Name: Russell Moss

Title: Research Analyst

Location: Annapolis, MD

Bio: I was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina – about 15 miles from Columbia. I earned my Bachelor’s in History and International Studies from the University of South Carolina in 2013 before earning my Master’s in International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in the Spring of 2016. After graduation, I immediately relocated to Washington, D.C. where I first interned at The Heritage Foundation as a part of its Young Leaders Program. I then briefly interned for Senator Ben Sasse and worked as a program assistant for the Nuclear Security Working Group at The George Washington University before taking my current position at Cannon Research Group.

What you do at Axiom/how you serve our clients: As a Research Analyst for Cannon Research Group, I serve our clients by conducting comprehensive opposition and vulnerability research with the goal of highlighting the potential vulnerabilities of our clients and to identify the potential weaknesses in their opponents. Through my research, it is my goal to find vulnerabilities or weaknesses that will resonate with voters and policy-makers in our effort to win important elections across the country.

How you got your start in politics: I got my first start in politics when I served as a Page for State Senator Harvey Peeler in the South Carolina State Senate during 2011 Fall semester.

Your favorite political figure (past or present) & why: My favorite political figure is George HW Bush because of the man he was – someone who truly cared for his country and dedicated his life to its service. This is perhaps best encapsulated in a popular Bush quote that is often echoed at the Bush School that “public service is a noble calling.” From his service in WW2 to the end of his presidency, George HW Bush dedicated his life to public service and he always hoped that students at his namesake like myself would do the same. George HW Bush also had a well-earned reputation of simply being a decent man who respected the institutions he worked for and the colleagues he worked with. Regardless of what anyone wants to say about his policies or his administration, few can deny who he was as a man or how he carried himself. Both professionally and personally, he is someone that I hope to emulate.