There are a couple common themes threaded through all of these positions: building and growing relationships, and creating community for people who feel disconnected or unheard. Frankly, it doesn’t get any better than connecting people with others who share their values and watching what happens from there.
I am presently the Organizing Director at Bring It Home Florida, a grassroots, nonpartisan and non-profit organization that empowers everyday people to fight for Florida’s future. Our teams are experts at voter registration and they engage the voters in their own communities. It’s all about neighbors talking to neighbors.
I was the Organizing & Outreach Director for the Broward Democratic Party, where we put Broward at the top of every statewide list for voter registration and engagement, and developed several successful programs to increase visibility and give back to our communities.
At the Florida Democratic Party, I served as the Regional Organizing Director for Broward, subsequent to my roles of Voter Registration Organizer and Paid Canvasser.
Growing partnerships between the Democratic Party and community stakeholders was one of my chief priorities.
I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Broward Young Democrats, which is a party caucus.
Organizing during the first presidential campaign in a global pandemic with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the Biden-Harris Presidential Campaign was challenging but so rewarding. Our volunteer leaders were able to pivot from canvassing to phonebanking and still deliver a win in the field.
Next, I joined the team at For Our Future Action Fund and organized Milwaukee’s Sherman Park & Riverwest areas. Electing a qualified State Superintendent of Public Instruction is especially important to voters in these underserved communities. Voters chose the progressive candidate.
My wife and I co-founded Menomonee Falls Action Team in 2017 and we saw Democratic turnout in our very conservative community increase by more than 3%. We helped deliver a gubernatorial, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and U.S. Senate win in 2018, while building a volunteer infrastructure for future elections.
To echo a former Florida coordinated campaign director, I will forever be a volunteer neighborhood team leader.
Before I got into politics, I was a business owner, economic development guy, newspaper reporter and blogger, and radio DJ in Chicago and Wisconsin.