Application for Congressional Commission for James Francis Cress

Contact Information

Full Name

James Francis Cress

Party Affiliation



Attorney with Bryan Cave LLC; Consultant with Merica Singapore Pte. Ltd

Educational Background

JD - University of Denver; BS Journalism - Northwestern University

Zip Code


Congressional District


Past Political Activity

I have donated to various Democratic candidates (Obama-Biden, Hillary-Kaine, Biden-Harris, Hickenlooper etc) through Act Blue and possibly other Democratic or cause-oriented organizations.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Sustainable Development Strategies Group, RTC Impact Fund, Colorado Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Organization and Advocacy Experience

As a natural resources attorney (mining, oil & gas, forestry, public lands), I have worked on a broad range of issues covering community development and sustainability. I have represented different companies, organizations, and community-based groups.


Having worked as an attorney for over 30 years in Denver, I would like to give back to my community and strengthen my civic engagement. I believe I can contribute thoughtfully and positively to the work of this commission.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I have been a negotiator throughout my professional life and as a transactional attorney, I have a great deal of experience in considering diverse positions with a view to mutually agreeable outcomes. This requires an ability to listen to and weigh different positions.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

I regularly deal with a broad range of issues and conflicting positions - my work requires me to thoroughly and objectively analyze these toward evidence-based resolutions or conclusions.


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