Jess was born and raised in Leola, Pennsylvania. After graduating from college, she moved to Pittsburgh’s East End for a year of service and spent the next decade of her life fighting for affordable housing and community development. She served as the founding Executive Director of the Union Project, an effort that restored an abandoned church into an arts and social enterprise incubator. In 2010 she became Executive Director of ASSETS, a non-profit focused on transforming communities through business.
Jess has seen firsthand that Wall Street and the big corporate monopolies rigging the game in Washington are some of the biggest barriers to ordinary folks getting a shot at the American dream; she’s running for Congress to fight those barriers and to ensure that all Americans have a shot at pursuing their dreams.
Candidate for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District