Vaughn R. Flasher,President
Capitol Strategies Group, LLC
Vaughn Flasher began his career in government in the Ohio General Assembly in 1992 as a Ray Bliss intern from the University of Akron. He also served as a Legislative Service Commission intern and a Legislative Research Assistant in the House of Representatives.
Subsequently, Vaughn was asked to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor to House Speaker Jo Ann Davidson. In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating numerous key policy initiatives for the majority caucus, including legislation pertaining to insurance, health care and welfare reform.
In 1996, Vaughn joined the Columbus-based lobbying firm of Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants as Vice President. In 2001, Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants merged with another lobbying organization to form the Success Group, Ltd. During his tenure with both firms, Vaughn successfully advanced the government affairs interests of numerous professional associations, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
In 2005, Vaughn launched Capitol Strategies Group, LLC, a multi-disciplined, multi-client government affairs and political consulting firm.
In addition to his lobbying expertise, Vaughn has also honed his political skills by managing numerous candidate and issue campaigns during the past 20 years. In 1994, he helped House Republicans secure their first majority in more than two decades and in 1996, he served as Deputy Director of the House Republican Campaign Committee. More recently, Vaughn served as General Consultant to the Republican Senate Campaign Committee from 2006 to 2013, successfully guiding Republicans to the largest majority by either party in the Senate in 43 years.