Jim Kessler is a co-founder of the Third Way organization, a Senate advocacy group.
According to his Third Way biographical profile:
- Mr. Kessler served as the Director of Policy and Research at Americans for Gun Safety (AGS) for nearly four years. He joined AGS after a 12-year career on Capitol Hill, where, after serving as Legislative Director for Representative Chet Atkins and Rep./Senator Charles Schumer, he became the leading congressional expert on gun policy. As the top policy aide to Rep./Sen. Schumer, Mr. Kessler drafted dozens of newsworthy reports, including those on the GOP Contract on America, Medicare cuts to local hospitals, college tuition increases, energy shortages, and mortgage discrimination in New York. Mr. Kessler also has extensive campaign experience, including service as policy director for Charles Schumer’s successful Senate bid in 1998.