Meet the Owner of PoliTemps
Robert Christian Jones, 49 years old, grew up in Texas politics and, although he has worked in the nation’s capital since 1991, still calls Austin home.
Known to his friends as Chris, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1984 to1988 as a yeoman and then as an intelligence specialist-analyst. He was stationed at US Naval Station Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico and also on the USS Blue Ridge, where he was detached to the Seventh Fleet Intelligence Department (N2).
His experience on Capitol Hill dates back to 1991 where he first worked as an intern for Congressman Jack Brooks (D-TX) and later as a Staff Assistant for Congressman and Majority Whip David Bonior (D-MI). In 1994 he worked on the Ann Richards for Governor campaign in Austin, Texas.
In between political and government employment, Jones temped at various staffing agencies in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. The challenges and rewards he encountered led Jones to create PoliTemps, a political and public affairs staffing service.
As president and CEO, Chris oversees the business development, marketing, and management activities of the company.
Since 1996 PoliTemps has tripled in size and has added three full-time staffers. The firm counts among its clients a premier roster of the top political consultants, PR firms, associations, and non-profits in the D.C. area. PoliTemps has been featured in numerous newspapers, political resource guides, and publications as a reliable source for news and information regarding politics, people, campaigns and jobs. He is also a managing partner of CapitolWorks, a public affairs executive search firm.
Chris is a member of American Association of Political Consultants and the American Staffing Association and is a Certified Staffing Professional.
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