An article that began on the front page of the Washington Post this week contained a picture of a good looking, athletic young man standing beneath the U.S. Capitol dome.
The young man – 35 years old – has a reputation for possessing the gift to be able to find jobs for the staff members of incumbents who are voted out of office. As we all know very well, there is a new crop of such candidates every two years in Washington.
This man, whose face radiates confidence, is a Greek-American. His name is Tom Manatos. The article places Tom in the spotlight as one of the most dynamic forces in the political life of Washington, DC.
Tom’ grandfather, Mike, worked for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson as their liaison to the U.S. Senate and was the first member of the community to work in the White House as a Presidential advisor. Tom’s father, Andy, worked in the administration of President Carter as Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
Andy and his oldest son, Mike (Tom’s brother), are President and Senior Vice President of the prestigious DC lobbying firm Manatos & Manatos.
We wish Tom the all the best, and because children should eclipse their parents’ success, we hope he surpasses the great accomplishments of even his father and grandfather.