US Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) praised the appointment of Stefan Passantino as deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel by President Donald Trump. From a press release:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today congratulated Stefan Passantino and applauded his appointment to the position of deputy assistant to the president and deputy counsel by President Donald J. Trump.
At the White House, Passantino will focus on compliance and ethics matters.
“The incoming president has made a very wise choice in his decision to appoint Stefan Passantino, a great Georgian who over the course of two decades has earned a reputation for excellence in advising corporations, elected officials and political organizations on ethics and compliance issues,” said Isakson, who is one of Passantino’s clients and who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. “This is a win for our country and a win for Georgia. From his work as special assistant to the Georgia attorney general to his legal advice to the state Republican party and to my own campaigns for U.S. Senate, Stefan brings a depth of knowledge and dedication to service that few could match.”
Passantino has served as Isakson’s campaign counsel for more than 10 years as well as counsel to the Georgia Republican Party. Passantino is leaving his role as a member of Dentons’ public policy and regulation practice and head of the firm’s political law practice. He is an expert in state and federal election law, political contributions, pay-to-play, state and federal lobbying laws and ethics issues. He has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the “Best Legal Minds in Washington” in the field of campaign and election law every year since 2011.
Stefan also served as the 14th District GOP’s legal counsel. We are incredibly proud of Stefan’s service to our Party and this well-deserved appointment. On behalf of the 14th District GOP, I wish him luck in Washington.