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 addition to working full-time, Jesse is a graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Law.
In 2015, Jesse was elected Chairman of the Frederick County Young Republicans where he focused on voter turnout and local issues. In 2016, Jesse was appointed by the Governor to the Board of License Commissioners for Frederick County to oversee the sale and distribution of alcohol for 270,000 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 shifted to modernizing processes, increasing transparency and improving customer service. In 2018, Jesse was elected to the Maryland General Assembly, 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 continued to serve as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the 2021 and 2022 legislative sessions where he develops and leads the Republican Caucus' Conservative legislative agenda.
Jesse and his wife, Lindsey, an Assistant State's Attorney in Frederick, were the third generation to be married at Evangelical Lutheran 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 and attend Frederick County Public Schools. Jesse and Lindsey 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.