Woleben lobbies in Washington

Published 1:38 pm Thursday, December 24, 2015

Suffolk’s John Woleben joined other professional insurance agents, advisors, brokers, consultants and employee benefit specialists from across the country in Washington, D.C., from Dec. 1 to 3 to meet with U.S. Senate and U.S. House members and staff as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors’ Political Action and Involvement Meeting.

Woleben, a local insurance agent and financial advisor with Friedman Associates and Securities America, is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, which sponsored the event.

Woleben joined NAIFA leaders, including IFAPAC and APIC and Government Relations; association presidents and executives; NAIFA President Jules Gaudreau; President Elect Paul Dougherty; and members of NAIFA’s Board of Trustees for the event.

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Day on Capitol Hill attendees talked with their members of Congress about the potentially harmful fiduciary rule proposed by the Department of Labor and the effects that this rule could have on the access middle and low-income savers have to education and advice.

“I met with Virginia 4th District Congressman Randy Forbes and the financial services staff of both Virginia senators, Mark Warner and Tim Kaine,” Woleben said.

“It’s so important to make these contacts on Capitol Hill and to share with our representatives and senators how important the insurance and financial services that we provide to our clients are to families, our communities and our country’s economy.”