Harold Ford Jr. served as a Democratic congressman for the 9th congressional district of Tennessee for five terms. He filled the same congressional seat as his father, Harold Ford Sr., held for over 20 years.
Harold Ford Jr. is an expert businessman, investor and outspoken advocate for gun, education and electoral reform. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan law school and spent a decade in Congress searching for solutions to the most complex public policy challenges now facing our nation.
He was the last chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and is the author of More Davids Than Goliaths: A Political Education, which discusses his personal mission statement for the future of America, emphasizing that America’s “best days are ahead.” He has also frequently offered his commentary as a guest speaker on MSNBC, CNBC and, prior to that, Fox news.
During the 2016 US presidential election Ford Jr. developed a loyal following in response to his understanding of the complex nature of the workings of bipartisan government. Relying on his strong background in public service Ford Jr. offers accurate insight and advice on the best ways the two major US parties can unite and find common ground concerning America’s most critical issues, including: gun reform, climate change, energy reform, financial regulation, health care, infrastructure, trade, taxes, and education.
Ford Jr.’s in-depth background in the finance industry arms him with insight into the best ways to provide the public with accurate assessments of how changing government policies impact prosperity in a wide range of sectors. He also gained insight into the dynamics of economic forces while participating in the congressional budget committees of 1997 and 2007 and filling the role of Special Assistant at the US Department of Commerce.
Harold Ford Jr., is a graduate of the University of Philadelphia, where he earned a BA; and the University of Michigan Law School, where he received his JD.