Dawson “Martin” Cancienne is a Partner at The Livingston Group. Mr. Cancienne brings over a decade of congressional experience to clients in the federal appropriations and policy arena, with a primary focus on appropriations, health and education matters, energy and agriculture issues, and Corps of Engineers projects. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cancienne worked with Congressman W.J. “Billy” Tauzin (R-LA). During his tenure, his duties included monitoring the effect of federal legislation on state and municipal governments, guiding constituents through the federal procurement and appropriations processes, and assisting constituents in communicating with numerous executive branch agencies. As Rep. Tauzin’s chief of staff, he was in charge of operations for the Washington, DC and Louisiana offices; as district director, Mr. Cancienne was responsible for helping constituents through a range of issues and concerns.
Based on his efforts in working within the congressional budget process to enhance the Corps of Engineers’ capabilities in Louisiana, Mr. Cancienne was presented the United States Army Commander’s Award for Public Service.
Mr. Cancienne attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.