Connor Semelsberger serves as the Director of Federal Affairs – Life and Human Dignity for Family Research Council. Under the Direction of the Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, he lobbies Congress and federal agencies to advance FRC’s goals on pro-life, bioethics, and sex education issues.
His work with legislators and staff includes analyzing and drafting legislation, conducting policy research, crafting talking points, and briefing key stakeholders. He also serves as an FRC spokesman on pro-life issues writing op-eds, blogs, and press releases as well as doing interviews for several media outlets including Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.
Before landing at FRC, Connor served as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Education, where he assessed best practices for monitoring federal grant programs. He also interned with Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and the Heritage Foundation. Connor received his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude. He also earned his Master of Public Policy degree from Maryland, where he specialized in Non-Profit Management and Leadership.
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Connor enjoys traveling, and rooting for his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.