Air Date

January 6, 2023


Tom Wickham
Senior Vice President, State and Local Policy


U.S. Chamber’s Tom Wickham, former Parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives, answers questions about the process to elect the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

As a nonpartisan House official for over 25 years, Wickham provided essential guidance to leadership, committees, and members as part of the development and execution of legislative strategy. He helped referee 14 different elections for Speaker and advised on all House procedures.

Wickham now serves as senior vice president of State & Local Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This division monitors state and local policy developments and coordinates state and local policy advocacy strategies.