Scott Fairchild, Executive Director of the DSCC, catches up with Jim about his career in politics. They discuss how he got into the industry, navigating the present day partisanship, and shares advice for success as a staffer.
In this two part episode of STAFFER, we hear from historian and author Tevi Troy who got his start in politics as a staffer, working in Congress and the White House. Jim and Tevi discuss his latest book, Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump. Additionally, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we get to meet Jim’s better half, Katie Papa, a 17-year veteran of the House of Representatives.
Anne Caprara, Chief of Staff for Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, joins STAFFER to dive deep into the hard work of a political campaign and managing a government office. She has previously worked in the House, and the Senate, and she now holds a role in state politics. In this episode, Anne shares her opinion on the current state of Washington and how we move forward, as well as her extremely interesting views on how our government functions.