It is with both humility and excitement that I have accepted the invitation of Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the Communications Director for his 2016 campaign for President of the United States.
The decision to take on this significant opportunity to assist Dr. Carson with media positioning and messaging at this critical juncture in the campaign heading into the primary season was made after much prayer and consultation with my wife Autumn and my colleagues at A. Larry Ross Communications (ALRC), the agency Autumn and I co-founded 22 years ago.
For the past 35 years, I have been working at the intersection of faith and culture, holding up the arms of men (and women) of God and good will, helping to increase their influence and the impact of their organizations for the Kingdom. Dr. Carson, a citizen candidate, has similar integrity, passion and vision, and a mission and message for which he has made himself available to be “part of the equation.”
I have been very encouraged by Dr. Carson’s ability to equip and empower individuals to take responsibility and seize opportunity, moving them out of a culture of entitlement and dependency, with each one doing their part to renew America. His message transcends politics, offering practical – and often spiritual – solutions to the problems we face as a Nation. At this stage of his campaign, America needs to hear Dr. Carson’s heart, and I hope to help make that happen.
While it is an honor to help Dr. Carson and his team move this ball downfield, it is something that I am doing personally so the ALRC team can continue to conduct client service in a non-partisan manner, and will be available to them to assist and consult, as needed..
The official news release from Dr. Carson’s campaign can be found here.