Lucy Calautti has had nearly 30 years of legislative and political experience in state and federal government. During most of that time, she served as Chief of Staff to Senator Byron Dorgan, a member of the Ways and Means Committee in the House, and then a member of the Appropriations, Commerce, Energy and Indian Affairs Committees in the Senate. Prior to her Capitol Hill experience, Ms. Calautti worked with then North Dakota Tax Commissioner Byron Dorgan, where she developed strategies for state tax policy. She became an experienced campaign manager, shepherding several successful congressional races. Ms. Calautti has also used her extensive campaign experience to help women seek and win public office. Today she is the President of Dakota Strategies, LLC.