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James Cote

Public Affairs Consultant

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

James Cote

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

146 Capitol Street
PO Box 5057
Augusta, ME 04332-5057


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 Maine, 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 Maine. His leadership of the NO on 1 campaign saved bear hunting and hunting traditions in Maine and protected the businesses of hundreds of Maine 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 Maine.

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 Maine
  • Director of Communications and Government Relations for the Maine Forest Products Council
  • Owned and operated his own consulting firm

When James isn’t working, he is…

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