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James Cote

Public Affairs Consultant

Meet James, Republican lobbyist, pragmatic fixer-of-problems, and ME outdoor hero.

James Cote

207 629-6216 direct
207 623-1596 main
207 626-0200 facsimile

45 Memorial Circle
PO Box 5057
Augusta, ME 04332


Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Known as a straight-talking Republican politico with the ability to work in his own party or reach across the aisle, James has the ability to work effectively among a diverse community of stakeholders. Be it Republican and Democrat, labor and management, rural or urban ME, James has the ability to translate ideas into results. His proven track record demonstrates his capacity to identify a common goal, organize people, and ultimately, build progress in difficult political climates.

James has tremendous experience in natural resource and outdoor issues, including energy policy, economic development and the brass tacks of politics in rural ME. His leadership of the NO on 1 campaign saved bear hunting and hunting traditions in ME and protected the businesses of hundreds of ME guides, landowners and lodges. In addition, he has experience working with influential trade associations, managing significant political campaigns, and lobbying for numerous clients on a range of policy issues; issues that show the heart of what he does. James works for ME.

But that’s not all. James is also very experienced in:

  • Campaign Management
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Land Use
  • Economic Development
  • Labor Relations

In his former life, James was:

  • President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors of ME
  • Director of Communications and Government Relations for the ME Forest Products Council
  • Owned and operated his own consulting firm

When James isn’t working, he is…

Enjoying the ME outdoors. When he’s not working, he can be found fly fishing, skiing, hunting or golfing.