Jay joined MSS in 2001 as a government affairs consultant. Previously, Jay served as a legislative assistant in Washington for then-Congressman John Baldacci where he focused on agricultural, environmental, and taxation issues. Jay provides direct advocacy services on behalf of clients in a wide array issues, including energy, transportation, public safety, natural resource utilization, alcoholic beverage regulation and taxation, and professional regulation and licensure. In 2007, he spearheaded the effort to pass legislation to increase safety on Maine’s roads, and he received the AAA Traffic Safety Excellence Award in recognition for his efforts. Jay provides campaign finance and strategic advice to numerous political action committees, including with respect to ballot initiatives and the campaign activities of legislative leadership. Jay was awarded the 2009 Eisenhower Fellowship for Agriculture which allowed him to travel to the European Union and India to study agricultural and energy related issues. Jay grew up on a dairy farm in Leeds, Maine and resides in the Town of Vassalboro. Jay serves on the board of the Maine State 4-H Foundation, and he enjoys running, skiing, gardening and golf in his free time.