In 2015, Jesse was elected Chairman of the Frederick County Young Republicans were he focused on voter turnout and local issues. In 2016, Jesse was appointed by Governor Hogan to the Board of License Commissioners for Frederick County to oversee the sale and distribution of alcohol for 260,000 residents. In 2017, Jesse was elected Chairman by the Board, the youngest in Maryland, overseeing a State Agency that regulates the largest Geographical County in Maryland. Under Jesse's leadership, the focus has been on modernizing processes, increasing transparency and improving customer service. In 2018, Jesse was elected State Delegate, representing District 4, Frederick & Carroll Counties. In 2019, after a successful first year in the legislature and passing 100% of his legislation, including the overhaul of Maryland's Human Trafficking laws, Jesse was elected Chairman of the Frederick County Delegation. In 2020, Jesse was appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee, a leadership position within the Minority Caucus.
Jesse is a proud husband and father. Jesse grew up in a military family, living abroad in Europe and Asia. His family’s Frederick County roots go back to the 1700’s. For over a decade, since graduating from college, Jesse has been working in the private sector helping small businesses create jobs; most recently as a consultant in Maryland and Virginia. In additional to working full-time, Jesse studies Law at the University of Maryland, in the evening. Jesse and his wife, Lindsey Pippy, an assistant state's attorney in Frederick, were the third generation to be married at Evangelical Church in Downtown Frederick. They have two sons, Liam and Noah, who are the fourth generational family members to be born at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Lindsey serves as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Frederick County and they are proud homeowners in the Yellow Springs area where they reside with their German Shorthaired-Pointer named “Gunner”.
Jesse is an effective public servant, with the right amount of private and public sector experience to make Maryland the best place to live, work and retire.