Calvert Street Group is thrilled to announce its newest staff member, Jim Dornan. Mr. Dornan will be heading up the DC office for Calvert Street. Dornan brings with him 20+ years of experience in political, legislative, management, administrative, media and fundraising fields. His knowledge comes from running Congressional races from Florida to Washington state, working on Capitol Hill for six different Members of Congress and holding various other high level positions in state and federal government.
He previously served as Senior Vice President where he spearheaded Appropriations client projects such as Erie County (PA), the Center for Jewish History (NY) and Mariner Lighthouse (FL). He also has recently served as political strategist and general consultant for the congressional campaigns of Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Congressman John Sweeney (R-NY), and State Senator Larry Sheahan (R-WA).
As Chief of Staff for Congressman George Nethercutt (R-WA) from 1999 to 2001, Dornan directed all political, administrative, legislative and district office activities for the Congressman. As Nethercutt’s day-to-day campaign manager and political and media strategist, Dornan was able to steer Nethercutt to a 58% win over well-funded opponents in both the primary and the general.
Dornan’s Capitol Hill experience includes three years as Chief of Staff/Legislative Director to Representative Richard Burr (R-NC), Press Secretary to Representative Charles Taylor (R-NC), Legislative Director to Representative Donald Lukens (R-OH), Legislative Assistant to Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Legislative Assistant to Representative Wally Herger (R-CA).
Dornan received his B.A. from the Catholic University of America in 1983 with a major in History. He lives in Washington, D.C.