Reynolds Names James to Campaign Staff Taps veteran of McCain-Palin campaign, Boozman staff

CONWAY – Republican United States Senate candidate Col. Conrad Reynolds (US Army, Ret.) today announced an addition to his campaign to challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) and restore the conservative voice of Arkansans in Washington.

Reynolds named Kenneth Ryan James of Little Rock, a national political communicator and writer, as senior advisor and communications director.

“The people of Arkansas deserve the opportunity for real leadership experience from their United States Senator; as well as the restoration of their conservative voice inside the Senate chamber. Kenneth Ryan will help me with my mission to partner with the men and women of Arkansas so that together we can return the conservative values of Arkansans – which surpass party labels – to Washington,” Reynolds said. “I am proud to welcome Kenneth Ryan to my team. He not only has a high level national experience, but knowledge of the issues important to Arkansans due to his service to the people of the Arkansas’s Third Congressional District working for Rep. John Boozman,” Reynolds said.

James is a veteran of local television news, Capitol Hill and presidential politics. He served on the regional press team for the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign following his work as Deputy Director of Communications at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., where he helped to develop the strategic communications plan which set records for press outreach and was described by the Associated Press as “a model of efficiency and organization.” Prior to the convention, James served as the communications director for 3rd District U.S. Representative John Boozman and as a communications volunteer for former Governor Mike Huckabee during his victory in the Iowa Caucuses. He has also previously worked for Fort Smith television station KFSM, as well as KAIT in Jonesboro.

About Conrad Reynolds
Conrad Reynolds, a retired Colonel in the United States Army, was born in Little Rock. He is a 1978 graduate of Batesville High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas along with a Master of Business Administration from Touro University. Reynolds joined the Army Reserves in 1979 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1982. A career intelligence officer who commanded special intelligence units in the war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, Reynolds retired from the Army on January 1, 2009.

Reynolds currently owns a consulting business in Conway and continues contributing to our nation’s defense as an independent contractor with the Department of Defense. He is married with three children and is a member of the Second Baptist Church of Conway. For more information, please visit