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Joe Krahn is a Senior Associate at the Washington, D.C. government relations firm of Waterman & Associates. Mr. Krahn has over 13 years of federal lobbying experience, with expertise in local government advocacy in both the legislative and regulatory arenas. Since 1996, he has served as one of Waterman & Associates’ chief advocates for the California State Association of Counties. Mr. Krahn handles a wide variety of issues of importance to county government, including transportation, law enforcement/criminal justice matters, and disaster relief issues. He also handles an array of other legislative and regulatory matters on behalf of counties. Mr. Krahn holds a Juris Master Degree from George Mason University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. Prior to joining Waterman & Associates, Mr. Krahn served as a child welfare caseworker at a private, non-profit agency in Chicago, Illinois. COURSES: 309 Shaping Federal Legislation, Regulations and Rule Making