Jared Polis has hired political veteran Wanda James to manage his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Congress from CD-2.
James, who owns the consulting firm James Foxx Communications, ran Jay Fawcett’s effort in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District in the last election cycle. Fawcett was defeated by Doug Lamborn in the heavily Republican district.James graduated from the University of Colorado in 1986, then served as a U.S. Navy officer for five years after graduation. She started her consulting firm in California, moving back to Colorado three years ago. She and her husband own the Eight Rivers Caribbean Restaurant in Highlands.
James has just come on board this week, and didn’t reveal any early strategic vision of the campaign. She said only, “I think Jared is a tremendous candidate who brings and entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative way of solving problems.