Eric Cantor joined Moelis to advise clients on public policy issues across industry sectors, particularly where international business and finance intersect. Mr. Cantor was first elected as United States Representative from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in 2001. He served as House majority leader from 2010-2014, during which he led the public policy agenda for the House. Prior to his tenure as a U.S. Congressman, Mr. Cantor began his public service in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2001.
Mr. Cantor holds a B.A. from The George Washington University, a J.D. from The College of William and Mary, and an M.A. from Columbia University. He co-authored the New York Times best-selling book, “Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders.” Additionally, Mr. Cantor serves as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Executive Council on Infrastructure and has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
In discussing Jewish identity with B’nai B’rith, Cantor said, “our faith and our people are centered around the thousands of years of Jewish law and that was handed down at Mount Sinai. And really focuses on the 613 mitzvot, or commandments or deeds, and we know and are taught as Jews that our life should be full of action. We should be about trying to abide by those commandments and do all that we can to heal the world."
We have launched the Zero.Dot.Two Initiative (#0dot2) ahead of our 175th anniversary to discuss ideas around Jewish identity, to educate social media users about Judaism as a proactive way to combat anti-Semitism and to promote the Jewish connection to the State of Israel through the voices of many online influencers. With approximately 14.4 million Jewish individuals alive today, we represent approximately 0.2% of global citizens.