Founder and Principal
In 1993, Lori LaFave founded LaFave & Associates, a Washington, DC-based Democratic fundraising and political consulting firm that specializes in high-profile national races and assists campaigns in all facets of national fundraising.
A native of Chazy, NY, Ms. LaFave is a veteran of over 25 years of political campaigns all across the nation. With an impressive win/loss record, Ms. LaFave works tirelessly to be an advocate for her clients and to help them raise the funds that they need to be successful.
A passion of Ms. LaFave’s is working with her friends in organized labor. She has spent countless hours working to connect leaders in local and national labor organizations with key campaigns, candidates and members of congress. Ms. LaFave was the Labor Liaison for the 2004 Gephardt for President campaign. She then became the Labor Coordinator for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2004-2008. She currently serves as the Labor Liaison for Senate Majority PAC.
In addition to her professional work, Lori was a Virginia High School League (VHSL) varsity basketball coach from 2000-2015, at George Mason High School in Falls Church, VA. Lori helped lead the Lady Mustangs to 3 VHSL State Championships. Lori resides in Falls Church, VA with her political consultant husband, Steve Murphy, their children Cian and Ceara, and a menagerie of animals that includes 1 cat, 1 dog, 2 horses and 4 goldfish.