James Higdon started at MML&K in 2005 and lobbies for clients in the policy areas of revenue and taxation, pharmaceuticals, travel & tourism, information technology, local government, and telecommunications. In addition to managing the government affairs agendas for such a large and diverse client roster, he assists many clients with business to business (B2B) and business to government (B2G) opportunities. He is a member of the firm’s communications team, which generates the original written content and analyses that keeps MML&K clients ahead of the news cycle and always in the know. James also coordinates the ample legislative and administrative regulation tracking carried out by the firm.
James, an Owensboro native, graduated with distinction from the University of Louisville’s Professional MBA program and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in Political Science. Preceding his tenure with MML&K, he spent two legislative sessions as an intern at the Frankfort Capitol – one in the state House of Representatives and the other in the Senate President Pro-Tem’s Office.
In 2021, James was elected as a statewide member-at-large to the Republican Party of Kentucky, where he will serve for four-years. Concurrently, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Jefferson County (Louisville) Republican Party, following a three-year term as JCRP Budget Chairman. James was selected as an Alternate Delegate to the 2020 Republican National Convention.
His volunteer work includes service on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, KY. During that three-year term, he is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Development and Government Relations Committee. James lobbies pro bono for Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) and performed at the most recent ‘Suits that Rock’ concert benefiting the Legal Aid groups of Central Kentucky.
James lives in Louisville with his wife and two children.