Meet Our Trainers
Jes Cruz is the former Training Director for the Florida Democratic Party and Florida Coordinated Campaign. She developed an online training program for Florida during the 2020 cycle that focused on training organizing staff and local candidates. Prior to that, she joined EMILY’s List in 2018 at the start of a historic year, when the organization trained thousands of women to run for office through the Run to Win training program. From coordinating the catering to training herself, Jes was responsible for ensuring that the trainings across the country ran seamlessly. Before joining EMILY’s List, Jes worked on several campaigns. In 2017, she joined Ron Nirenberg’s successful mayoral race in San Antonio as a Deputy Field Organizer. Later that year, she worked on Cheryl Turpin for Virginia Beach, a campaign that flipped a House of Delegates seat in Virginia. Jes is originally from California and graduated in 2017 from Trinity University in Texas.