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Jaime Harrison

Jaime Harrison

Jaime R. Harrison (40 in 2016) is a lawyer, lobbyist and political strategist who chairs the South Carolina Democratic Party. In Dcember 2016 he announced his candidacy for Democratic National Committee chair. [1]

Harrison went to high school in Orangeburg, South Carolina and received a bachelor’s degree from Yale and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.


He was a lobbyist in John Podesta's Podesta Group from 2008 until 2016. [1]He was a policy advisor for Jim Clyburn from 2003 to 2005. [1]He was also director for the House Democratic Caucus and Floor Director and Counsel for Clyburn when he was Majority Whip. [1] Jim Clyburn is one of his mentors. [1]

Jaime is marries to Marie Boyd, a law professor at the University of South Carolina. [3]They live in Columbia, South Carolina and have a son, William. [1]


Citation Linkyoutu.be2016 video interview about possible leadeship role in Democratic Party
Dec 2, 2016, 4:52 PM
Citation Linkheavy.comDecemner 2016 Heavy.com entry on Jaime Harrison
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Citation Linkyoutu.beVideo about Democratic Party leadership
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Citation Linkscdp.orgProfile on the South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP) website
Dec 2, 2016, 5:04 PM