MY WORK EXPERIENCE
PERPETUAL FORTITUDE LLC
President and Principal
Founder and principal for Democratic political consulting and digital management firm.
Specializes in developing and implementing messaging strategies for progressive candidates seeking to become agents of change through the electoral process.
Client roster includes over 20 local, state, federal, and international campaigns.
Services include crisis management, paid and earned media plans, social media, stakeholder engagement, website design, graphic design, and narrative development.
Leverages existing statewide network and relationships with elected officials at all levels of government, statewide advocacy groups, and other stakeholders to maximize results.
Works with a wide range of advocates, both individual and organizationally, to amplify messaging across a variety of channels, including earned and paid media.
Extensive experience creating political and policy-based infrastructure with an emphasis on coalition-building locally to cultivate positive relationships and drive engagement.
Employs unparalleled institutional knowledge of Pennsylvania politics, including legal requirements and best practices for compliance with campaign finance and lobbying.
PROGRESSIVE TURNOUT PROJECT
Operations Manager and Field Director
Recruited, hired, trained, and managed a 32-member team in the Harrisburg region for the 2020 election cycle.
Team ranked #2 of 72 offices, with over 150,000 individual voter contacts.
Designed and implemented political and professional development training programs.
Worked with local and national media to generate positive press for the organization.
Engaged in significant outreach with progressive stakeholders and elected officials.
DEMOCRATIC CONSULTING, POLLING AND ELECTION CALLS
Conducts political polling for Democratic candidates at the state, county, and local levels.
Responsible for client acquisition, project management, and political analysis.
Works closely with elected officials, candidates, and Democratic stakeholders.
BOB SOLOMON FOR CONGRESS
Initially hired as a consultant, promoted to Campaign Manager within weeks.
Oversaw hiring and staffing for all campaign elements, including field operations, media relations, and general operations.
Devised and implemented an advanced targeted digital media program with high levels of engagement.
Designed nearly all visual elements of the campaign, including logo, website, social media, campaign literature, targeted email campaigns, and production of fifteen different digital video ads.
Served as primary liaison to the candidate, responsible for all areas of internal campaign organization and political strategy.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Selected for a highly competitive position in an intensive three-week leadership course for Senior Officials in State and Local Government.
LAW OFFICES OF JESSE WHITE, LLC
ATTORNEY AT LAW / OWNER
Owned and managed a small law firm in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, focusing on bankruptcy, civil litigation, estates and trusts, election law, real estate, contracts, criminal defense, family law, and personal injury.
Managed all operations and advertising, including extensive use of social media.
Built practice from a solo operation to seven full-time employees.
DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctorate, actively involved in numerous pre-professional organizations.
Passed Pennsylvania Bar Exam in Summer 2003 (license currently not active).
PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
STATE LEGISLATOR, 46th DISTRICT OF PA
Represented 65,000 constituents as elected state legislator for the 46th District of Pennsylvania, writing over fifty pieces of legislation, including several bills signed into law.
Served on Judiciary, Labor and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Aging and Policy Committees.
Extensive experience with the legislative process and policy analysis.
Economic development efforts generated hundreds of millions in funding for infrastructure improvements of varying size and scope.
Worked regularly with corporate executives/counsel on public-private partnership endeavors.
WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON COLLEGE
B.A. in Political Science; earned Dean’s List Honors multiple semesters.
Active leadership roles in many campus and pre-professional organizations: President, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, General Manager, WXJX Radio Station, Vice-President, Pre-Law Society.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
1. LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING (INC. PARALEGAL)
2. SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT
3. POLITICAL CONSULTING
4. WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTENT
5. PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS AND ADVOCACY
6. WHEN YOU NEED A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL TO GET SOMETHING DONE
SPECIALIZED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
- PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH
- OPPOSITION RESEARCH
- POLITICAL POLICY PAPERS
- POLITICAL CAMPAIGN DOCS
- EBOOK WRITING
- WORDPRESS / WEBSITE DESIGN
- CONTENT CREATION
- LEGAL RESEARCH MEMOS
- LEGAL BRIEFS AND PLEADINGS
- WHITE PAPERS
- BLOG CREATION AND POSTS
- EDITING AND REVISIONS
- CREATIVE WRITING
- SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY
- SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
- BOOSTING ONLINE PRESENCE
- STRONGLY-WORDED LETTERS
- SEO OPTIMIZATION
- ONLINE MARKETING STRATEGY
- ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT