Press Release

March 31, 2016

Joshua Taylor Named Partner with Edwards, Davis Stover & Associates, LLC

Veteran of Obama Administration, Capitol Hill Joins Strategic Consulting Firm Founded by former Texas Congressman Chet Edwards

WASHINGTON – Edwards, Davis Stover & Associates, LLC today announced that Joshua Taylor has been named a partner in the strategic consulting firm founded by former Congressman Chet Edwards and Lindsey Davis Stover. A veteran of the Obama Administration and Congress, Taylor joins the firm after serving in senior leadership roles with Third Way and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where he served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs.

“Josh brings a wealth of knowledge and proven experience with the federal government, and we are excited to welcome him to our team as a partner,” said former Congressman Edwards. “Josh has earned a reputation as an exceptional leader and skilled communicator throughout his time in the Obama Administration, on Capitol Hill, and on political campaigns. Josh will diversify and strengthen our firm’s work for our clients and provide the expert assistance they need to succeed with the federal government.”

Taylor has 15 years of experience in federal and state government and politics. His public service earned him the VA’s Meritorious Service Award in 2015. From 2003 to 2011, he served as Congressman Edwards’ communications director, where he was named a “Top Up and Coming Press Secretary” by The Washington Post. He took a break from Congress in 2008 to join the Obama presidential campaign as its Texas Communications Director.

Taylor was appointed to VA by the White House in 2011 as Press Secretary and was later promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs and then Acting Assistant Secretary. In that capacity, he led a nationwide team of public affairs professionals and oversaw VA’s public affairs operation of 90 employees. Taylor began his career in Texas working for a statewide political campaign and for a leader in the Texas House of Representatives. A native of Texas, Taylor attended The University of Texas at Austin and resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with his family.


Edwards, Davis Stover & Associates, LLC, is a strategic consulting firm dedicated to providing superior service to respected companies, associations and nonprofits seeking expert assistance to advance their mission and improve outreach to federal agencies and the U.S. Congress.