James Lawson

Presidio Public Affairs Group

Sacramento Delegation Attendee 2020

James Lawson, President of Presidio PAG, Inc., brings more than a decade of experience in local government and lobbying to his clients. His diverse background includes creating public policy, advocating for private development interests and implementing complex strategic initiatives. Throughout his career, Lawson has built strong relationships in the public sector, private sector and on both sides of the political aisle. Lawson’s career in San Diego began on the campaign of former San Diego City Councilmember and current San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer. Following Faulconer’s 2006 election to the City Council, Lawson served in his office for over five years as Senior Policy Advisor and Liaison to Downtown San Diego where he was responsible for all matters related to land-use, redevelopment, housing and transportation. Following his tenure in Faulconer’s office, Lawson joined a statewide public affairs firm where he spent four years in the firm’s San Diego office. During that time, he worked directly with several large corporations to develop and execute advocacy strategies. He also specialized in building broad and diverse coalitions to support his client’s interests. Lawson has owned and operated Presidio PAG, Inc. since June 2015 where he is responsible for all client interaction, business development and day-to-day operations.