Texas Democratic Party Announces New Leadership Model, Appoints New Co-Executive Directors Jamarr Brown and Hannah Roe Beck
AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Democratic Party officially announced the new leadership of the party today as it continues to strengthen its power towards the 2022 election. Transitioning to a new model to promote inclusion, expand reach, expand operations and strengthen coalitions, the Texas Democratic Party has appointed Jamarr Brown and Hannah roe beck as new permanent co-administrators. Brown will transition to that role in the coming weeks, with an official start date of July 12.
The co-executive directors are already making history in their new functions. Brown is the party’s first-ever black executive director, and Roe Beck will be the youngest executive director in party history. Brown and Roe Beck are seasoned leaders of progressive Texas politics, with decades of political leadership and organizational experience between them. The two leaders will work closely together every step of the way to advance Texas Democratic priorities and defeat Republicans in 2022 – from advocating for voting rights, organizing in every community in Texas, to registering. a goal of nearly 2 million New Democrats in Texas to vote.
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement:
“I am incredibly proud to welcome our two new co-executive directors from the Texas Democratic Party – who are making history as our party’s first black executive director and youngest executive director in history. The Texas Democratic Party dreams as big as Texas needs us and fights hard for the future of our state – from organizing in every community in Texas to signing up 2 million New Democrats in Texas to vote . As we move up a gear towards 2022, our party couldn’t have better leaders than these two incredible Texans.
“With two Co-Executive Directors at the helm as part of our new model, our party will be on an even stronger footing to build coalitions, reach more Texans, and create an inclusive and collaborative grassroots movement. I can’t wait to get started and work with Jamarr and Hannah to build democratic power and take back our state. “
The Co-Executive Director of Texas Democratic Party Chairman Jamarr Brown made the following statement:
“I am more than delighted to join the Texas Democratic Party as Co-Executive Director alongside Hannah Roe Beck, and I am incredibly proud to be the very first black Executive Director in the history of the party. Right now, because of the failure of Republican politicians, people’s lives are on the line – and Democrats in Texas are fighting to strengthen government power in order to save our state. As Co-Executive Director, I look forward to helping cultivate the leadership of Democrats across Texas and create an authentic and inclusive coalition of people who are leading the fight for change. We have the movement to win, and I can’t wait to get ahead in the fight, with Texas Democrats around the world.
The Co-Executive Director of Texas Democratic Party President Hannah Roe Beck made the following statement:
“The fight for the future of Texas has never been more urgent, and I am deeply honored to help move this fight forward as the co-executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. Jamarr and I will work closely together to continue to strengthen our movement from scratch. We are building a party that represents Texas and reflects the diverse and powerful coalition of people who fight every day for a better future in our state. From defending the franchise to getting a goal of 2 million Texas New Democrats to vote, we’ve got the strategy to defeat Greg Abbott and give Texans the strong Democratic leadership they need and want. deserve. With our Democratic communities across the state, I look forward to working every day for the next sixteen months to make this happen in November 2022. ”
The biography of Jamarr Brown
Jamarr Brown has over a decade of experience as a campaign strategist, leadership trainer and nonprofit leader. Now he is making history as the very first black executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. Prior to this role, Jamarr served as director of civic engagement programs at re: power, managing partnerships with civic engagement and progressive working groups and overseeing a portfolio of programs to train and support organizers, campaign managers, staff and candidates.
Jamarr also served as National Training Director for Tom Steyer’s Presidential Campaign, where he led a national leadership development program for staff, volunteers, community leaders and issue advocates. In a previous role as Director of Organization and Training for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV), Jamarr managed statewide leadership development, public affairs, organizing the grassroots and campaign and election campaign work in conjunction with Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas. Under his leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters across Texas increased to 600,000. Jamarr has worked locally, state and nationally with a range of progressive organizations – forming key groups and campaigns across the country and gaining national coverage – and worked successfully with ColorOfChange to remove the Confederate Flag from State House grounds in South Carolina. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Jamarr received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University. He was most recently president of the Black Austin Democrats and a board member of Provide, Inc. and Leadership Austin. Jamarr is a member of the Democratic National Committee.
Hannah Roe Beck biography
Longtime progressive organizer with deep roots in San Antonio, Hannah Roe Beck will make history as the party’s youngest executive director. Hannah grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) in Political Science and Feminist Studies. While at UTSA, Hannah co-founded MOVE Texas (formerly MOVE San Antonio) to involve young people in the political process, eventually becoming MOVE’s first executive director. After leading MOVE for three years, Hannah was the very first Director of Development for the Martinez Street Women’s Center before managing two court campaigns in Bexar County to elect one of the first single mothers to the Bexar County Courthouse. (Judge Mary Lou Alvarez) and the youngest Latina judge of the elected district court in the state (Judge Monique Diaz). Prior to joining the Texas Democrats, Hannah was Managing Director of Ascend PAC, a local campaign angel investment fund in battlefield states, leading the organization for a year before leading its eventual merger with Run for Something to create RFS Ascend.
Hannah joined the Texas Democratic Party in January 2020 as convention director and led the very first and largest virtual convention in Democratic party politics in June 2020. The scope of the convention was significantly broadened, engaging hundreds of thousands of viewers and raising over $ 1.5 million for Democrats of Texas. For the remainder of the cycle, Hannah served as Deputy Director of Operations for the TDP. In January 2021, Hannah was appointed interim executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. His leadership guided the staff and the governing body through an organizational restructuring, the adoption of an annual budget for the 2022 election, and the successful launch of Project Texas, the party’s core strategy. to register 2 million New Democrats in Texas and defeat the Republicans in Texas in 2022.