Jessica Post is the Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.
Guided by its mission to elect Democrats to state legislatures and establish Democratic majorities in chambers across the country, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) follows a 50-state strategy that allows Democrats to aggressively pursue victories in state capitols. The DLCC builds Democratic legislative infrastructure and grows winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees in all 50 states by providing campaign services through its partnerships with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters. The committee strategically targets resources each cycle to win legislative seats and impact Democratic majority status in legislative chambers.
In 2021, states will redraw their Congressional and state legislative lines and the elections in 2020 will be pivotal for redistricting efforts. Jessica serves on the board of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which is working to enact a comprehensive, multi-cycle Democratic Party redistricting strategy over the next five years and beyond.
Jessica rejoined the DLCC after serving as the Senior Director of FOCUS 2020, the EMILY’s List initiative to elect more pro-choice Democratic women to key state legislatures ahead of redistricting. Previously, Jessica served as the Political Advisor for the Midwest at EMILY’s List, recruiting candidates to run for governor, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House. She advised top federal races on strategic campaign decisions.
Before she joined EMILY’s List, Jessica served as the National Field Director and Political Director at the DLCC, where she counseled state legislative leaders and their staff on running efficient, data-driven caucus campaigns. During her tenure, she pioneered the Grassroots Victory Program, an intensive field training and staff placement program that ensured state legislative candidates across the country were equipped with the right resources to run modern field efforts.
Before joining the DLCC in 2010, Jessica was the Statewide Field Director for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign for Senator Al Franken and the DFL ticket. She is a graduate of Truman State University, and she began her career managing a state legislative race in Missouri.