Ken Kurson, the co-author with Rudy Giuliani of Leadership, which spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has joined Jamestown Associates, a New Jersey-based political consulting firm that works for GOP candidates nationally. Kurson served as Deputy Director of Communications for Giuliani partners, and most recently served as COO of Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
"I am thrilled about Ken Kurson joining the firm. He is brilliant writer, a smart strategist and is passionate about winning. He is a perfect fit for Jamestown Associates,” said Jamestown Associates CEO Larry Weitzner. “Over the month that we've been discussing Ken's arrival, Tom Blakely and I were very excited to bring Ken aboard and the three of us had a lot of fun anticipating the great things we'd accomplish together."
Kurson wrote speeches and editorials with Giuliani, including his speech to the 2004 Republican National Convention that was broadcast on national television and earned praise as the standout speech of the convention. A South Orange resident, he is a Contributing Editor at Esquire magazine and has written for the New York Times,, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Post, Rolling Stone, Slate, Forbes and the New York Times magazine. In addition to Leadership, he is the author of two other books – The Green Magazine Guide to Personal Finance and The Faber Report, (co-authored with David Faber). Kurson has appeared on television hundreds of times.
Kurson has a long-standing personal and professional relationship with Jamestown Associates. He recounts, "Five years ago, when I ran for New Jersey State Assembly, I hired Jamestown without hesitation. Larry Weitzner and Tom Blakely dove for every loose ball during my campaign — we had a ton of fun and did pretty darn well in an impossible district. Kurson was the Republican nominee in the 34th district, which included parts of Essex and Passaic counties.