WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is expanding its leadership roles and promoting its current executive director, Jessica Post, to the newly created role of president.
“Jessica Post has made it her life’s mission to turn state legislatures blue and under her leadership at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, we’ve had historic success and unprecedented growth toward that mission,” said DLCC Chair Tina Kotek, speaker of the Oregon House. “In just one election cycle, Jessica doubled fundraising, more than doubled staff and flipped 8 state legislative chambers. Creating this new role and having Jessica as our first president will ensure the DLCC is able to continue its rapid growth and historic success.”
Post got her start in politics running a legislative race in her home state of Missouri. She’s worked as a senior advisor to EMILY’s List and spent a cumulative 7 years with the DLCC. As president, she will continue to serve as the organization’s staff leader, lead spokesperson and principal fundraiser.
“It’s amazing how far we’ve come at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Creating this new role and expanding our leadership strategy will enable the committee to continue to grow and achieve new victories in 2019, 2020 and beyond,” Post said. “It’s an honor to be selected as the committee’s first president and I’m going to fight like hell to elect more Democrats to state legislatures across the country.”
The DLCC’s current deputy executive director, Heather Williams, who has been with the organization for a cumulative 10 years, will be promoted to the role of executive director. Williams previously worked in fundraising with the Iowa Senate Majority Fund and as a vice president at Stateside Associates.
“Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been unprecedented enthusiasm to elect Democrats up and down the ballot,” Williams said. “The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is harnessing that energy to elect Democrats to state legislatures in blue and red states. We’re going to build on that momentum and continue to grow the committee to support candidates and caucuses across the country.”