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Chris Marston is Of Counsel at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, focusing his practice on Political and Election law. Chris provides financial and compliance services to Republican campaigns and party committees, conservative political action committees, tax-exempt organizations, and corporate and trade association PACs. He founded Election CFO to provide these services in 2009 after serving as an assistant secretary of Education in the George W. Bush Administration. Chris volunteers as general counsel of the Republican Party of Virginia, treasurer of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and chair of the Library of Virginia... Foundation’s 1823 Council. He earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

Chris resides in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as chairman of the local Republican Party. He lives with his two Portuguese Water Dogs in the Taylor Run neighborhood, attends Westminster Presbyterian Church, volunteers with local Boy Scouts, and teaches basic dog obedience classes for the Mount Vernon Dog Training Club.


  • Dartmouth College, AB
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Courts

Memberships &

  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer Alexandria Bar Association
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • American Institute of Parliamentarians

Outside of Work

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As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

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