Government Relations Associate/Lobbyist
📞 (860) 614-1061
“Zach’s career advising high-level elected officials and being intricately involved in crafting meaningful legislation is invaluable to our government relations efforts at S&L.”
Having worked for a United States Senator since 2013, most recently as the Director of Outreach for U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy, Zach Dendas has established himself as having the problem-solving skills and the strong relationships required to be a highly effective legislative lobbyist.
Zach began his career as a hard-working staffer on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes’ first bid for re-election. He then served as the Fourth Congressional District representative for then-Congressman Christopher Murphy’s contentious race for the United States Senate, communicating and advocating for his boss’ initiatives in the campaign. Following Murphy’s election to the Senate, Zach moved to Washington in 2013 to serve as Senator Murphy’s Special Assistant before moving up in the office as a Legislative Correspondent.
Zach graduated from Quinnipiac University with a double major in Political Science and History. While there he was a Schweitzer Institute Award Winner & Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science National Honor Society, as well as a member of the Quinnipiac D-1 Men’s Lacrosse Team.
Zach coaches youth lacrosse in Branford and is an active fan of Quinnipiac University athletics. He and his brother serve as co-chairs of the Children’s Inn in Washington D.C., an organization that supports families with children dealing with illnesses. A resident of Essex, Zach recently became engaged and plans to get married at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.