The DLCC Wouldn’t Be What It Is Today Without Jessica Post
Washington, DC – Today, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced that long-time President Jessica Post will depart the organization at the end of 2023. She has temporarily stepped into the role of Senior Advisor, with longtime Executive Director Heather Williams serving in the role of Interim President. Led by the search firm Grossman Heinz, a full search for her successor will begin on Monday.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s transformation and Post’s role in it cannot be overstated. When she took the helm at DLCC in 2016, state Democrats were in serious trouble. After disastrous cycles in 2010 and 2014, Democrats were down to just 29 Democratic majorities across the states at their lowest point.
Under her leadership, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee:
- Gained 11 legislative chambers, going from a low of 29 to now 40 after the historic 2022 midterm election.
- Ran the table in 2022, becoming the first incumbent party to hold every state legislative chamber in a midterm year.
- Grew the DLCC’s budget three-fold from $15 to over $50 million.
- Brought massive attention and resources to a ballot level the national party has often neglected.
- The Path to Majority Strategy put the DLCC on track to win back 50 state legislatures by the year 2030, reshaping political power in this country.
“Jessica was instrumental in bringing attention and resources to the level of the ballot where Democrats need it the most. She’s done it with a passion and conviction that has really brought to life the importance of Democratic leadership in state legislatures,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Interim President Heather Williams. “Jessica’s impact at the DLCC will not be forgotten. Under her leadership, the DLCC earned admiration and attention from all circles, grew our budget and staff three-fold, and led us to one of the most successful midterm years an incumbent party has ever had. We thank Jessica for her tenure and the incredible foundation that she has built.”
“Electing Democrats into statehouses and on the local level has been my life’s work and truly, the honor of my life. When I look back at where we started and where we are now, it is night and day. I want to thank every candidate, every partner, every donor, and every staff member for getting us to this place and highlighting the significance of winning state elections,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Senior Advisor Jessica Post. “This level of the ballot is tough, and we’re finally at a point where we’re breaking through. I have the utmost confidence in my friend and partner in the work, Heather Williams, and the rest of the team at DLCC to continue to do the work and take back power, one chamber and one state at a time. The job isn’t finished yet: we still have the Virginia legislative elections in November, where I plan on playing an integral role to ensure that we fight back against Gov. Glenn Youngkin and extremist Republicans across the state. We are all hands on deck in Virginia, and everybody else should be as well.”
To read more about Jessica’s departure, read her exclusive interview with 19th News, here.