James Cote is a political consultant and advocate for Maine sportsmen. He is a lifelong Maine sportsman. In 2014 he led the NO on 1 campaign to defend bear hunting in Maine. He has also advocated for private landowners at the Maine Legislature, and has worked on numerous landowner relations efforts. He was appointed by Governor Baldacci in 2007 to serve as the statewide traditional sportsmen representative for Maine’s Landowner-Sportsmen Relations Advisory Board.