James R. Foster
In 2010, the firm created direct mail for over 50 candidates for Congress, including upset winners Kristi Noem (SD-AL) and Ben Quayle (AZ-03).
In 2000 & again in 2004, Foster & Associates was one of four firms in the nation selected to form the creative direct mail team for the Bush-Cheney campaign, handling the key battleground state of Florida in both campaigns.
Foster & Associates’ campaign credits also include historic U.S. Senate victories for John Thune defeating Democrat Minority Leader Tom Daschle, and for Mel Martinez, the first Cuban-American ever elected to the United States Senate.
Over the years, Jim Foster has worked for dozens of Republican members of the U.S. Senate including 1996 upset winner Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Jon Kyl of Arizona, and Conrad Burns of Montana and an impressive array of Republican members of Congress which includes former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, John Culberson, and Sam Johnson of Texas, Jeff Flake and John Shadegg of Arizona as well as Tom Feeney, Katherine Harris, and Clay Shaw of Florida.
Jim Foster has been the direct mail consultant to Governor Jeb Bush of Florida for the past 21 years. Since the 1980s, Foster & Associates has worked closely with all of the Republican Party organizations on both direct mail fundraising and voter contact mail.
Jim Foster’s expertise in direct-response marketing was recognized when he received the Direct Marketing Association’s International ECHO Award. Samples of his work have been featured in Campaigns & Elections, Campaign Magazine, Direct Marketing News, as well as ABC News.
Beginning his career in politics in the 1976 Reagan for President campaign, Jim Foster gained his early political experience in stints with the Republican Party of Texas, and as Chief of Staff for Representative Tom Delay.
After rising to the position of Vice-President and head of the Political Division for a Washington-based direct marketing agency at the age of twenty-six, Foster left Washington in mid-1983 to open his own agency in his hometown of Dallas, Texas.
Today, after 30 years of designing successful campaigns, GOP consultants consider James R. Foster and Associates among the top political direct mail firms in the nation.