Kyle E. McSlarrow

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Kyle E. McSlarrow
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McSlarrow speaking in 2008.
Born (1960-06-29) June 29, 1960 (age 57)
Residence Falls Church, Virginia
Nationality United States
Alma mater Cornell University
University of Virginia School of Law

Kyle E. McSlarrow (born June 29, 1960)[1] is a former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy and Congressional candidate. He currently serves as the head of Comcast's lobbying and government-affairs office, which now includes NBCUniversal lawyers and lobbyists.


McSlarrow, a native of Virginia, earned degrees from Cornell University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Alison, live in Falls Church, Virginia.

Before moving to Capitol Hill in 1995, McSlarrow was an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hunton & Williams. As a Captain in the U.S. Army, McSlarrow served in the Secretary of the Army's office as Assistant to the General Counsel of the Army from 1985 to 1989.

Political campaigns[edit]

Before joining the Department of Energy, McSlarrow served as Vice President of Political and Government Affairs for, a privately held Internet company which marketed web-based political tools and services.[2] McSlarrow has held numerous positions in the political arena. From 1998 to 2000, he was the national chairman of the Dan Quayle for president campaign.[2] In 1997, he joined the office of the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell as Chief of Staff. McSlarrow also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Counsel for Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott between 1995 and 1997.[2] McSlarrow was the Republican nominee in Virginia's 8th Congressional District in 1992 and 1994, losing both times to incumbent Jim Moran.

US Department of Energy[edit]

McSlarrow became Chief of Staff of the Department of Energy, serving during the George W. Bush administration.

On November 27, 2002, McSlarrow was appointed United States Deputy Secretary of Energy.[2][3] He also was co-chairman of the U.S.-Russia Energy Working Group, a program started by George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.[2] He resigned in January 2005, leaving in early February.[4][5]

Cable lobbyist[edit]

McSlarrow was president & CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, a trade group representing the U.S. cable industry, from March 2005 to 2011.

Announced As of 9 March 2011, McSlarrow is intended to start with Comcast as head of Comcast's lobbying and government-affairs office in early April 2011.[6]

Electoral history[edit]

Year Subject Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  % Opponent Party Votes  %
1992 Kyle McSlarrow Republican 102,717 41.6 Jim Moran Democratic 138,542 56.1 Alvin O. West Independent 5,601 2.3
1994 Kyle McSlarrow Republican 79,568 39.3 Jim Moran Democratic 120,281 59.3 R. Ward Edmonds Independent 1,858 0.9



  1. ^ Kellman, Laurie (August 9, 1994). "8th District is hot again." The Washington Times.
  2. ^ a b c d e Kyle E. McSlarrow, Deputy Sec of Energy, 2003 Atoms for Peace Conference.
  3. ^ PN1711 — Kyle E. McSlarrow, — Department of Energy.
  4. ^ "Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow Resigns". 19 Jan 2005. Retrieved 21 Jan 2015. 
  5. ^ PN232 — Jeffrey Clay Sell — Department of Energy,
  6. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, Comcast picks cable-industry official to head lobbying office, Bob Fernandez, March 10, 2011.
  7. ^ "Office of the House Clerk - Electoral Statistics". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. pp. 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2010.