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Jess Weldon

Training Director

Jess Weldon is a homegrown Texan and teacher-turned-organizer who leads Arena’s Training team.

Prior to joining Arena, Jess was the Programs Director at Battleground Texas – a grassroots organization building progressive power in the Lonestar State. During the 2020 Presidential Cycle, Jess worked at For Our Future as the National Voter Contact Manager and spent the primary in New Hampshire as Bernie’s Campus and GOTV Director, and then as Field Director for Virginia and Ohio. Before that, Jess taught high school in Kansas City, Missouri and coached the cheer team. Some of Jess’s favorite things include dancing, exploring trails, and reading sci-fi.