Lucas “Luke” Hatzis is a principal with Capitol Counsel LLC. Hatzis brings to clients nearly a decade of congressional experience serving senior members of the House Republican Caucus, with an emphasis on health care matters and the legislative process.
In his most recent role as legislative director to House Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL), Hatzis focused on the congressman’s Ways and Means Health Subcommittee agenda. During his tenure, he was instrumental in advancing Representative Roskam’s legislative priorities while working closely with House leadership regarding ongoing initiatives and future policy options.
Prior to his experience with Representative Roskam, Hatzis held several positions with high-profile Republican offices. His service as clerk to then House Rules Committee Ranking Member David Dreier (R-CA) offered a unique perspective on the workings of the House legislative process. Before joining the Committee on Rules, Hatzis served as a legislative staffer to the House Republican Conference, writing for the Legislative Digest, a daily legislative analysis tool used by congressional staffers. In this position, Hatzis analyzed pending legislation due for house floor consideration and acted as a liaison during floor procedures.
Additionally, Hatzis worked for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), ultimately serving as floor assistant to the speaker. Hatzis provided daily floor action reports to the speaker and White House staff and closely coordinated with staff for other House Republican members. His duties also included extensive research regarding voting, parliamentary, and legislative histories.
In addition to his congressional experience, Hatzis has worked for several Illinois campaigns, including the Illinois Victory Program and the 14th District Special Election. He also served as a National Republican Congressional Committee field marshal for several districts during the 2004 and 2006 elections.
A native of Illinois, Hatzis earned a B.A. in history and political science, graduating with honors from the Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.