David Bonine assumed his duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Senate Affairs on January 20, 2021. From 2013 to 2021, Mr. Bonine was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), overseeing the Senator’s legislative agenda and managing the legislative policy staff.
Previously, Mr. Bonine served as Legislative Director for Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), as a professional staff member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and as foreign policy advisor for Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Before joining the U.S. Senate, Mr. Bonine worked at the State Department, which he joined as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2001.
Mr. Bonine received an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. in History and English from the College of Idaho. Mr. Bonine is from Boise, Idaho.