After graduating from Willamette University, Jim worked as a legislative aide in the Alaska legislature. After one session he switched gears and became a political consultant and campaign manager, and has since conducted over 75 political campaigns since that time. Former & current clients include US Sen. Lisa Murkowski, US Sen. Mark Begich, Gov. Bill Walker, Gov. Sarah Palin, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Alaskans Against the Tax Cap, and many legislative candidates including state Senators Bill Wielechowski, Linda Menard, Johnny Ellis, and North Slope Borough Mayor Edward Itta.
Jim assembles “teams,” for political campaigns and lobbying efforts, to execute and deliver results for his clients. Team members may be permanent or temporary employees of his agencies, trade association or union officials on loan for the effort, or a single-expertise specialist that is needed to make the effort succeed. These teams are scalable, affordable and nimble. But most importantly, they are effective and hit the ground running when deployed.Read More