James served as a National Right to Life spokesperson in the 1980s followed by prominent positions in the administrations of both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush as well as serving in various capacities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“We are extremely proud of and wish to congratulate Kay Coles James on her appointment as Secretary of the Commonwealth,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “During her time at National Right to Life, Kay Coles James exhibited the same outstanding qualities that have made her such an exceptional leader. The compassion, vision, and aptitude she brought to her role at National to Right Life will certainly be an asset to the Youngkin Administration. “