Jay Parmley - Executive Director

 A native of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, Jay brings over a decade of experience in state Democratic party leadership.  From 2001- 2005, Parmley was the Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party.  At the time of his election, he was the nation’s youngest chairman of a State Democratic Party.  During his chairmanship, he also served Oklahoma Democrats in the dual role as Executive Director. Jay has also served as the Executive Director of the North Carolina and South Carolina Democratic Parties. From 2005-2008, Parmley worked for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), first in Mississippi before moving to South Carolina as part of DNC Chair Howard Dean's 50 state strategy.  From 1999-2001, he served as President of the Young Democrats of America. Parmley also served as an At-Large member of the DNC and a member of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee from 2005-2009.  In 2016, Jay directed the Alaska Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign working with legislative candidates and campaign staff and is pleased the Alaska House of Representatives is now Democratic-led for the first time in over 20 years.

Jay@akdems.org


Matt Greene - Data Director

Matt Greene joined the Alaska Democratic Party in 2014 and has extensive experience in field and data work. In 2008 and 2010 he was a regional field director for Idaho Democratic Congressman, Walt Minnick. In 2012 he served as political director for the Idaho Democratic Party. In 2013 he ran large field operations in Colorado. Prior to moving to Alaska Matt was the campaign manager for Idaho Representative John McCrostie.  

Matt@akdems.org


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Leighan Gonzales- Field Organizer

Born and raised in East Anchorage, Leighan is a graduate of East Anchorage High School and is studying Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage. During an internship in the office of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz in 2016, she became passionate about the plight of the homeless in Anchorage.  Leighan served as a transition coordinator with the Homeless Coalition and organized and led groups through homeless camp counts in the Municipality.  In 2016, Leighan served as a field organizer for the Alaska Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, helped manage a winning red-to-blue race in South Anchorage in 2017, and is an active member of the Alaska Young Democrats.

Leighan@akdems.org

 

 

Jacob Sears- Field Organizer

Born in Mississippi and raised in a military family, Jacob has lived all over Alaska for the last 15 years.  Since 2012, he has made his home in Fairbanks and is working towards a bachelor's degree in Political Science at  the University of Alaska Fairbanks. With a stint in DC for an internship and thesis work, Jacob worked on the Alaska Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign in 2016. 

jacob@akdems.org