James “Cadillac” McMahon has lived and worked in Albany since 1989. He is a proud graduate of State University of New York at Oneonta, where he studied English Literature. He began his career in government as a staff member for Assemblyman Peter Abbate of Brooklyn and served as a policy analyst to the Assembly Veterans Committee. James began his lobbying career in Albany in 1992 and has successfully built working relationships with the Office of the Governor, all executive agencies, and both houses of the Legislature. James founded JEM Associates NY, LLC (2013-present), a government relations firm with offices in Albany and New York City.