Michael Preston is a native of
the Washington, DC, area and has worked at a law firm, a public policy firm, a
national association, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has
advocated for local government programs like the Community Development Block
Grant at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Oriented
Policing Services at the Department of Justice and Assistance to Firefighters
Grants at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He worked with the Senate and
House Homeland Security Committees and Customs and Border Protection to reduce
border wait times at international bridge crossings. He helped to secure funds
from the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration and the
Department of Transportation for clean energy bus fleets, highway construction
and rapid transit systems.
Michael has worked with the
Department of Energy on the Risk Based Data Management information system for
tracking oil, gas, injection well, and source water protection activities. He
has encouraged Members of the House and Senate to reinstate the alternative
fuels excise tax credit and advocated for fairness in online sales tax
Michael supported the expansion
and development of programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled
and executed grassroots outreach to ensure passage of legislation to raise
funds for vision health programs, youth educational services, and humanitarian
relief on behalf of the world’s largest service organization.
Michael graduated from Elon
University in North Carolina with a Business Administration bachelor’s degree.