About Jimmy

Jimmy LaSalvia is an author, speaker, commentator, humanitarian, dreamer, outsider, gardener, beekeeper, yogi, and much much more!

In 2014, after spending most of his career as a strategist and activist working in the political trenches, Jimmy announced that he had left the Republican Party and changed his voter registration to “no party.” His decision to join the new majority of voters who aren’t represented by either major political party received significant media attention. His memoir, NO HOPE: Why I Left the GOP (And You Should Too), was published in 2015.

Now, Jimmy spends most of his time working outside of the traditional political party system to make our country better. He strives to find a healthy balance of activism, humanitarianism, and personal interests as he works to help people and change the world.

Jimmy has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, and other television networks. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and other national and international newspapers and media outlets. His public speaking engagements have included speeches at Columbia University, Princeton University, Tufts University, George Washington University, Smith College, and over two dozen other colleges and universities.

Jimmy LaSalvia was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1970 and grew up in a well-traveled military family. He graduated from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota