Honorable Tim Hugo, Consultant

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Career Summary

  • Virginia House of Delegates
    • Finance (vice-chair); Commerce and Labor; Transportation; and Privileges and Elections committees
    • Majority Caucus Chairman
  • Free File Alliance Executive Director
  • CapNet, President
  • U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA), Chief of Staff
  • U.S. Rep. Jennifer Dunn (R-WA), Legislative Director
  • U.S. House Committee on House Administration, staff
  • U.S. House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, staff
  • U.S. Department of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Special Assistant


  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, Senior Managers in Government Program
  • College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Arts

Timothy D. Hugo comes to the Livingston Group extensive experience with federal and state government.

As a past honoree of Washington Business Forward’s Top 40 “rising stars,” Mr. Hugo was recently appointed the Executive Director of the Free File Alliance (FFA), a public-private partnership between a coalition of tax preparation companies and the IRS that works to provide free filing for federal income tax return to low and moderate income citizens.

Prior to joining the FFA, Mr. Hugo served as the President of CapNet – a technology association dedicated to educating and electing public officials who recognized the concerns of the technology community. He has also served as the Chief of Staff to Congressman Bud Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Mr. Hugo worked closely with Chairman Shuster on groundbreaking national transportation legislation (“TEA-21’’). He was the first legislative director to Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA), with responsibilities for tax, welfare reform and other issues before the Committee on Ways and Means. As a congressional staffer, he has also worked for the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Public Works and Transportation. During the Administration of President George H. W. Bush, he was the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs.

In 2002, Mr. Hugo was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates with almost 70% of the vote. His current District entails both Fairfax and Prince William Counties. He is currently third in House leadership serving as the Majority Caucus Chairman. He is Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee and also serves on the Commerce and Labor, Transportation, and Privileges and Election committees. Mr. Hugo has worked closely with the General Assembly to ensure Virginia has a favorable business climate not only for local businesses, but also for businesses looking to relocate to Virginia. Recently, he worked to secure state funds for the continued operation of the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB) so that Virginia remains a business-friendly region for Israel.

Mr. Hugo earned his bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary and received a Kodak Fellowship for the Senior Managers in Government Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Significant Associations, Activities and Accomplishments

  • Honoree, Washington Business Forward's Top 40 Rising Stars

Practice Areas

  • Defense/Technologies and Homeland Security
  • Science, Technology and Telecommunications
  • Transportation, Shipbuilding, Shipping and Ports

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