Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

R. Paul Stimers: 40 Under 40

The young lobbyists with the most influence in Washington

Name: R. Paul Stimers
Firm: K&L Gates
Age: 34

Stimers, who says he gets “the world’s worst motion sickness,” has no desire to go into space. But the K&L Gates partner wants to help everyone else get there. With NASA’s space-shuttle program coming to an end, Stimers is advocating for private-sector space flight on behalf of his client, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He successfully lobbied last year for passage of the NASA Reauthorization Act, which included $1.6 billion of funding for private companies building rockets for human space travel. Stimers also lobbies for other cutting-edge clients. He began working for the NanoBusiness Alliance in 2002, when he helped pass the 21st Century Nanotech Research and Development Act.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

Subscribe to Washingtonian
Follow Washingtonian on Twitter

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Everything You Need to Know About Pho*

The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts

15 Casual (But Still Really Cool) Gifts for Your New Boyfriend

Free Things to Do in DC November 25-29: A Complimentary Turkey Fry

Black Friday Brunch Specials Around DC

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

Your Guide to Amazing DC Gifts For Everyone on Your List

This Dramatic New Apartment Building Just Opened in "The Next Cool DC Neighborhood You Never Heard Of"

What It's Like to Manage a Target on Black Friday