Tymon, who carries out a dual role as senior adviser to Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and majority staff director for the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, is a key reason the 2012 highway bill reached the president’s desk, his colleagues say. “I don’t think we would have had a highway bill last Congress if it were not for Jim Tymon,” said Majority Deputy Staff Director Stephen Martinko. “In addition to being one of the foremost highway and transportation experts, he’s also extremely strategic and politically savvy as well.” Tymon came to the committee 11 years ago after a stint at the Office of Management and Budget. A former track athlete at the University of Delaware, Tymon, 40, is a New Jersey native.
This article appears in the July 25, 2013, edition of NJ Daily as Jim Tymon, Senior Adviser to the Chairman.