Policy Director, American Principles Project
Jeff Bell is policy director of the American Principles Project.
In 1978 and 2014, Bell was the Republican nominee for the U. S. Senate in New Jersey. His distinguished career in public policy has spanned several decades, during which time he has served as president of Lehrman Bell Mueller Cannon and as a principal of Capital City Partners, assisting clients advocating the Bush tax cuts of 2001-2003, the President’s faith-based initiative, and immigration reform. Bell has also served on national campaigns for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Jack Kemp, and was responsible for developing former Governor Reagan’s first proposals for Federal tax and budget reduction in 1975.
A graduate of Columbia and a veteran of the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Bell has served as a fellow of the Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard, visiting professor at the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers, DeWitt Wallace Fellow in Communications at the American Enterprise Institute, and visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He has written articles for many publications, most recently The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, and National Review. He is author of Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality and The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism.