CAPITOL 6 ADVISORS
In military terminology, “got your six” is the commitment to protect teammates from harm that comes from outside their field of vision. Similarly, the mission of Cap6 is to protect our clients and solve their most complicated problems.
Chris is widely regarded as one of the most successful strategists in Washington, marrying legislative tactics to navigate Capitol Hill with cutting edge communications strategies to move public opinion. Today, he helps Fortune 500 companies and the C-suite leaders of emerging brands position their companies for success – and fend off legislative threats. For 18 years, Chris was the legislative field general for the gun rights movement, an effort that saw a nearly 100 percent success rate in the halls of Congress and in most state legislatures.
Away from politics, Chris founded an effort to enlist leading cultural brands and talents in the country music industry to promote a wholesome American lifestyle that includes a legacy of responsible gun ownership. Chris has appeared on a variety of national news programs, including Fox News Sunday, Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity, The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS, to name a few. He has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other publications and was a primetime speaker during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Chris got his start in Washington in the 1990s as a senior legislative aide to a veteran congressman, managing issues relating to the judicial system and criminal justice reform. He is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis. A Tennessee native, Chris resides in Virginia with his family.
Phil HoonVice President
Phil serves as Vice-President of Capitol 6 Advisors. He advises a diverse group of clients, ranging from leading outdoor brands and school safety programs to renewable energy startups.
Phil began his D.C. career in the political campaign office of then-U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In what was considered to be one of the most tightly contested Senate campaigns in the country, Phil worked closely with the finance, political and external governmental offices in Senator Reid’s successful re-election effort. Following the campaign, he served as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations at the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. For nearly a decade he managed the Foundation’s sponsorships, which included corporate, foundation and individual contributors both in and out of the outdoor space.
Phil is a graduate of Lynchburg College with a B.A. in American History and Communications. He lives with his family in Annapolis, MD.
David LehmanVice President
David has served as Vice-President of Capitol 6 Advisors since October 2019. In that capacity, he has helped achieve numerous successes for the firm’s clients, providing strategic advice and direction for political, legislative, fundraising and corporate branding campaigns. David has a strong expertise in strategic communications, data research and crisis management, as well as a proven ability in designing, developing and executing successful corporate, political and grassroots campaigns.
From 2002 to September 2019, he was Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel for one of the nation’s oldest and largest constitutional rights organizations. He was one of the association’s principal political, policy and legal strategists, helping lead election efforts in every cycle between 2002 and 2018. David was responsible for all aspects of the association’s political campaigns, including creative message development, television, radio and digital advertising production and placement, grassroots targeting and an extensive direct mail program.
In 2001 and 2002, David was a consultant for the Federalist Group (now Crossroads Strategies), a bipartisan, multi-disciplinary federal relations advocacy firm based in Washington, D.C. From 1994 to 2001, he worked in the U.S. Congress, serving as Legal Counsel for Reps. Jimmy Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas), as well as Counsel and Chief of Staff for Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).
David is a graduate of Biola University and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School. He is a member of the California and U.S. Supreme Court bars. A California native, David resides in Virginia with his family.
Scott ChristmanDirector of Coalitions
Scott Christman serves as Coalitions Director for Capitol 6 Advisors. In that capacity, he helps develop and manage coalition initiatives and programs; reviews relevant political, legislative and public policy information related to clients’ industries; and provides public affairs, fundraising, government relations and grassroots communications advice.
Scott is a government relations and public policy professional with more than two decades in federal and state government relations, grassroots advocacy, public affairs/crisis communications and non-profit association management. He is a proven operations executive with over 20 years of experience managing high-profile and fast-paced organizations. Prior to joining Capitol 6 Advisors, Scott served as Chief of Staff for one of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations. In that role, he oversaw a staff of over 100 and managed a $65 million budget as well as strategic initiatives, programs, workflow improvement and communications.
Scott is a graduate of The American University. He lives with his family in northern Virginia.
Chasen BullockPolitical Director
Chasen serves as Political Director for Capitol 6 Advisors. When business and politics intermingle, he is the strategist you want in your corner.
Chasen has served in senior leadership roles on presidential, gubernatorial, senate, congressional and state legislative campaigns. He has also worked for both the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Congressional Leadership Fund, which are the primary groups dedicated to electing Republicans to United States Congress. Additionally, he has worked in the United States Congress for the Committee on Small Business.
Chasen has also developed and executed advocacy efforts for nonprofits seeking to make a change – whether that entails publishing op-eds, paid media efforts, or building a grassroots following.
Chasen got his start in politics in San Diego, California where he learned the nuts and bolts of campaigns. He now lives in Virginia with his family.