James Harris founded The J. Harris Company in 2006 to focus on corporate and governmental relations, lobbying, and grassroots solutions. He has worked on successful efforts across a large number of issue areas for clients including Fortune 500 companies, growing industry associations, and national grassroots coalitions. Harris has built a strong record of leveraging his substantial knowledge base, excellent relationships with lawmakers, and second-to-none work ethic to ensure clients achieve their government affairs goals.
Harris has served as an advisor to U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, Congressman Billy Long (MO-7), Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3), and Governor Mike Parson, among others including several members of Congress and a number of statewide officials.
Harris previously worked in the office of Governor Matt Blunt as Director of Boards and Commissions. He also served as Congressman John Carter's first Chief of Staff. In addition, Harris worked on the Missouri Senate's redistricting staff.
Harris has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Saint Louis University.