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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Mar 4, 2019

Jim Conroy was the campaign manager for Charlie Baker's 2018 reelection campaign. Baker currently serves as Governor of Massachusetts, and has the highest approval rating of any sitting governor in the United States. Conroy is a seasoned political operative, with campaign experience working at local, state, and national levels of government.

  • Jim Conroy was raised in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • He earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.
  • His first campaign experience was working for Chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, serving as his "jack of all trades," before moving on to work as a legislative aide in the Connecticut State Senate.
  • Conroy then served as the Executive Director for the Connecticut Republican Party.
  • From there, he moved on to the Republican National Committee during John McCain’s presidential run.

“It’s about solving problems, not gaining political points. It’s about spending your political capital on moving the ball forward, not arguing with your adversary.”

Jim Conroy has experience working on all aspects of campaigns from door knocking to serving as chief of staff for a successful gubernatorial candidate’s transition team. He shares his stories from the fast-paced environment of campaign work and provides insight into what makes a successful campaign. 

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