George R. Nethercutt, Jr.

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George R. Nethercutt, Jr. is managing partner in the firm of Lundquist, Nethercutt & Griles LLC (LNG Associates).

Nethercutt and former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles joined the Lundquist Group LLC, the lobbying firm of Andrew D. Lundquist, in January 2005. [1]

Nethercut, the Republican representative for the Spokane, Washington, area for five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, lost a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2004. [2]



According to his LNG biography, Nethercutt "brings a wealth of public and private experience to Lundquist, Nethercutt & Griles, having served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005. Nethercutt’s historic 1994 victory unseated then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley, the first defeat of a sitting Speaker since 1860. Nethercutt represented Washington’s 5th Congressional District until choosing to run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. While in the House, Nethercutt served on the prestigious House Committee on Appropriations and the House Science Committee. Prior to his election to Congress, Nethercutt was a practicing attorney in Washington state, specializing in estate planning, probate and adoption law. He previously served as staff counsel, and then chief of staff, to U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, working on such issues as agriculture, fisheries, timber and mining. Nethercutt co-founded the private, non-profit Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery for the prevention of child abuse. He has also served as president of the Spokane chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Washington Policy Center in Seattle, a nonpartisan free-market think tank.

"Mr. Nethercutt earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Washington State University before graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have two children."


"Board Member, Washington Policy Center since January 2005; Member, U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2005; Member, Subcommittee on Interior, Agriculture and Defense Appropriations from 1995 to 2005; Member, Committee on Science and Energy from 1998 to 2005; Vice Chairman, Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations from 2000 to 2004; Member, Washington State Bar Association since 1972." [3]


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