The 2018 Elections and the New Congress: What happened? What's in store for 2019?
Mar 20, 2019
Jonathan Harris
The 2018 Elections and the New Congress: What happened? What's in store for 2019?

Jonathan Harris is the founder and CEO of Political Navigation, a political advocacy and policy consulting firm in Los Angeles.

Jonathan worked twelve years in Washington, DC as a policy and government affairs expert for several national non-profits. He has organized grassroots activists for state campaigns and on college campuses. He has worked as writer and editor for policy think tanks, a registered lobbyist on Capitol Hill, and as a reporter for Time Magazine in New York and Jerusalem.

Jonathan’s expertise is in two key areas. He began his career in Middle East foreign policy, with a focus on Salafi-jihadist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Jonathan worked as a researcher and reporter for TIME magazine in Jerusalem and New York and as a managing editor at the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia. Jonathan has lived in and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and the Palestinian territories. Jonathan’s articles have appeared in TIME magazine, National Review Online, The Washington Times, The New York Post, the Middle East Quarterly and various online sources.

More recently, Jonathan’s focuses on facilitating American political advocacy, specifically education and training for students, non-profits, activists, and business owners on how to promote and defend their own interests with their elected officials. Jonathan’s newest initiative is AP Citizenship – an advocacy training course for high school seniors.

After receiving his B.A. in History from the University of Illinois, Jonathan did graduate studies in Religion and Middle East history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jonathan lives in Marina del Rey with his wife Elsa, a professor at Otis College of Art and Design. Both are active Rotarians.