Jim Arnett | Principle

Jim Arnett brings a breadth of state and national experience in government, politics, and community affairs. Most recently, Jim served as an executive advisor to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and was a primary contact for community leaders, local officials and legislators.

Jim has managed and consulted on numerous political campaigns, including Conway’s high-profile races for U.S. Senate and Governor. He worked for Brereton Jones successful campaign gubernatorial campaign. For Governor Jones, Jim served as an executive assistant coordinating the governor’s special projects and working closely with the cabinets and state agencies while overseeing his statewide Office of Constituent Services.

Arnett was later appointed as Executive Director of the Kentucky Democratic Party by Governor Brereton Jones and served in the same position for Governor Paul Patton. He also served as the KY director for Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential campaign. In the private sector, Jim worked for Saint Communications, a New England-based public affairs and business management consulting firm. For Saint, he traveled at length nationwide to advise corporations on grassroots strategies and community outreach. In addition to politics and public service, Jim’s early career managing building trades working on industrial energy production at the Tennessee Valley Authority gave him valuable perspective on public utilities, government regulation, and clean coal technology.

A native of Western Kentucky, Jim studied at the university of Kentucky and now lives in Louisville.