Tony Coelho is a former United States congressman and House Majority Whip from California, and primary author and sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He currently chairs the Epilepsy Foundation’s national board of directors. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
Coelho wrote “Honest Graft: Big Money and the American Political Process”. After resigning from Congress, he worked for Wertheim Schroder & Company, an investment firm, as a managing director. In the summer of 1994, Coelho was the principal Democratic political strategist during the run-up to the mid-term Congressional elections. In 1998, President Bill Clinton appointed Coelho as the United States Commissioner General at the 1998 World Expo in Portugal.