Meet Jess, the Libertarian Party’s Development Manager. Jess Mears has been a Libertarian activist since 2007. She founded Libertarian groups on a college campus, a retirement community and at the county level. In 2010, Jess ran for state senate in Ohio at the age of 21. Jess has been involved with over a dozen Libertarian campaigns. In 2016, Jess planned rallies across the country for the Johnson Weld campaign as the Director of Events. This year, she served as campaign manager for the Foxall For Florida House District 72 Special Election; this campaign broke records for fundraising and media garnered. Jess received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati in Communications and Public Relations. She lives in the Tampa Bay Area with her two rescue dogs and five backyard chickens.