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Private Equity Gets New Top Lobbyist as PEGCC Names Sommers CEO

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Then-House Speaker John Boehner listens during a news conference in Washington on July 28, 2015.

Then-House Speaker John Boehner listens during a news conference in Washington on July 28, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The private equity industry has a new top lobbyist in Washington.

Mike Sommers, who was chief of staff to former House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, will become chief executive officer of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council next month, according to a statement Wednesday from the Washington-based advocacy group. Sommers replaces Steve Judge, who left the position in August.