he directed the Senate Appropriations and HELP Committee portfolios, cultivated diverse bipartisan relationships, and built coalitions to pass economic policy, influence agency rulemaking, and shape regulatory policy.

    A Connecticut native, Mark lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

    Mark Ritacco serves as the Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Counties.
    2020-03-18
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    2021-10-04

Director of Government Affairs

Mark Ritacco serves as the Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Counties. Mark leads NACo’s legislative and executive branch outreach, coalition building and advocacy on behalf of NACo’s members and America’s 3,069 counties.

Before joining NACo, Mark spent over a decade on Capitol Hill working in both the U.S. House and Senate. Most recently, Mark served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut, where he directed the Senate Appropriations and HELP Committee portfolios, cultivated diverse bipartisan relationships, and built coalitions to pass economic policy, influence agency rulemaking, and shape regulatory policy.

A Connecticut native, Mark lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.

Mission

Strengthen America’s counties.

Vision

Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.