Jesse is running for District Leader in Assembly District 52 to make sure the Democratic Party works for Brooklyn. The election is on Primary Day: June 23, 2020.
Jesse is a dedicated political organizer who believes a more transparent local Democratic Party is crucial for improving our community and making sure policymakers are responsive to our values.
Raised in North Carolina, Jesse found a home in Brooklyn. She attended Appalachian State University, where she studied finance and learned to think logically about systems and processes. In Brooklyn, this passion for systems change led her to work on reform-minded campaigns across the borough that challenged broken political structures.
As a member of New Kings Democrats, Jesse stepped forward in 2016 to help expand the club’s operations and harness the new wave of political energy to radically change our Party from the ground up. In 2018, she served as NKD’s Chief of Operations to further develop the club’s structure for grassroots organizing.
Over the last two years, Jesse has been a key organizer of #RepYourBlock, a community-led campaign to support Brooklynites running for seats on County Committee. Alongside coordinating the borough-wide strategy, Jesse focused on the 52nd Assembly District: investing in the power of organizing directly with neighbors by helping over 130 people run for County Committee.
Jesse believes the 52nd Assembly District can be a model for progressive Democratic Party organizing.
Jesse sees Party reform as a path to a more accountable government that will address our biggest policy concerns in the 52nd.
Jesse lives on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill with her partner, Rene. She is an avid bicyclist and commutes to Manhattan every day, where she works as the Director of Operations for a tech company that provides software to schools, non-profits, and businesses to extend the life of their computers.
For Jesse, changing our political system is a path to tackling the biggest challenges facing our district and our city: improving transportation infrastructure, creating safer roads for pedestrians and cyclists, expanding housing options for low-income New Yorkers, and making sure the district is a leader in environmental practices. This is the change she is fighting for.