James brings a wealth of Republican grassroots organizing, advocacy, and political experience to Civitas. Prior to joining our team, James worked at the Victory Fund, a Washington, D.C. based political action committee, where he served as deputy political director and successfully designed campaign and communication strategies for dozens of political candidates from across the country. This included working to bundle nearly one million dollars in political contributions.
Previously, James worked at Gill Action where he led the organization’s electoral and legislative efforts in New England and the Mountain West. He collaborated with stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels to enact relationship recognition and nondiscrimination legislation.
James started his political career as a campaign staffer for Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-MD) in 2002 and has worked to advise and elect candidates running for office at all levels of government ever since.
James earned a bachelor’s degree from American University with an academic concentration in political science and international relations. He is originally from Virginia and currently resides in Washington, D.C.