Jim Kessler is the Vice President for Policy and a co-founder of Third Way. He works on issues across the policy spectrum. A longtime Capitol Hill...
Jim Kessler is the Vice President for Policy and a co-founder of Third Way. He works on issues across the policy spectrum. A longtime Capitol Hill veteran, he served as Legislative and Policy Director to Representative/Senator Charles Schumer. Mr. Kessler helped pass landmark legislation on crime, gun safety, and domestic violence. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Director of Policy and Research for Americans for Gun Safety. He has appeared frequently as a political commentator on television, radio, on the web, and in newspapers—including 60 Minutes, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Evening News, NPR’s Morning Edition, and Marketplace Radio. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Roll Call and DEMOCRACY: A Journal of Ideas.
Mr. Kessler earned his Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
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