Based on her national political and campaign experience and her 20 years working in various roles in the political realm, Jessica Colón opened Colón & Company in 2009, a firm focused on political consulting, message strategy, fundraising initiatives and public affairs. In races up and down the ballot, clients have been served in capacities of general political consulting, fundraising, campaign management, financial planning, public relations, coalition building, convention strategy and general political advisement.
In the 2012 Republican Presidential primary, Colón served as Texas State Director for Rick Santorum for President and was a part of the Senator’s national finance team. She continues to work with Senator Santorum as Political Director in his new organization, Patriot Voices PAC.
Colón & Company also was lead consultant or member of the consultant team that steered successful state representative and judicial races to primary victories during a raucous primary election cycle in Texas in the 2012 elections. For the company’s judicial races, 6 of the 7 candidates won their races on Election Night and the seventh client was appointed to a bench in January of 2013. To date, 100% of Colón & Company’s general election judicial clients sit on the bench.
Fundraising services are a secondary operation of Colón & Company. Colón has raised over $1.5 million for her clients since the firm has opened.
Colón led the convention campaign for Republican Party of Texas Chairman Steve Munisteri in his historic victory. She also ran the Chairman’s successful 2012 re-election campaign, which yielded no candidates in opposition to the Chairman in his re-election bid, likely another historic precedent for RPT races.
In 2009, Colón was named Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine. She was an invited speaker at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. She was recognized in the Republican National Committee’s Rising Tide magazine representing Texas as a “Rising Star Under 40.”
Just prior to launching Colón & Company, Colón managed State Senator Joan Huffman’s race for Texas State Senate, District 17 in 2008. Senator Huffman was one of the
top two vote-winners in a six-way contest in the general election. Huffman won the runoff election in December against her Democrat opponent, former U.S. Congressman Chris Bell, 56%–43.9%. This Republican win was the fourth win for the GOP after the November 4, 2008 General Election.
From 2007-2009, Colón led the Young Republican National Federation as Chairman, an organization of 10,000-plus dues-paying, all-volunteer 18- to 40-year-old members. She has been featured on FOX News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Studio B with Shepard Smith, Weekend Live, and Your World with Neil Cavuto; FOX Business’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard; CNN’s Larry King Live and America’s Morning; the Politico; the Houston Chronicle; XM’s 1600 and The Morning Briefing on XM POTUS ’08; and CNN 650’s The Price of Business; and she has been interviewed by the Associated Press and Bloomberg News. She was a panelist with the FOX News’ 2008 Super Tuesday coverage in New York, New York and FOX News’ 2008 Texas/Ohio Primaries coverage in College Station, Texas. This earned media garnered $2M+, reaching over 6 million people in the measureable prime-time segments alone; she has appeared in over 50 live hits on FOX News and CNN.
In 2004, Colón spearheaded an organization called Project Deliver the Vote PAC to send 72 Young Republicans to Minnesota for the 72-hour effort, and to execute a three-piece mail campaign that increased the vote in the 22- to 39-year-old demographic by 17% in Harris County, Texas. A mailer from that direct mail campaign won a Silver Pollie from the American Association of Political Consultants. In 2005, she founded a group called Fix Our Future, staging a rally on Capitol Hill engaging hundreds of young people in support of Social Security Reform.
For the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Colón was an At-Large Delegate and was a scheduled convention speaker for the Wednesday night festivities, which happened to be the evening Governor Sarah Palin spoke that year. She was again named an At- Large Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention. Only 44 individuals from across the state are awarded this honor.
She has served as a mentor, panel member or topic leader in campaign management training schools for the Republican Party of Texas and the University of Texas’ Annette Strauss Institute’s Campaign Bootcamp.
She served as Communications Director of the Texas Young Republican Federation (TYRF) for two terms in 2003 and 2004, and as President of Houston Young Republicans for two terms in 2004 and 2005, in which years the club was awarded TYRF Club of the Year. In 2004 and 2005, Colón received back-to-back honors as TYRF Woman of the Year.
Colón has worked at the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Stevens, Reed, Curcio & Potholm, a Washington, D.C. political advertising firm. She has managed Congressional, State Senate and State Representative campaigns in Houston and consulted on a pro-bono basis on successful state representative, school board, and city council races.
Colón was appointed as a Statewide Co-Chair for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's KBH Leadership 2020 Committee. She serves the Hispanic Republicans of Texas as a Senior Advisor and has served the Republican Party of Texas on its Frontier Leadership Committee under Chairman Tina Benkiser, the Texas Federation of Republican Women as Auxiliary Liaison under Chairman Borah Van Dormolen, and the Associated Republicans of Texas as a host to its Houston Leadership Series. She has served Harris County Republican Party as Precinct Chair since 2006 with an excellent attendance record overall and a 100% attendance record since May of 2009.
Colón currently holds her primary membership with Texas Federation of Republican Women with Daughters of Liberty, has served as First Vice President and Membership Chair of Magic Circle Republican Women and has been an Associate Member of Texas Tea Party Republican Women, Bay Area Republican Women and others. She has contributed financially to many Republican candidates and to the Tomball Crisis Pregnancy Center, Vision America, Heroic Media, Texas Pastor’s Council and St. Anne Catholic School.
From 2002-2008, Colón worked for Hines, a global real estate firm, culminating her tenure at Hines as Senior Manager of Corporate Marketing. Her responsibilities included creating marketing strategies, promoting message awareness and implementing brand compliance on both a corporate level and a global scale working with the development, investment and management teams in domestic and international markets. She personally advised Hines leadership throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico and in Russia, China, Brazil and Abu Dhabi (where she spent her birthday while on business one year), visiting and experiencing many of the markets personally.
Colón graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives in Houston with her husband, Miguel, and their delightful children, Carmen and Matthew.